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Girls Empowered with Math and Science Workshops
Girls Empowered with Math and Science Workshops

Sat, Oct 09


Fort Walton Beach Library

Girls Empowered with Math and Science Workshops

We're hosting our Girls Empowered with Math and Science (GEM) workshops for girls ages 8-15 at the Fort Walton Beach Library the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CALL FWB LIBRARY TO REGISTER: 850-833-9590

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Time & Location

Oct 09, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Fort Walton Beach Library, 185 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA

About The Event

Our GEMS Workshops are aimed at providing girls with hands-on activities and  experiences to keep them involved in STEM. Each month, GEMS will study  the work of a renowned female scientist while engaging in hands-on  lessons. GEMS is a free drop-off program that is fun, educational, and shows  the numerous ways STEM topics can be pursued both in their future  educations and as potential career pathways. If we support a young woman  in STEM, then she can change the world.

Second Saturday of Each Month

​10:30 am- 12:00 pm


Fort Walton Beach Library

185 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Cost & Registration 

Workshops are free

Pre-registration is recommended so that there are enough materials

To register, please call the Fort Walton Beach Library at 850-833-9590

Program sponsored by MTSI



October 9: Kizzmekia Corbet- Immunologist

  • Germs are everywhere. We could say they’re nothing to sneeze at, but that would be a pretty lame joke. GEMS will learn how their immune system works, how their bodies fight off illnesses, and how immunologists like Kizzmekia Corbett advance the science of vaccines. Finish off the event by creating your own bacteria model!
  • Kizzy, our Female Ball Python & Kizzmekia's namesake, will even be in attendance for workshop participants to meet.

November 13: Mae Jeminson- Astronaut & Engineer

  • GEMS will blast off at this month’s lesson while learning how astronauts like Mae Jeminson get to space. GEMS will draw inspiration from existing spacecraft, design and build their own simple model, and then complete a series of tests to ensure that they are ready for launch

December 11: Jane Goodall- Primatologist

  • Swing into a wild month and discover how Jane Goodall transformed our understanding of chimpanzees. GEMS will explore methods of primate adaptations, communication, and tool-making skills. GEMS will be challenged to do as the chimpanzees do, solving problems in teams by using non-verbal communication, engineering tools to accomplish tasks, and tackling the opposable thumbs challenge!

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