By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
Looking for STEM programs for the girls in your troop? Are they interested in science, technology, engineering, and math? Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways has some great STEM program coming up! Here are three:
STEM kit sampler night (and bring a friend event!) – Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida, NY, 13421, (Madison County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades K–5, adults, and non-registered girls. We don’t want to be buried in our own garbage. Would you be willing to work a little harder to help with the solid waste problem? Do you ever wonder why bubbles are always circular? Girls will participate in activities from the Bubble Fun and the ZAP Solid Waste and Recycling STEM Kit. Learn about coloring bubbles and bubble shapes! Participate in activities centered around recycling, re-purposing, and learning about science! Bring a non-registered friend to join Girl Scouts and earn a special bring-a-friend patch! All girls attending will receive a fun patch and snack.
Junior MOST Overnight – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, to 8:30 a.m. Sunday June 1, Museum of Science and Technology, 500 South Franklin Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, (Onondaga County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 4–5 and adults. Have you ever wanted to visit a museum at night? Here’s your chance! Stay overnight at the Museum of Science and Technology (the MOST) and earn the Product Designer badge from the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. An evening snack and light breakfast are included in the fee.
Drain Divas – Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9 a.m. to noon, Castle Creek, Geneva, NY, 14456, (Ontario County). Open to Girl Scouts in grades 4–12 and adults. Help raise awareness to prevent water pollution by participating in the Castle Creek Storm Drain Labeling project! You will learn about how the drains in our cities work. You will also help attach custom designed circular labels that state “No Dumping, Drains to Lake” which will adhere to the curb. These signs will serve as a reminder to Geneva community members that the water entering the storm drain system flows to Seneca Lake. Help make your world a better place by stopping water pollution! You will earn the “Planet Saver” badge.
For more information on these and the many other programs being offered around the NYPENN jurisdiction visit the council website at http://www.gsnypenn.org