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Girls Empowered with Math and Science Workshops   *CLASS FULL*
Girls Empowered with Math and Science Workshops   *CLASS FULL*

Sat, Oct 08


Fort Walton Beach Library

Girls Empowered with Math and Science Workshops *CLASS FULL*

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 08, 2022, 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 8: Sylvia Earle/Marine Biologist

Time to dive deep into the field of marine biology. GEMS will learn all about what lies in the deepest depths of the ocean and conduct experiments on various water samples to determine what healthy waterways should look like. GEMS will also learn about Sylvia Earle and her work to protect and revitalize the world's oceans as well as ways they can protect our waterways and the sea creatures that reside in it.

November 12: Rosalind Franklin/Chemist & DNA Researcher

GEMS will conduct an experiment to learn how to extract DNA just like the woman who discovered structure of DNA, Rosalind Franklin. They will also test out their jewelry-making skills by creating a DNA Model Necklace, then finish off the class by making a heredity cootie catcher game. Use this to test your workshop mates on their DNA knowledge. We will also have one of our animal ambassadors in attendance who we named after one of Rosalind Franklin’s fellow researcher!

December 10: Janet Iwasa/Molecular Animator

Have you ever wondered how things move and interact that we can’t see? Scientist Janet Iwasa has dedicated her life to animating biological molecules into how her and other scientists hypothesize them to interact. In this GEMS lessons, students will learn how to make a stop motion animation film using Playdough, explore the “Molecular Flipbook” app created by Janet, and make a paper animation craft to take home.

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