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Girl Scout Badge Workshops

Do you have a Girl Scout interested in a STEM career? Are you curious about what STEM careers are out there? Then this event is for you! Girl Scouts of all ages and levels are welcome at our first ever Girl Scout Careers in STEM Day, where Whitaker Center staff and partners will be giving glimpses into various career fields through fun, hands on activities throughout the Harsco Science Center. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the experts, see the tools, and discover what it’s like to work in a STEM field!

Registration cost includes Harsco Science Center admission, vendor activities, a Girl Scout Fun Patch for the event, and a light snack. 

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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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2020 Girl Scout Badge Workshops are Now on Sale!

 
Daisy Badge Workshops:

Robotics | Saturday, February 29 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
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 / Max Capacity 30

 

ME: Roller Coaster | Sunday, March 1 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: Design and test your very own roller coaster in this hands on mechanical engineering challenge! Who can make the fastest? The tallest? The most creative? Scouts will be awarded the "Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster Badge" at the end of the workshop.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity 30

Eco Learner | Sunday, March 29 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - SOLD OUT!
Location: Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area
Workshop description: Go on a guided hike with one of our Educators 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 / Max Capacity 18

 


 
Brownie Badge Workshops:

Robotics | Saturday, February 8 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
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 / Max Capacity 30

Senses | Saturday, March 7 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: How well can a deer hear? What smells does your nose know? Explore how humans and animals use their senses to survive! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Senses” badge.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity 30

Space Science Adventurer | Saturday, March 7 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: What is Earth’s place in our solar system? Why are there so many craters on the moon? Learn about our solar system and beyond in this hands-on workshop that’s out of this world! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Space Science Adventurer” badge.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity 30

Citizen Science | Sunday, March 22 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Hoffer Park, Middletown
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 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 / Max Capacity 18

ME: Race Car | Saturday, March 28 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: It's all about SPEED! Design and test your very own model race car and racetrack in this hands on mechanical engineering challenge! Explore the variables that affect speed and challenge yourself to beat your track times. Scouts will be awarded the "Mechanical Engineering: Roller Coaster Badge" badge at the end of the workshop.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity 30

 


 
Junior Badge Workshops: ALL SOLD OUT!

Digital Photographers | Sunday, January 26 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: With the advancement of technology, digital photography is no longer limited to those with expensive equipment and cameras! Learn about the basics of digital photography and photo editing with tips from a professional photographer before creating a masterpeice of your own! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Digital Photographer” badge.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity is 25

Robotics | Sunday, February 9 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM      SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: Ever wonder how robot’s “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 / Max Capacity is 30

ME: Crane | Sunday, March 1 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM      SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: Use the engineering design process to design, test, and improve your team's crane in this hands on mechanical engineering challenge! How much weight can your crane lift? How far can your crane move an object? Those answers are up to you! Scouts will be awarded the "Mechanical Engineering: Crane" badge at the end of the workshop.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity is 30

Citizen Science | Saturday, March 14 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Hoffer Park, Middletown
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 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 / Max Capacity is 18

Animal Habitats | Saturday, March 21 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  SOLD OUT!
Location: Hoffer Park, Middletown
Workshop description: Science doesn’t just happen in a lab! Join a Whitaker Center Educator for a guided hike 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 / Max Capacity is 18

Citizen Science | Sunday, March 22 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Hoffer Park, Middletown
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 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 / Max Capacity is 18

 

 
Cadette Badge Workshops: ALL SOLD OUT!

Special Agent | Saturday, February 1 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
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: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity 25

Citizen Science | Saturday, March 14 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM      SOLD OUT!
Location: Boyd Big Tree 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 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 / Max Capacity 18

Digital Movie Maker | Sunday, March 15 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Lab A
Workshop description: With the advancement of technology, movie making is no longer limited to those with expensive equipment and cameras! Learn about the basics of digital videography and editing before creating a masterpeice of your own! Upon completion of this workshop, Girl Scouts will be awarded the “Digital Movie Maker” badge.

Tickets: $5 Scout / $5 Scout Leader / Max Capacity 25

 Citizen Science | Sunday, March 29 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM     SOLD OUT!
Location: Boyd Big Tree 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 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 / Max Capacity 18

 

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

  

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