Via The Oregonian:
Kate Fayloga, 16, a rising junior at Lake Oswego High School, set a long-term goal for herself at the tender age of seven – winning the Girl Scout Silver Award.
Six years later, she earned it by planning and hosting a weekend overnight camp for over 30 girls.
Now she's trying for the highest award a Girl Scout can earn: the Gold Award. Less than six percent of Girl Scouts earn this award.
Fayloga has dedicated more than 250 hours over the last two years to creating an earth science education program for Tryon Creek State Natural Area. She'll launch the "Discovering the Park Through Science" program on Saturday with help from Tryon Creek staff and volunteers.
The program consists of six educational stations – Rock Identification, Rock Cycle, Water Quality, Sediment Sorting, Rock Hardness and Fossils – appropriate for children 5 and older.