On the day dedicated to girls, the UN organized science activities at the Library of Mexico to promote scientific skills and imagination in young people. The Adopt a Talent program conducted workshops where participants carried out experiments and proposed solutions to challenges. The girls were able to use their creativity and develop their scientific skills during activities such as the Fleet, Float workshops, and Spill Cleanup experiments.
In the first experiment, the girls were tasked with designing and creating a model that would allow objects to remain on the surface of water. Using their imagination, basic information, and verification, they constructed aluminum foil structures. In the second experiment, the girls were encouraged to propose ways to reverse oil contamination in water, sparking curiosity and reflecting on different strategies for cleaning contaminated waters.
During the experiments, participants touched materials, observed them closely, and used their imaginations while completing tasks. Afterward, they learned valuable lessons about cleaning contaminated water and shared their newfound knowledge with their parents.
The Adopt a Talent program aims to inspire young people to observe, learn how to predict outcomes, generate hypotheses, interpret data and work with groups in different states offering periodic workshops.
The day concluded with presentations about the challenges faced by women in science fields. These presentations emphasized not only sharing stories of successful female scientists but also highlighted the obstacles women face in science communities. It was a call for encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science technology engineering mathematics (STEM).