Women in Science Day and The Bearded Lady Project Film and Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 11, 2023
at 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, February 11, 2023
at 10:00am – 4:00pm

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, actualized by UNESCO and UN-Women, join us to engage in a variety of family-friendly activities from local women in STEM, a book signing by paleontologist and PBS Eons host and paleontologist Kallie Moore, as well as a screening of the short documentary film The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science. Then, join us for an eye-opening panel discussion about the struggles and successes of women in the geosciences with Lexi Jamieson Marsh and Dr. Ellen Currano, the masterminds behind the exhibition.

Saturday Event Schedule

  • 9 a.m. | Doors and museum open.
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Visit with regional women scientists from organizations at activity tables (Whole museum).
  • 11-11:30 a.m. | Book reading with paleontologist and author Kallie Moore (Hager Auditorium).
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Book signing with Kallie Moore (Main lobby). Books can be pre-purchased or purchased in our museum gift shop.
  • 1:30 - 3 p.m. | Bearded Lady Project film screening and panel discussion (Hager Auditorium).

About The Bearded Lady Project
This film and accompanying photo exhibition demonstrate the competencies and passions of female paleontologists and how this unfair, gendered stereotype can be easily diminished with the donning of a beard. With some well-placed facial hair, any female scientist can be perceived as equally rugged, tough, and determined.

Included with membership/admission.