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.
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.