Women in Science Day
We use science every day whether we know it or not. Many contributions to science have been made by women. During this event, we will celebrate the accomplishments of women in the field of science while sharing fun science experiments to try at home.
This year's event is virtual and will be held on April 24th. The event is free and will be shared through Facebook, Facebook Live, YouTube and this page.
Kits are available for purchase for $5 to participate with science experiments at home. Those that register for the kits can tune in at 2pm for a Facebook Live presentation on how to do the experiments. Can't make it at that time? The presentation will be recorded. Kits are geared for ages 7-12 years. Register for a kit by registering for the event.
Schedule of Events on Facebook Live:
10am Women in Science Panel- Participate in this activity by tuning into Facebook Live to see women that have made their careers in science. Learn about what they do and have they got where they are today. If you have a question for a woman scientist, submit questions prior to the panel by emailing Kate.Mowbray@accgov.com..
11am Nature Journaling- Join SCNC staff for a lesson on nature journaling and learn how to do basic sketches. We’ll share about a few women naturalists and nature illustrators during the class. Bring paper and pencils with you to the computer to practice journaling with us.
12pm Animal Encounter “Female Animals at SCNC”- As we celebrate women scientists, join SCNC staff in celebrating a few of our female animals that reside at SCNC. Learn about bees, turtles and hissing cockroaches to find out what makes the females unique.
1pm Storytime “Dinosaur Lady” by Linda Skeers- Listen to the story of Mary Anning, the first paleontologist. Discover what a paleontologist is through the story and we’ll share a few fossils from our collection.
2pm Registered Event Kit Participants via Facebook Live- Register for the event and pay for a kit to participate in this portion of the event. For ages 7-12 years. Registration for kits before the event. Pick up of kits will be Tuesday, April 20 - Friday, April 23 at Sandy Creek Nature Center. A few kits will be available on site for purchase starting Saturday April 17th.
A series of recorded videos will be shared via YouTube starting on April 24th. Check back for a link to the event playlist.