Over the past few years, educators throughout the country have been focusing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies on girls in an effort to encourage them to pursue careers in fields that are traditionally more male-dominated.

Discovery World is emphasizing girls and STEM education on November 19 during its Girls & STEM event.

Girls will get the chance to learn from female professionals from local organizations like Rockwell Automation, Marquette University and Northwestern Mutual. These women will share their experiences, conduct hands-on science experiments, show off robotics demonstrations and more.

Discovery World is also taking an extra step in encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers by providing more than 500 free tickets to Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, PEARLS for Teen Girls, Journey House, COA Youth & Family Centers and St. Joan Antida High School.

For everyone else, STEM activities are included in the price of admission, and the event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 19.

Visit Discovery World's website for more information.

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