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Celebrate ‘International Women and Girls in Science Day’ with hands-on activities and experiments! Hear from local scientists in a virtual panel discussion about women and science 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. Join us for a day full of activities and conversation with a variety of scientists! Activities will take place on the lawn in front of the museum and the panel discussion will be live-streamed, weather permitting.

Activities

Girls Do Science

Meet local scientists and participate in cool experiments throughout the afternoon!

Women Do Science Panel Presentation: 2-3 p.m.

In this VIRTUAL presentation, hear women share the stories of their pathways into science and their incredible adventures along the way! Learn about careers in science and women scientists from around the world. After the presentation, Gabby Salazar, author of “No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice,” will have a book signing.

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Today’s Panelists

person in forestGabby Salazar, author of “No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice”
person in waterJennifer Adler, conservation photographer and underwater photojournalist
person in natureMallory Dimmitt, CEO of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Coalition
woman in front of plantsMaria Beatriz de Souza Cortez, Ph.D. candidate in The Soltis Lab
person in front of trees

Moderator: Dr. Megan Ennes, Assistant Curator of Museum Education in the Department of Natural History at the University of Florida

 

While the event activities are FREE, there is an admission charge for the Tiny Titans and Butterfly Rainforest exhibits.

Organizer

Name: Catherine Carey, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2064

Email: ccarey@flmnh.ufl.edu

Venue

Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website


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