Citizen Scientists of Water Day

Sat May 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wildwood Park, Radford (Outdoor Classroom) Map
Programs & Events
Adults, Volunteer, Brownie, Daisy, Junior

Girls will embark on their STEM Outdoor Journey and learn what it means to be a citizen scientist. Girls will begin by using their observation skills on a nature hike through Wildwood Park and recording those observations in their field notebooks. They will learn about the water cycle and the health of our aquatic environments while looking at the different organisms found in a stream. They will immediately use what they have learned to collect data on the creek running through Wildwood Park. Once the girls have collected the data using water quality testing kits, they will analyze what they have found. Each girl will walk away with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist badge and be ready to hit the ground running with their Take Action Project.

Participants may attend as individuals with a guardian/parent/adult or with troops that provide the appropriate number of leaders and adult chaperones needed to meet the girl-to-adult ratios for their age-level. Guardian/parent/adult chaperones and troop leaders are required to stay during the entire program.

Who: Daisies, Brownies & Juniors
Girl Fee: $15
Adult Fee: free
Tag-Along Fee: n/a 
Min/Max: Girls 10/35; Adults 5/15 (check here to find how many openings are available now)
Patch/Badge Included: yes, Think Like a Citizen Scientists badge
Registration Opens: February 15, 2019
Registration Closes: May 6, 2019
To Register: click on the "REGISTER NOW" green button above
Questions: or 540-777-5100
Note: all participants should plan to bring water, lunch and snacks for the day; wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting muddy and wet; other items you might want are chairs, bug spray, sunscreen and towels.