Celebrate Science and Women’s History Month

Girls participate in a Astro4Girls event.

NASA science education partners are celebrating National Women’s History Month in March with the expanded NASA Science4Girls and Their Families initiative. The theme for this year’s National Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”

Libraries are encouraged to partner with NASA science education programs throughout the spring to empower women’s success—especially in science—starting from when they are young. Libraries will have the opportunity to host events related to NASA’s scientific explorations of our home planet Earth, our Sun, our solar system, and the Universe beyond during Women’s History Month. These events are open to all family members, regardless of gender, but focus on engaging girls in science using field-tested, hands-on activities.

Last year, the pilot initiative Astro4Girls was successfully introduced in nine libraries. This year, more than twenty-five libraries nationwide will host NASA science educators exploring topics in astronomy, Earth science, planetary science, and Sun science!

Libraries can still join in the celebration of Women’s History Month. Contact us before March 15 to partner with NASA science education programs that are hosting training webinars this spring. Webinars will support participating libraries in offering NASAScience4Girls and Their Families programming at their libraries during 2013 and 2014. Please visit the support for libraries page to learn how you can participate this spring or to join us in planning for 2014.

Help your community explore the wonders of NASA science, and celebrate the contribution of women to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)!

Want to learn more about women and science? Check out NASA Science Mission Directorate, the Library of Congress’s Women’s History Month website, International Women’s Day, and Women@NASA.