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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day celebrates the achievements of women in science and aims to encourage more girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The history of the day dates back to 2015, when the United Nations General Assembly declared it an official day of observance. The day was created to recognize the important contributions women have made to science, and to encourage more girls and young women to get involved in STEM fields. The goal is to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls which includes providing resources, education, training, and support.

Every year, the day is observed with a different theme. This year’s theme is “Investing in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.” The theme highlights the importance of investing in women and girls in science, so that they can play a leading role in achieving inclusive green growth. The day can be celebrated in many ways: attending events, participating in online discussions, and sharing inspiring stories of women scientists on social media.

Use these interesting resources to raise awareness about this day in your care setting!

Activity Ideas:

  • Explore some iconic women in politics with our digest – here
  • Try out our Lava Lamp science experiment – here
  • Celebrate women in science with our Activity Book – here