Patricia Era Bath
Big Dreams Bloom™ is featuring Patricia Era Bath in this week’s virtual HERstory classroom. Your little girl will truly be inspired by the accomplishments of this powerful female pioneer & leader.
Ophthalmologist, inventor and humanitarian
“Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of your imagination.”
Patricia Bath was an incredible inventor, holding five patents, and founder of the non-profit American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness in Washington D.C. She is the first African-American woman doctor to receive a patent in the field of medicine.
She developed and tested a model for a laser treatment known as “Laserphaco Probe” that could be used to remove cataracts She became the first female ophthalmologist at UCLA’s prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute. Patricia Bath is also the first female African American surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center; and perhaps most notably, she is the creator of a medical discipline known as “community ophthalmology.”
Learning from HERstory
Through popular children’s literature focused on HERstory, we’ll explore the lives of influential women, such as Roberta Menchu as well other powerful women, from artists to activists, explorers to engineers who followed their dreams and changed the world. Together, we’ll follow up with book club style discussions and complete science, art, and maker-style STEM projects as a learning extension. Program materials and discussions are age appropriate and controversy-free, focusing solely on the success stories and achievements of great women in history.
Big Dreams Bloom™ students participate in fun and engaging at-home activities that are relevant to each week’s HERstory lesson.
My daughter absolutely LOVES the Big Dreams Bloom program. She has done ithe five week program three times and each session offers something unique and inspiring. She’s gained so much confidence. We couldn’t be happier.
Elizabeth ForteFort Lauderdale, FL
Interested in registering your little girl?
Our Mission is to educate and empower the lives of little girls. Students will form friendships with girls all over the country through weekly meet-ups. Breakout sessions allow for community building and time to share thoughts, ideas and encouragement.