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Girls in Science Day Held at Science Center of Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Blank Park Zoo, along with Du Pont Pioneer, Des Moines University and several other science-related industries, were a part of the "Girls in Science" day on Saturday.

The purpose of the event held at the Science Center of Iowa is to get young girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math before they enter into high school.

Experts say the most common reason girls stop pursuing science-related careers is because they can't see themselves in the role.

That wasn't the case Saturday though, as girls had the chance to network with more than 25 organizations with female professionals.