On a day dedicated to them by the UN, girls from all over Mexico gathered at the Library of Mexico to participate in exciting science activities. These activities aimed to foster scientific skills and imagination in young people. The Adopt a Talent program organized a series of workshops where participants conducted experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
The day began with Fleet, Float workshops that encouraged creativity and scientific exploration. The second 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. They then moved on to Spill Cleanup experiments where they learned about the importance of cleaning contaminated water.
During the experiments, curiosity sparked many questions and discussions among the participants as they touched materials, observed, and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the experiments, they learned valuable lessons about cleaning contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The Adopt a Talent program encourages young people to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses, and interpret data. The program also works with groups in different states to offer periodic workshops.
The day ended with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science fields, emphasizing not only sharing stories of successful female scientists but also highlighting obstacles women face in scientific communities. These presentations underscored the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science technology engineering maths (STEM).