On the day dedicated to girls by the UN, held in Mexico’s Library, young people excitedly participated in science activities. The aim was to promote scientific skills and imagination in girls. Through a series of workshops, the Adopt a Talent program conducted experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the activities, such as Fleet, Float workshops and Spill Cleanup experiments, the girls were able to use their imagination and develop their scientific skills. In the first experiment, they designed and created 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. In the second experiment, they proposed ways to reverse oil contamination in water, encouraging reflection and different strategies to clean contaminated waters.
Curiosity sparked many questions and discussions among participants during the experiments. They touched materials, observed and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the experiments, they learned about cleaning contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The Adopt a Talent program aims to encourage young people to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses and interpret data. They also work with groups in different states to offer periodic workshops. The day ended with presentations about women’s challenges in science fields: sharing stories of successful female scientists while emphasizing obstacles that women face in scientific communities. It highlighted the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science technology engineering mathematics (STEM).