Girl Scouts Badge Workshops and Overnights

Coming Soon! 2018-2019 Girl Scouts Badge Workshops & Overnights at Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium

General Information

• Deadlines for fees are 2 weeks prior to the event date. Space is limited and some dates fill up quickly. Early registration is strongly recommended.
• Fees are non-refundable.
• Registration is first-come, first-served.
• With the exception of our Family Fun Night events, we request that no siblings or infants accompany the participant.
• All workshops at Sloan Museum include museum admission. Leaders may want to schedule time to explore the museum on their own after their workshops.
• A small snack will be provided during the workshops. Evening snack and light breakfast are provided during the overnights.
• All workshop/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 sent with your confirmation.
• If you have any questions, please call 810.237.3409.

2017-2018 Programs

All Scouts

Science Fun Nights

Planetarium Family Fun Night - SOLD OUT

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

Bring your family and spend an evening of fun at Longway Planetarium! Enjoy an exciting show in our planetarium theater, and hands-on science activities in our classrooms. Price includes 2 slices of pizza, bag of chips, and juice box.

Brownies

Badge Workshops & Overnights

Home Scientist Overnight

Date: Friday, February 16 – Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am (Arrival 5:30-6:00 pm)
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.

Inventor Overnight

Date: Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am (Arrival 5:30-6:00 pm)
Location: Sloan Museum
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.

Wonders of Water Workshop #1

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

Wonders of Water Workshop #2

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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 ground water 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. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

Bugs Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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.

Juniors

Badge Workshops & Overnights

Junior Energy Workshop #1: Energy Introduction

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Arrival 8:30-9:00 am)
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.

Junior Energy Workshop #1: Energy Introduction

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Arrival 8:30-9:00 am)
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.

Junior Energy Workshop #2: Plants and Animals Need Energy

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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.

Energy Workshop #3: Energy & Technology

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Arrival 8:30-9:00 am)
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 and see how the sun can power a solar buggy. Does not include a planetarium theater show.

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

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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.

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

Get Moving Journey
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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.

Junior Flowers Overnight - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am (Arrival 5:30-6:00 pm)
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, experimenting with a flower’s root system to dye a white flower your favorite color, make floral bath beads, create flower art, and design a beautiful bouquet. Includes a planetarium theater show.

Gardener Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm (Arrival 12:30-1:00 pm)
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.

Cadettes

Overnights

Cadette Trees Overnight - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am (Arrival 5:30-6:00 pm)
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, 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.

Cadette Trees Overnight - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am (Arrival 5:30-6:00 pm)
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, 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.

Seniors

Senior Sky Overnight - SOLD OUT

Date: Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 am (Arrival 5:30-6:00 pm)
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. Build and launch a model rocket 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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