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Celebrate ‘International Women and Girls in Science Day’ with hands-on activities and experiments! Meet local scientists and hear from Jenny Tung, associate professor of biology at Duke University, during this FREE program open to everyone.

In 2015, the United Nations selected Feb. 11 as ‘International Women and Girls in Science Day’ in order to further achieve gender equality and encourage more female participation in science.

Explore the world of pottery mending, learn about animal training and see live bees and turtles at this special celebration!

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  • Girls Do Science: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Meet local scientists and participate in cool experiments!

  • Guest Speaker Presentation: 2-3 p.m.
    • Jenny Tung is an evolutionary anthropologist and geneticist who is investigating the connection between social experiences and health. Join us for her presentation on “The Social Lives of Genomes: Lessons from our Primate Cousins.”
    • Tung was selected as a 2019 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The MacArthur Fellowship is an annual cash award given to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential. The purpose of the program is to enable recipients to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society.
  • While the event activities are FREE, there is an admission charge for the Amazing Pollinators and Butterfly Rainforest exhibits.


    Name: Catherine Carey, Florida Museum

    Phone: 352-273-2064

    Email: ccarey@flmnh.ufl.edu


    Florida Museum of Natural History

    3215 Hull Road
    Gainesville, FL 32611

    Phone: 352-846-2000

    Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit

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