Its a dance party among the dinosaurs at Burpee!
Let’s get together and celebrate the potential and successes of women in science, technology and engineering careers in our 2nd annual DWTD celebration. Enjoy an evening of dancing, science activities & science glamour! You will find light desserts & drinks, door pries, dancing and full access to Burpee Museum! Learn about amazing women scientists and dress-up as your favorite scientists for a Science Photo Booth photoshoot!
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:30pm
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Preschool-Middle School Youth & their date
(chaperoning Dates must be 18 or older. No under 18 drop offs)
Member Youth & Date – $35
(additional children $10 each)
General Public Youth & Date – $45
(additional children $20 each)
Everyone is Welcome!
We are celebrating the potential and successes of women in sciences, but all genders are welcome to attend.
Oder Tickets Online:
*Tickets can be purchased in advance at Burpee’s Visitor Services and by phone 815-965-3433.
Register Online Here
Why Dancing with Dinos for Girls?
Even in 2018, Studies show:
Young Girls Are Less Apt To Think That Women Are Smart
Girls in the first few years of elementary school are less likely than boys to say that their own gender is “really, really smart,” and less likely to opt into a game described as being for super-smart kids, research finds.
Women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, although to a lesser degree than in the past, with the greatest disparities occurring in engineering, computer science, and the physical sciences (NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016).
Additional studies show that by helping young women visualize themselves in science careers (ex: through storybooks, dress up and role play, and even in our photo booths), girls begin to believe that they “CAN do this!”
Dancing With The Dinos shows girls scientists of success and helps girls celebrate and envision themselves as successful in different types of STEM careers.
Interested in supporting our efforts? Contact Anne Weerda (firstname.lastname@example.org)