Just in time for this months celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and Women’s Equality Day, New York City’s Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo unveiled the exhibit #IfThenSheCan, a new monumental 3D-printed display of 122 female statues ~ the most women statues ever assembled in one location, at one time.
Designed to activate a culture shift among young girls and inspire the next generation of STEM pioneers, Lyda Hill Philanthropies®’ IF/THEN® Initiative has created this exhibit, featuring contemporary women of all ages and backgrounds who currently work in a variety of STEM careers. The 3D statue exhibit was originally scheduled to open earlier this year. While COVID-19 delayed the launch of the full exhibit, IF/THEN® has arranged for a pop-up preview of the exhibit – six statues to be unveiled and displayed at WCS’s Central Park Zoo in New York City.
The six statues currently on view are:
- Kristine Inman, Wildlife Biologist
- Rae Wynn-Grant, Large Carnivore Ecologist, National Geographic Society
- Dorothy Tovar, Stanford University, Microbiologist focused on bat – human zoonotic disease transmission
- Jess Cramp, Shark Researcher and Marine Conservationist, Sharks Pacific
- Earyn McGee, Herpetologist focused on lizards, University of Arizona
- Kristen Lear, Bat Conservationist, Bat Conservation International
#IfThenSheCan will be on view from August 17 through October 31, 2020 at the Central Park Zoo, Central Park at East 64th Street, NYC. The installation may be temporary, but women in STEM are here to stay.