Satisfy your curiosity by creating with us
Come try your hand at a number of fascinating and fun activities in our outdoor Maker’s Space. Girls can participate in robotics, tie-dye, photo booth fun, math puzzle tinkering, innovative product creation, and more to come. These activities will be running throughout the whole day, so make sure you stop by and see what the fuss is about!
Little Gifts Inspire Big Dreams
Come help us 'box joy' for at-risk teenage girls and women in our community! You will work in teams to help Project Glimmer sort through and gift wrap hundreds of pieces of jewelry donated by Rocksbox. Project Glimmer inspires girls to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares, in the form of a beautiful gift. A girl who believes in herself can change the world.
Coding with Robots
Visit the Black Girls Code station to explore coding fundamentals with Google Blockly and SmartGurlz robots and dolls. Learn about why coding is important and then get to jump into action by learning to code robots – step-by-step. You will work together in teams to think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. This class is designed for girls ages 12 and under. No prior computing experience is necessary. Black Girls Code works to empower and mentor young women of color by highlighting the achievement of women in technology and thereby encourage them to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and content creators.
Game Theory Fun with Puzzles
Come create, build and solve puzzles a world famous strategy puzzle using the power of math! MathAction is hosting six workshops throughout the day so you can come and work together on Towers of Hanoi puzzles that will challenge your mind and leave you feeling accomplished. MathAction empowers the next generation to use math as a tool to analyze — and seek solutions for — the most pressing global issues of our time. They lead interdisciplinary math investigations with young people focused on global challenges, from population dynamics to the refugee crisis.
Be Creative with MOCHA
MOCHA is an Oakland establishment committed to providing quality hands-on art experiences for children and their families. MOCHA Teaching Artist, Tammy Artis, will offer a variety of fun art-making activities at this Maker’s Space booth. Young artists will be free to explore whatever captivates their interests.
Get Artistic with Geometry
Math and art are connected. Many mathematical processes are used to generate art, and art can be used to illuminate mathematical patterns and concepts. Join Scientific Adventures for Girls to challenge yourself with tangram puzzles and work with compasses and rulers to create beautiful Islamic patterns from geometric shapes. This activity offers participants a chance to tap into their creative sides while learning key mathematical concepts and vocabulary.
Girl Power Food Demonstrations!
Learn about Girl Power Nutrition Essentials and taste the tropics in a nutrition-packed powerful smoothie (spinach never tasted so good). Then trick your taste buds by sampling Peanut Butter and Chocolate Performance Balls (a healthy version of a peanut butter cup). Safeway’s Corporate Dietitian, Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, will be there to demonstrate these fun recipes and answer your questions!
Imagination Art Station
What do you imagine for women and girls around the world? Come and tell Charles Schwab at their imagination art station. Write and/or draw your hopes on their art boards and spin their prize wheel for a chance to win fun prizes including cake pops, candy, Schwab swag, furry ball keychain accessories, and opportunities to attend their finance workshop for kids.