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We're hosting our Girls Empowered with Math and Science (GEMS) Workshops for girls ages 8-15. Studies have shown that most girls lose interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by age 15. 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 • October 2021-May 2022

​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

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Upcoming Workshops 2021-2022*


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.


​​*Workshop themes are subject to change depending on guest speakers. Stay tuned to this page for updates.