It’s a Girl Scout takeover at National Children’s Museum! During Girl Scout Day 2023, Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors will envision themselves as future STEM professionals as they play in the Museum’s exhibits, participate in special pop-up activities, and hear from women speakers who work in STEM fields (see speaker details below).
Use promo code GSD2023 when purchasing to receive a 10% discount on Museum admission and a special Girl Scout Day fun patch for each Girl Scout who visits. Tickets are required for everyone attending Girl Scout Day—including Girl Scouts, chaperones, family members, etc. Please note, the Museum will be open to the public on Girl Scout Day. Because Saturday admission typically sells out weeks in advance, we encourage you to purchase tickets today.
Meet a Woman in STEM
Speaker sessions will be held at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Each session has limited first-come, first-serve seating.
Dr. Wendy Bohon was a professional actress until she felt a big earthquake, which shook up her world! She was fascinated with the earthquake so she went back to school and got a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in Earthquake Geology. From there, Wendy worked at the USGS and IRIS to educate people around the world about earthquakes. Now she works to improve communication about our changing earth for the Earth Science Division at NASA Goddard as a Communication Strategist. Wendy has been featured in books like "Quake Chasers," on TV shows like "Mission Unstoppable" on CBS, and in museum exhibits like National Children’s Museum’s The STEAM in ME. Wendy lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter, twin boys, 3 cats, 1 dog, 1 lizard, 1 fish, and 2 snails.
Roberta L. DeBiasi, MD, MS is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC; tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine; and Principal Investigator in the Center for Translational Research within Children’s Research Institute. Dr. DeBiasi treats normal and immunocompromised children hospitalized with severe infections and outpatients. Dr. DeBiasi’s research expertise includes basic science as well as clinical/translational research focused on viral infections and emerging infectious diseases. She has authored over 100 original peer-reviewed research, review articles, and book chapters. She greatly enjoys teaching and mentoring graduate and medical students, residents, and fellows in the classroom, the hospital wards, and in research. She is also actively engaged in continuing medical education for community physicians, outreach to the community, and educating the public via media appearances on NPR radio, local and national newspaper, and television.
Sarah O’Halloran is a freelance sound designer and composer for theater. She works with theater companies around our region including Theater J, Everyman Theater, and 1st Stage. Sarah studied music and English literature in college and eventually got a Ph.D. in Composition and Computer technology, which required writing original music and creating interactive computer instruments and tools. Sarah’s work as a sound designer for theater involves figuring out what the audience needs to hear and how they will hear it. This might mean choosing microphones for actors, choosing speakers and where to put them, or it might mean recording, finding, or making sound effects. Her work as a composer for theater involves writing music that helps the show transition from one scene to another, making music that is played during a scene to influence the mood, writing a song a character will sing, or creating music to which performers will dance.
Crystal Gould Perrot has been working with, using, and teaching math for 14 years. As a girl who codes, she is currently a Senior Consultant in Graph Analytics, which is really just using data, graphs, and code to solve problems. That involves identifying networks by manipulating massive data sets and finding connections within them. Before that, she taught algebra to middle schoolers here in Washington, DC.
National Children’s Museum is a proud Girl Scouts Program Partner. To learn more about our special Girl Scout offerings, including year-round discounted admission and badge workshops, visit our Girl Scouts page.
Girl Scout Day 2023 is generously sponsored by TCMA for Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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