This is the time of year frenetic with activities, events, and programs where girls are having some fun! Last Thursday, we had Advocacy Day at the State House with the State Legislature. We had a large group of girls who got to see the legislative process in action. It was a good lesson in how complex the legislative process is.
We were fortunate to have Young Boozer, the State Treasurer, take time from his busy schedule to talk with the girls. Last weekend, we had the always-popular sleepover on the USS Alabama, a huge crowd for that. I heard some girls didn't get much sleep, but all had a lot of fun. Then the AU WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) group sponsored Pi Day, a daylong STEM program. That program received great reviews, with all types of hands-on activities for girls to explore science and learn while having fun. They would like to host that again next year, which we look forward to.
This weekend we have the NAS Pensacola event, which looks like fun touring the museum there, taking the trolley tour, watching an IMAX movie, tour the lighthouse, and having one of the generals speak. Having recently visited there for the first time, it was a great place to spend a day. The upcoming Dozing with Dolphins event was so over-subscribed that we had to add another date, so the program team is providing some great programs for the spring for girls to test their skills, learn some things through fun activities, and become leaders.
For those who are interested in a travel adventure, we have a mini-destination this summer to Huntsville. What a great place to explore how the State of Alabama contributes to research and science through space. Further details for that can be found on our website, and they are definitely worth checking out.