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Good books broaden our horizons and inspire new conversations, no matter where we are! Join the Florida Museum of Natural History and Alachua County Library District for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a series of events building community while lifting the voices of women in science!

This FREE event allows attendees to meet scientists, educators and take part in activities, all virtually via Zoom!

Download our free activity book with experiments, demonstrations, coloring pages and more created by local scientists for future scientists of all ages to complete! Then, join us via Zoom on Feb. 13 to meet the educators and researchers who made these activities, see demonstrations and ask questions!

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Download the Girls Do Science FREE activity book to find projects for all ages with targeted pages for Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Each activity was designed by a scientist and includes background information, material lists, step-by-step instructions, and bonus resources to keep learning!

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Participating Scientists

woman holding snake and smilingJade Salamone, Conservation Education Curator at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo.
Learn how zoos contribute to wildlife conservation and bring animals back from the brink of extinction.
woman smiling holding plantMaria Beatriz Cortez, Ph.D Candidate at the Soltis Lab.
Learn more about  Spanish moss, which is neither Spanish, nor a moss. What is this mysterious being that drapes our beloved oak trees?
woman in labFiona Harris, Graduate Researcher at UF’s Department of Microbiology & Cell Science.
Use microscopes and staining techniques to compare the size and shape of lake microorganisms, bacterial cells, and human cells. Discover how these microorganisms impact your life and the life of larger organisms around you
person in the fieldTyler Bowling, Manager of the Florida Program for Shark Research.
Hear about shark research with jaws, tags and other props! Learn about International Shark Attack File investigations and shark movement in the state of Florida. 

NEA Big Read Series

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NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu

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