This March, WonderLab will celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting Agents of Change: Women of STEM Leading the Way. The event includes the history of women in science, hands-on activities, and women who work in STEM fields professionally and academically.
“WonderLab was founded by women. Our CEO, most of our full time staff, and many of our interns and volunteers are women,” said Sarah Lynn Wells, WonderLab’s adult and secondary education specialist. “That’s not very common for a science museum and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate women in STEM.”
IU Graduate Women in STEM, a community designed to support the professional and educational development of women in these fields, is working closely with WonderLab for the event, contributing materials and facilitating activities.
During Agents of Change: Women of STEM Leading the Way, there will be activities exploring the historical and contemporary contributions women have made to STEM fields including story time for young children in Discovery Garden. All visitors will receive an Agents of Change: Women of STEM Leading the Way Passport in which they can collect stamps from each activity station. Visitors who complete the passport will be entered to win a mystery prize.
Every station will be staffed by a woman who works either professionally or academically in a STEM field. Activity stations will include:
- Scientific Observations
- Bio/geo- chemistry
- Science Storytime
- Measuring Animal Behavior
- Robo Explorers
- Mathematics Corner
- Enter the Eye: Window to the World
- What is the Problem? How do we Solve It?
- Go With the Flow
WonderLab is proud to partner with IU Graduate Women in STEM for Agents of Change: Women of STEM Leading the Way. Special event activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All event activities are free with museum admission.
WonderLab is an award-winning science museum located at 308 W. Fourth St. on the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana. The museum is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $9, and children younger than one are free. For more information call (812) 337-1337, or go online to wonderlab.org or WonderLab’s Facebook page.