Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

July 4, 2018

“We need to encourage and support girls and women to achieve their full potential as scientific researchers and innovators.” — UN SECRETARY-GENERAL, ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

This year we decided to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) by working with a space theme and concentrating on women’s achievements in the field.

international day of women and girls in science

First, we watched the movie “Hidden Figures.” I wasn’t sure if Nat was old enough to understand it, but she liked the movie a lot. She was very touched by both the women’s rights and racial segregation subjects, and it has prompted a lot of questions and stimulating discussions.

After watching the movie, Nat built the Women of NASA Lego® Ideas set (21312) which I bought for her for this particular occasion. She also researched about Margaret Hamilton, Nancy G. Roman, Mae Jemison, Sally Ride & Katherine Johnson (who unfortunately was not included in the final set, but she is my girl’s new heroine) and made a simple poster about them, which we hung on a wall in our living room.

international day of women and girls in science
international day of women and girls in science
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