On the day dedicated to them by the UN, girls eagerly participated in science activities held at the Library of Mexico. These activities aimed to foster scientific skills and imagination in young people. The Adopt a Talent program conducted a series of workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges.
During the experiments, the girls were able to use their creativity and develop their scientific skills. They designed and created models that allowed objects to float on water using aluminum foil structures based on their imagination, basic information, and verification. In another experiment, they proposed ways to reverse oil contamination in water, encouraging reflection and the design of different strategies to clean contaminated waters.
The experiments sparked curiosity among the participants, who asked many questions and discussed their findings. They touched materials, observed them closely and used their imaginations while carrying out tasks. Following the experiments, the girls learned valuable lessons about cleaning contaminated water and even shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The Adopt a Talent program aims to inspire young people to observe, learn to predict, generate hypotheses, and interpret data. They also work with groups in different states to offer periodic workshops. The day ended with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science, emphasizing not only sharing stories of successful female scientists but also highlighting obstacles that women face in the scientific community. The presentations underscored the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.