2018-2019 Girl Scouts Badge Workshops & Overnights

Longway Planetarium

Registration Information

Register now for 2018-2019 Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Senior Girl Scouts workshops and overnights at Longway Planetarium! View the 2018-2019 Girl Scouts Interactive Brochure.

• Deadline for registration fees is 2 weeks prior to the event date. A $2 late fee will be added per person if registration deadline has passed. Fees are non-refundable. The Leader will be responsible for payment and registration of participants.
• Space is limited and some dates fill up quickly. Early registration is strongly recommended.
• A $2 processing fee will be charged for all online registrations.
• Registration is first-come, first-served. All scouts and adults must be registered and paid for prior to event. Due to material preparation costs, no refunds will be given for absent participants.

General Information
• With the exception of our Family Fun Night events, we request that no siblings or infants accompany the participant.
• A small snack will be provided during the workshops. Evening snack and light breakfast are provided during all overnights.
• All workshop and overnight participants receive a certificate of participation. Leaders are responsible for obtaining the actual award from their local council office.
• More information regarding overnights will be emailed with your confirmation.
• If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

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Programs Listed by Date

November 9: All Scouts Science at the Planetarium - SOLD OUT
November 30: Juniors Detective Overnight - SOLD OUT
November 30: Cadettes Special Agent Overnight - SOLD OUT
January 12: Juniors Energy Workshop #1: Energy Introduction
January 12: Juniors Energy Workshop #2: Plants and Animals Need Energy
January 18: Brownies Home Scientist Overnight
February 2: Juniors Energy Workshop #3: Energy & Technology
February 2: Juniors Energy Workshop #4 Box City: Putting It All Together
February 8: Brownies Inventor Overnight
March 2: Brownies Wonders of Water Workshop #1
March 2: Brownies Wonders of Water Workshop #2
March 8: Juniors STEM Journey: Think Like An Engineer Overnight
March 15: All Scouts Science at the Planetarium
March 23: Brownies Bugs Workshop
April 26: Juniors Flowers Overnight
April 26: Cadettes Trees Overnight
April 26: Seniors Sky Overnight
May 18: Juniors Gardener Workshop

All Scout Science Fun Nights

Science at the Planetarium - Mar. 15

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 100 people

Join us for an all Scout science fun night! Scouts, along with their families, can participate in STEM activities that are sure to blow your mind! Learn about physics, chemistry, and natural science through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Enjoy an exciting show in our planetarium theater. Price includes 2 slices of pizza, bag of chips and juice box.

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Brownies

Badge Workshops & Overnights

Brownies Home Scientist Overnight

Date: Friday, January 18 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 100 scouts

Brownies, bring your pajamas and prepare to get messy! Did you know that we use science in almost everything we do? Come spend the night at the Longway Planetarium and explore science on a whole new level! We will explore chemistry, density, electricity, and more. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Brownies Inventor Overnight

Date: Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 100 scouts

You are the next generation of inventors and innovators! What will you create? Explore different ways to solve problems by designing, creating, and building unique inventions! Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Brownies Wonders of Water Workshop #1

*If you are attending both Wonders of Water Workshops, be sure to pack a lunch!

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Arrival 8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Start your Journey by investigating where your water comes from. Exploring the water cycle and participating in a clean water challenge are just a few of the hands-on activities girls will experience. Be sure to pack a lunch and sign up for part 2! Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Brownies Wonders of Water Workshop #2

*If you are attending both Wonders of Water Workshops, be sure to pack a lunch!

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Arrival 12:30-1:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Continue your Journey as you discover how much of Earth’s water is drinkable and how we get it to our sinks. Girls will build and use a groundwater system to pump water from their “well,” and find out why pollution is so harmful. Take an adventure with many other hands-on, water-related activities. Be sure to pack a lunch. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Brownies Bugs Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Arrival 12:30-1:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Alongside our planetarium pets, girls will draw a bug poster to be displayed in the Longway classrooms, create a bug box, look at different types of bug homes, use magnifying glasses to look at our bugs, and use their imaginations to build bugs of their own to take home! Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors

Badge Workshops & Overnights

Juniors Energy Workshop #1: Energy Introduction

*If you are attending two Energy workshops in the same day, be sure to pack a lunch!

