Girls in Science
Girls are the future of science and conservation.
Yet, according to the United Nations, women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science. In 2016, when the UN announced the first ever International Women and Girls in Science Day (February 11th), they shared a recent study that found the probability of female students graduating with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree in science-related fields are 18%, 8%, and 2% respectively, while the percentage of male students are 37%, 18%, and 6%. In an attempt to change these numbers in the United States, a bipartisan bill was introduced named Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act (H.R. 4755)
Women for Wildlife actively participates in Girls in Science programs across the United States. To learn more about how to be part this innovative opportunity for girls to learn from and interact with women role models in science, click HERE.
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Girls in Science Events:
Previous Girls in Science Events:
Girls in Science Summer Camp
HeadFirst Summer Camp
Aug. 7-11, 2017
Women for Wildlife co-created an inspiring week-long Girls in Science Summer Camp with HeadFirst Summer Camp for ages 8 to 11.
Girls in Science Event
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
March 4, 2017
Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference (High School)
Dana Point, CA
March 17, 2017
Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference (Middle School)
Dana Point CA
Feb. 18th, 2017
National Environmental Education Foundation: "Girls in Science" by. Jennifer Palmer
National Girls Collaborative Project
2019: Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference
February 16, 2019 (middle school)
March 16, 2019 (high school)
Ocean Institute, Dana Point CA
A day filled with science and inspiration as we join the Ocean Institute to connect leading female scientists with the next generation of ocean advocates. Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference is proudly sponsored by The Tiffany & Co.Foundation and the Steinmetz Foundation.