The New England Aquarium’s Women in Science Program engages young women from Boston-area schools in the many aspects of marine science. The young women are presented with examples and information demonstrating that science is not an exclusively male profession. They learn that the world of science is multifaceted and that science is not a boring, one-dimensional field.
There are two all-day events serving the middle and high school populations. The program features women scientists who speak about their work in a series of presentations and activities. Each event introduces students to professional women working in the sciences at the Aquarium; provides them a network of potential mentors; and highlights opportunities for participation in Aquarium programs. The students also go on detailed behind-the-scenes tours, where they learn how our animals are cared for. In addition, they participate in activites such as dissection, animal identification, animal feeding and animal training. The events include lunch with a keynote speaker who engages participants in a discussion about their experiences with the sciences. The students end the day with a self-guided tour of the Aquarium and an IMAX film.
Middle School Session
Thursday, October 8
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This day is for students in grades 6-8. If you are interested in attending with your students, please contact Vickie Cataldo, firstname.lastname@example.org. Six girls each from 10 schools can be accepted.
High School Session
Thursday, Nov. 5
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This day is for students in grades 9-12. If you are interested in attending with your students, please contact Vickie Cataldo, email@example.com. Six girls each from 10 schools can be accepted.
Special Programs Coordinator