ZONTA RED CAR PARADE PROMOTES WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH
Zonta Coos Bay Area has participated in the Bay Area Fun Festival Parade each year since 2007 to promote heart health for women. Our Red Car parade entry gathers red cars, drivers, and walkers carrying signs, to promote heart health for women. We partner with local car dealerships, who loan red cars to join the parade.
Beginning in 2015, Zonta has sponsored Girls Rock Stem Fair. This free event is open to second and third grade girls in all South Coast school districts.This half day event, held at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon is for girls to discover and cultivate an interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professions. Girls attending the event meet women and some men from our area who have careers in medicine, engineering, science, and math. Participant shave a chance to play math and science games, participate in experiments and win prizes.
A National Science Foundation report acknowledges that only 13% working in engineering are women, and 26% working in computer and mathematical sciences are women.“Our goal for this event is to bring awareness to careers in science and math to young girls and encourage them to pursue those careers,” said Zonta member Retired Judge Paula Bechtold. “We want to inspire girls to explore their interests and to see these opportunities as real possibilities for them.” This event is presented by Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area with support from our many sponsors. Parents are welcome but not required to attend