Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today is Ada Day!

What is Ada Day? It is a recognition of Women in Science. The idea for the special day started in Europe, with recognition of Lady Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. Ada Lovelace Day has become an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Camp Bayou's Fall Open House on Saturday, October 26, will include an activity or 2 that pays homage to some of our favorite women in science. Learn about their passion for their research in the natural sciences. Kids can then make a mask of an animal the women scientists worked with and join the 'Species Walk'.

Historically, women have not had the same degree of recognition that men have had- often actively deterred or outright barred from the sciences. But that has not stopped the many dedicated women who have spent their life pursuing where their passion leads. There is so many great discoveries, theories and studies through the centuries, which will continue into the future.

Take a moment today to thank a woman in science! 

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