On the day dedicated to girls by the UN, held in the Library of Mexico, young people eagerly participated in science-related activities. These activities aimed to inspire scientific creativity and skills among girls and young people. The Adopt a Talent program organized a series of workshops where participants conducted experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the workshops, participants were able to use their imagination and develop their scientific abilities through activities such as Fleet, Float, and Spill Cleanup experiments. In the first experiment, girls designed and built a model that would keep objects on water’s surface using aluminum foil structures based on their imagination, basic information, and verification. In the second experiment, participants were tasked with proposing ways to clean up oil contamination in water bodies. This encouraged them to reflect on different strategies for cleaning contaminated waters.
Throughout the experiments, curiosity sparked many questions and discussions among participants as they touched materials, observed them closely and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the experiments, girls learned about the importance of cleaning contaminated waters and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The Adopt a Talent program encourages young people to observe, learn how to predict outcomes, generate hypotheses, interpret data and work collaboratively with groups across different states by offering periodic workshops.
The day concluded with presentations that focused on challenges faced by women in science fields. Presentations emphasized not only sharing stories of successful female scientists but also highlighting obstacles that women face in the scientific community. The event underscored the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science technology engineering mathematics (STEM).