Because of moments like this...
— Ted Lee (@teioh) October 11, 2014
Great weekend at #GGC14. The two 8 year olds had such a blast at the DIY science zone & plan on a day of tabletop games next year!
— Liz (@MizLzie) October 13, 2014
...and because the DIY Science Zone started with games - specifically, GeekGirlCon's Gaming Zone. That zone had a design-your-own game room and I thought, "What if we had a Science Zone?" That was back in 2012. The DIY Science Zone premiered at the 2013 GeekGirlCon and now we're entering our 3rd year!
The DIY Science Zone is a labor of love - like the rest of GeekGirlCon, which is run by volunteers. The success of the zone depends on the awesomest con attendees in the universe*, scientists and educators that volunteer to work in the zone, all sorts of GeekGirlCon staffers (like me!), and donors.
I can't thank the donors enough! The DIY Science Zone would not be possible without donations. Donations fund 100% of the zone's budget from tarps used to protect the conference center's floor, to wall signs directed attendees to science. Our yearly goal is $6,000 and this year we've raised $6,130 so far!
Thanks to donors, we made our 2015 goal and can put money away for next year! Want to help make the 2016 DIY Science Zone a reality? PRESS THE BUTTON! FOR SCIENCE!
A donation isn't the only way to help. Spread the word about the DIY Science Zone by sharing this post on your social media platforms. Thank you!
*Bold claim, but GeekGirlCon attendees are the illest