According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, about half of all teen girls still believe that a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) is not a typical career choice for women yet an overwhelming number of them are interested in the field. Experts agree that the best way to encourage girls and boys to explore STEM careers is to expose them to fun learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Miami's Museum of Science is providing parents with an opportunity to do just that during their upcoming "Brain Fair".
Saturday, March 23 from 10 am to 4 pm, the museum will be hosting a "Brain Fair" as part of Brain Awareness Week. "The Brain Fair will provide a fun-filled opportunity for adults and children alike to learn all about the amazing function of the brain," said public programs manager for Miami Science Museum Karlissa Carlwood. The free interactive experience includes the opportunity to touch a real brain, build a neuron and participate in a brain bee. There will also be face painting and puppet shows to keep the smaller children entertained.
For parents and tweens, a few of South Florida's top neurologists will be in attendance to talk about the latest advancements in maintaining a healthy brain. The museum will also be giving away bike helmets. The Miami Museum of Science hosts regular family fairs with the focus on exposing children to STEM related topics in a fun and interactive manner.
For more information, please visit the Miami Museum of Science web site.