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Arrival 8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max registration: 45 people

Kick off your Get Moving Journey with an introduction to energy! Explore electricity, light, sound, solar, potential and kinetic energy with several fast paced, hands-on activities. Build circuits and switches using batteries, bulbs, and wires. Create obnoxious noise makers while investigating volume and pitch. Use mirrors to reflect rays of light and catch a rainbow on paper. Design a marble roller coaster while investigating potential and kinetic energy. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors Energy Workshop #2: Plants and Animals Need Energy

*If you are attending two Energy workshops in the same day, be sure to pack a lunch!

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Arrival 12:30-1:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Plants and animals need energy to survive and grow. Build a terrarium in a bottle to take home, while investigating how plants produce energy from the sun. See how energy from the sun moves through the food web as you dissect an owl pellet. Explore physical adaptations of animals that help them catch their prey and avoid becoming lunch. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors Energy Workshop #3: Energy & Technology

*If you are attending two Energy workshops in the same day, be sure to pack a lunch!

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Arrival 8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

We use energy every day! Investigate how energy is generated and why it needs to be conserved while cookie-mining. Build a draft checker to check for leaky doors and windows and sew a draft stopper to stop those leaks. Build a wind turbine to see how green technologies can save our resources. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors Energy Workshop #4 Box City: Putting It All Together

*If you are attending two Energy workshops in the same day, be sure to pack a lunch!

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Arrival 12:30-1:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Work as a group to design and build a miniature energy-wise city model! Will your city make use of alternative energy sources like wind, solar, or hydroelectric power? Will you choose to design buildings with green roofs and natural lighting? How will people move from one place to another using less energy? What will you do with your trash? Will you protect habitats for plants and animals? Use boxes and craft materials to build your city. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors STEM Journey: Think Like An Engineer Overnight

Date: Friday, March 8 - Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per Scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 45 people

Juniors will learn how engineers use the Design Thinking Process to solve problems, and participate in a series of hands-on design challenges. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors Flowers Overnight

Date: Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 30 people

Explore the wonderful world of flowers by planting a seed or bulb, experiment with a flower’s root system, make floral bath beads, create flower art, and design a beautiful bouquet. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Juniors Gardener Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Arrival 8:30-9:00 a.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 30 people

Get ready to play in the dirt! Help design and plant the Longway Planetarium garden! Learn which plants will grow best in your area by testing soil samples. Find out how variations in soil, sunlight, and water can affect your garden. Plant a “fairy garden” to take home with you. Weather permitting, we will be working in the garden. Please bring a rain jacket just in case! Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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Cadettes

Overnights

Cadettes Trees Overnight

Date: Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per Scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 30 people

Become a naturalist and get to the root of what trees are all about. Design a tree house, create tree art, and learn about the logging industry in Michigan. Sketch your favorite tree, and learn what kinds of plants or animals use your tree. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Seniors

Seniors Sky Overnight

Date: Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 20 people

Explore the astronomy behind planets, stars, and the solar system. Create a space exploration vehicle and explore the scientific principles of your design. Explore the causes and effects of light pollution. Make sky art to celebrate the wonders of the sky. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Sold Out and Past Programs

Science at the Planetarium - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per person
Max Registration: 100 people

Join us for an all Scout science fun night! Scouts, along with their families, can participate in STEM activities that are sure to blow your mind! Learn about physics, chemistry, and natural science through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Enjoy an exciting show in our planetarium theater. Price includes 2 slices of pizza, bag of chips and juice box.

Juniors Detective Overnight - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per Scout and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 50

Grab your magnifying glass and join us for a mystery-filled evening. Practice the power of observation, break a code, and learn about fingerprints. Try out detective science and follow clues to solve a mystery. Includes a planetarium theater show.

Cadettes Special Agent Overnight - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $26 per Cadette and $10 per adult
Max Registration: 50 people

Become a special agent while exploring the world of forensics and espionage. Have a fingerprinting party, and identify different fingerprint types. Participate in an eyewitness challenge, and experiment with chromatography. Learn common "tells" to determine if someone is lying. Write and perform a short forensic-science crime drama skit with your fellow Cadettes. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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