Women’s History Month Highlight from The Liberty Science Center: #HERper, Animal Keeper, Courtney Torregrosa #makereducation
In honor of Women’s History Month, the awesome folks at the Liberty Science Center are highlighting some of the great work being done by their women employees! Here’s a post on the LSC Blogs featuring animal keeper Courtney Torregrosa.
My first real job was at a local pet shop. It was there that I first learned about caring for reptiles and amphibians. For whatever reason, they struck a chord with me.
During my college years I had the opportunity to work with a variety of captive exotic and domesticated animals. While they were all interesting, if there was an internship to choose or a research project to be done, I always went back to herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. Even classes about animal behavior and nutrition were largely based on studies of domestic birds and mammals. Birds and mammals have been studied in depth, so people are familiar with them. The fact that less was known about reptiles and amphibians fueled my interest.
Each Tuesday is EducationTuesday here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts about educators and all things STEM. Adafruit supports our educators and loves to spread the good word about educational STEM innovations!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.