Due to the renovation of KidsPlace and the new STEM Design Studios, the Harsco Science Center will be closed from October 7 through November 4, 2019 (Sunoco Performance Theatre, Select Medical Digital Cinema, the WondersStore, and our Box Office will continue regular operating hours during this time).
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Scout Badge Workshops

 Join our Education Staff as they assist your troop or pack in fulfilling the requirements for official Scout Badges!

Each workshop session covers a STEM-related badge and badges will be given out at the end of the workshop. Our workshops are a great troop activity that help your troop or pack earn a badge while working together as a team! 

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2019 Girl Scout Badge Workshops are Now on Sale!

Daisy Badge Workshops:

Daisy Eco Learner | October 5 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area
Workshop description: Go on a guided hike with one of our Educators at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to learn about proper trail etiquette, local species, and how to explore nature in a way that benefits humans and animals.  

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent.

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Daisy Citizen Science | October 20 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent (rain-date: September 28). 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Daisy Robotics | November 2 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Location: Linglestown Giant Community Room
Workshop description: What makes a robot a robot? In this workshop, explore how robots are designed and programmed to solve different problems in our world. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “What Robots Do”, “How Robots Move”, and “Designing Robots” badges.

Tickets: $10 Scout / $10 Scout Leader / adult

Brownie Badge Workshops:

Brownie Robotics | November 3 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM - SOLD OUT
Location: Linglestown GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: In this workshop, explore how robots are designed to interpret the world around them. Then, practice coding robots before designing a prototype of your own! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Designing Robots” and “Programming Robots” badges.

Tickets: $10 Scout / $10 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Badge Workshops:

Junior Animal Habitats | October 5 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - SOLD OUT
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Science doesn’t just happen in a lab! Join a Whitaker Center Educator for a guided walk at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to explore local animal habitats and practice techniques used by field biologists to study them. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Animal Habitats” badge.

 *Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Citizen Science | October 6 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM -SOLD OUT
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Citizen Science | October 20 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM -SOLD OUT
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Junior Robotics | November 9 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  SOLD OUT
Location: Linglestown GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: Ever wonder how robots “think”? In this workshop, explore how robots are programmed, designed, and tested to accomplish different tasks. Then create a robot prototype to solve a problem we face in the world! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Designing Robots” and “Programming Robots” badges.

Tickets: $10 Scout / $10 Scout Leader / adult

Cadette Badge Workshops:


Cadette Citizen Science | October 6 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM -SOLD OUT
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Everyone can be a scientist! Explore how citizen scientists make observations and collect data for current research projects around the globe. This workshop will be collecting bird population data at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area to help ornithologists conserve Pennsylvania’s diverse bird population. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. A Whitaker Center Educator will be there to help you every step of the way. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

 

Cadette Tree | October 19 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
Workshop description: Get in touch with your inner botanist! Take a guided walk with one of our Educators at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area and explore tree identification, life cycles, and ecology. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Trees” badge. 

*Trail difficulty is moderate; please wear appropriate clothing and prepare to be outdoors for the duration of the workshop. Workshop is weather-dependent. 

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult 

Cadette Special Agent | November 17 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  SOLD OUT
Location: Camp Hill GIANT Community Room
Workshop description: Dive into the world of forensic science and learn about the tools and techniques used by law enforcement to bring criminals to justice. Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Special Agent” badge.

 *Graphic content will be discussed in this workshop.

Tickets: $3 Scout / $3 Scout Leader / adult

 

Whitaker Center’s Girl Scout Badge Workshops are generously funded by grants from ArcelorMittal and The Stabler Foundation

  

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