2018-2019 Girl Scouts Badge Workshops & Overnights

Longway Planetarium

Registration Information

Register now for 2019-2020 Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Senior Girl Scouts workshops and overnights at Longway Planetarium! View the 2019-2020 Girl Scouts brochure soon. <

•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.

Family Fun Nights

All Scout Family Fun Night: Michigan STEM

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: Time: 6:00-9:00 pm (arrive 5:30 – 6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person
Max registration: 100 People

Join us in a fun filled evening exploring Michigan themed hands on activities. Explore activities related to our Great Lakes. Learn about Michigan Astronauts and launch an in room rocket. Bring out your inner Thomas Edison and explore electricity. Do you know what our State Fossil is? (hint: it’s not the Petoskey stone, that is our state stone). Come find out the answer and make a fossil model. All this and more. See a planetarium show, enjoy a pizza dinner and then jump into activities.

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All Scout Family Fun Night: Michigan STEM

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: Time: 6:00-9:00 pm (arrive 5:30 – 6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person
Max registration: 100 People

Join us in a fun filled evening exploring Michigan themed hands on activities. Explore activities related to our Great Lakes. Learn about Michigan Astronauts and launch an in room rocket. Bring out your inner Thomas Edison and explore electricity. Do you know what our State Fossil is? (hint: it’s not the Petoskey stone, that is our state stone). Come find out the answer and make a fossil model. All this and more. See a planetarium show, enjoy a pizza dinner and then jump into activities.

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Daisies

Badge Workshops & Overnights

Daisies: Space Science Explorer Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Arrival 12:30-1:00 p.m.)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person
Max Registration: 45 people

Get ready to explore the Sun, Moon and Stars! Learn about our very own star called the Sun. Create your very own Moon Phase book and learn about the moon phases. Learn about constellations and create a constellation to take home.

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Brownies

Badge Workshops & Overnights

Brownies: Home Scientist Overnight

Friday, January 10- Saturday, January 11, 2020
6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 8:30–9:00 am)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 100 people

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: Space Science Adventurer Overnight

Date: Friday, February 28 - Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m. (Arrival 8:30–9:00 am)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 100 people

Let’s go on a space adventure! Explore our solar system and create a solar system model. Explore our night sky and learn about constellations. Learn about the moon and its phases. Get hands on experience with telescopes. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Brownies STEM Journey: Think like an Engineer Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30–1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person
Max registration: 45 people

Calling Brownies and Juniors! Bring your engineering mind and join the challenge. Work your way through a design challenge using the Design Process. With a limited budget and limited materials construct a building that meets specific requirements. Put your work through a series of tests and find out if you have what it takes to be an engineer.

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Brownies: Bugs Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30–1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 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: Detective Overnight

Date: Friday, November 22 - Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 50 people

Grab your magnifying glasses 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.

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Juniors: Space Science Investigator Overnight

Date: Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 50 people

Learn about scale models of our solar system. Learn about the Earth’s cycle around the Sun and what that means for us. Learn about the night sky and create a model constellation. Use your knowledge to create a model Mars Rover. And create a mural of what you learned to share with younger girl scouts. Includes a planetarium show.

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Juniors: Flowers Overnight

Date: Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 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 STEM Journey: Think like an Engineer Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30–1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per person
Max registration: 45 people

Calling Brownies and Juniors! Bring your engineering mind and join the challenge. Work your way through a design challenge using the Design Process. With a limited budget and limited materials construct a building that meets specific requirements. Put your work through a series of tests and find out if you have what it takes to be an engineer.

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Juniors: Gardener Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020
Time: 1:00–4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30–1:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 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

Cadettes: Special Agent Overnight

Date: Friday, November 22 - Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 50 people

Become special agents 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 scouts. Includes a planetarium theater show.

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Cadettes: Space Science Researcher Overnight

Date: Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 50 people

Cadettes come research the stars! Study the colors of light and learn about “invisible light” coming from the sun. Learn how to use a telescope and create a way to help prevent light pollution. Spend time in our planetarium theater leaning about stars and the night sky. Includes planetarium show.

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Cadettes: Trees Overnight

Date: Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 30 people

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

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Seniors

Seniors Sky Overnight

Date: Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 30 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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Seniors: Space Science Expert Overnight

Date: Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 30 people

Discover what you are made of making a stardust self-portrait. Discover how telescopes work and create your own telescope art. Learn about star life cycles and how scientists measure the distance of stars. Includes planetarium show.

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Ambassadors

Ambassador: Space Science Master Overnight

Date: Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 am (Arrival 5:30–6:00 pm)
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $28 per scout and $12 per adult
Max registration: 30 people

Have you ever thought about what lies beyond our atmosphere? Find out at our Ambassador overnight. Discover STEM based careers related to space and learn about women in the field. Get hands on experience with telescopes. Create an art piece to share what you have learned. Includes a planetarium show.

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