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
— Kina McAllister (@Kinabutterjelly) October 11, 2015
...and this... (@ bringing geology to the zone!)
...and even more moments over at our 2015 DIY Science Zone Flickr album.
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 4th 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.
The DIY Science Zone would not be possible without donations. Donations fund 100% of the zone's budget from coating 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 $1,750 so far!
Thanks to donors, we can bring 12+ experiments and the best science educators to the zone! This year, we're in a space 4x as large so we can go BIG for science! Want to help us make our 4th year super?! 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 using #DIYscizone. Thank you!
*Bold claim, but GeekGirlCon attendees are the illest
This post was updated 27 August 2016.