Women In Science Day
March 1st, 2014
Heritage Park Community Center
Saturday, March 1st, Green Team held the annual Women In Science Day event at Heritage Village in Beaverton. Forty young women and ten female mentors, with careers in the sciences, attended the event which included a brief presentation, mentor discussion groups and native tree & shrub planting. Delicious breakfast and snacks were generously donated by New Seasons, Starbucks, Sesame Donuts and Einstein Bagels.
The day kicked off with a presentation highlighting the history and importance of women in the sciences. Historically, women have been largely excluded from the field and have been overwhelmingly underrepresented. However, all people benefit from women being involved in the science field as the ingenuity, creativity and passion of approximately half of the human population has just begun to be tapped! Green Team hosts this event in order to connect young women with mentors in the field and show them that a career in the sciences could be a welcome reality to them.
We ended the event by heading outside and planting and mulching two hundred and twenty-five native plants and shrubs along a tributary of Willow Creek. The event was a huge success and we here on Green Team are so thankful to all of our donors, mentors and Elizabeth Anderson for demonstrating during the event!