Pretty Brainy reprised a version of Margaret Mead’s 1957 landmark activity, “Draw a Scientist,” with hundreds of K-12 students. The drawings represent a scope of how girls see themselves in STEM and their perceptions of science in general. Most students, including Destiny (left) draw a mad scientist. But MaryJane, who is 7, drew herself as a scientist diving into the ocean to save a dolphin.
Each year in August, the OtterCares Foundation provides new backpacks and school supplies, at no cost, for students in need in Colorado’s Poudre School district. While waiting in line for supplies, students learn and create with Pretty Brainy and other organizations.