Programs

Girl Scout and Scouts BSA Programs

Offering Journey and Merit Badge programs as well as service project opportunities which provide unique hands-on learning activities and combine conservation awareness with outdoor exploration.... all designed to help support your scouts as they work to accomplish their goals.

Activities open to ALL scouts:

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 2019:

On Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 1- 3 p.m. engage in meaningful conservation work in an Important Bird Area while providing service to beautify the Scioto-Audubon Metro Park and Grange Insurance Audubon Center grounds. These activities will occur outdoors and scouts will be using tools during the session.  FREE; however, space is limited so please pre-register by contacting Allison Clark, Education Program Manager, at aclark@audubon.org or 545-5482 by October 18th. Daisy Scouts/Tiger & Wolf Cubs may register to volunteer between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. (20 maximum) and Brownies, Juniors, Bears and above may register to volunteer between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (40 maximum).

SERVICE PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES:

Is your troop looking for a service project opportunity? Our conservation work never stops at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and we count on extra hands like yours! FREE; contact Michael, Conservation and Outreach Manager, at mgoldman@audubon.org  or 614.545.5486, to see what type of work is being done throughout the year and to sign your troop up to come engage in really important, hands-on conservation work in the park!

TROOP PROGRAMS:

Troop programs are available in the evenings and on weekends as availabile. If you're working on a specific badge or loop, let our scout educator support your work with a program at the center and in the surrounding park. The cost for up to 18 scouts to participate is $87.50 and the programs last 1 1/2 hours. Please contact Chrissie Rausch at cwilson@audubon.org for more information and to check the calendar for availability.

Girl Scout Specific Programming

BROWNIE

Journey Program: Explore the Many Wonders of Water

Dive into your WOW! Wonders of Water Journey with Audubon by learning about what makes water so important, where you can find it, and why we should keep it clean. You'll discuss ways you use water every day, explore aquatic habitats, use aquatic nets to dip in the wetland, and leave with ideas for how you can take action to conserve water at home, at school, and in your community! Please dress appropriately for outdoor exploration and keep the weather in mind. Girls are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy in the park after the program. To register for these journey programs, please use the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council CORA registration system, http://gsoh.org/program-events/ For more information, please contact Chrissie Rausch at 614-545-5480 or cwilson@audubon.org

Upcoming Programs:

Saturday, April 13th, 2019   12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   $11 per girl

Saturday, May 18th, 2019   9:30 a.m. - noon   $11 per girl

Saturday, September 21st, 2019   12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   $11 per girl

Saturday, October 19th, 2019   noon - 2:30 p.m.   $11 per girl

JUNIOR

Journey Program: Investigating Energy

Get energized for your Get Moving! Journey by investigating a L.E.E.D. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold building through a scavenger hunt, write an energy pledge personal to you and then apply your knowledge by practicing the steps of a building bio and audit You’ll leave ready to take action in your community and in your own home. Girls are welcome to bring a snack to enjoy in the park after the program. To register for these journey programs, please use the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council CORA registration system, http://gsoh.org/program-events/ For more information, please contact Chrissie Rausch at 614-545-5480 or cwilson@audubon.org  

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 10:00 a.m. - noon   $10 per girl

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019  noon - 2:00 p.m.   $10 per girl

Scouts BSA Specific Programming

Offering both the Bird Study and Environmental Science Merit Badge

We ask Scouts BSA to do a few pre-requisites before these programs and a couple follow-up activities after each program before the blue cards are signed off by our scout educator, Chrissie. The bulk of the activities that will occur during each program are hands-on or site specific and more easily accomplished in a small group setting, saving on scouts time and resources.  Programs are 3 hours each and the fee per scout is $15. Please see the registration links below for all of the information your scout will need as well as register. For more information, please contact Chrissie Rausch at 614-545-5480 or cwilson@audubon.org  

Upcoming Programs:

11/10/18:  Environmental Science M.B.  noon - 3:00 pm (space limited, please contact Allison Clark at aclark@audubon.org to register)

4/6/19: Bird Study M.B.  9:00 am - noon (registration link coming soon)

4/27/19: Environmental Science M.B.  9:00 am - noon (registration link coming soon)

5/19/19: Environmental Science M.B.  2:00 - 5:00 pm  (registration link coming soon)

10/5/19: Bird Study M.B.  1:00 - 4:00 pm  (registration link coming soon)

11/9/19: Environmental Science M.B.  noon - 3:00 pm   (registration link coming soon)

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