Jane here for the last time. First, I’d like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure blogging this year. Thank you readers. Thank you fellow Youth Council members and leaders. Thank you all of our speakers. Thank you everyone involved.
Second, with the idea that this is my last post, I’d like to format this a bit differently. Less detail and more takeaway, because I think that this curioCITY event (Fishing for Clues) really brought the idea behind curioCITY home.
We began our event with two incredible women: Dr. Suzanne Smyth who investigates fires and explosions in many different industries and Dr. Lesley de Souza who researches fish in the Amazon basin as a conservation scientist at The Field Museum. That in itself was fascinating. I’ll be honest– I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.
But the real joy was watching these women interact and discover the connections and ties between their careers. It came to a point where we were not talking about a career anymore, but about seeing the world as investigator, about exploring what you love, about being fearless. And as a result, people were able to ask so many questions– during the Q&A period and afterward during the social hour. I could feel our audience and speakers light up with inspiration.
I am so happy to have been able to help put together an event with that effect! We welcome anyone to check out the live curioCITY: Fishing for Clues recording on our Facebook page.