On the day dedicated to girls by the UN, a series of science activities took place in the Library of Mexico. These activities aimed to promote scientific skills and imagination in young people. The adopt a talent program conducted several workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the Fleet, Float workshops, and Spill Cleanup experiments, the girls were able to use their creativity and develop their scientific skills. The first experiment required the girls to design and create a model that would allow objects to remain on the surface of water using aluminum foil structures based on their imagination, basic information, and verification.
The second experiment challenged the girls to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, which encouraged reflection and the design of different strategies to clean contaminated waters. Curiosity sparked a lot of questions and discussions among the participants during these experiments as they touched materials, observed, used their imaginations while carrying out tasks.
Following the experiments, the girls learned about the importance of cleaning contaminated water and even shared their newfound knowledge with their parents. The adopt a talent program aims to encourage young people to observe, learn how to predict outcomes, generate hypotheses, interpret data and work with groups in different states periodically offer workshops.
The day ended with presentations about women’s challenges faced in science field with emphasis on sharing stories of successful female scientists while highlighting obstacles women face in scientific community. These presentations emphasized the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science technology engineering mathematics (STEM).