Programs

Scout Programming

Offering troop level 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 children in Girl Scouts or Scouts BSA as they work to accomplish their goals.

***If there is a level 2 or level 3 snow emergency, the center will be closed and programming cancelled. Please follow us on social media or check with local news stations for information regarding closings due to other inclement weather, special events or emergencies. Girl Scout programming will be notified through the GSOH registration team, Scouts BSA will receive a call from Grange Audubon staff. Thank you!

 

Activities open to ALL scouts:

TROOP PROGRAMS:

These troop level programs will incorporate many of the facets your scouts will need to complete various journeys/badges. Please refer to your handbooks and guides for the complete set of requirements. Troop level programs may be scheduled in the evenings and on weekends as availabile.  The cost for up to 18 scouts to participate is $87.50 and the programs last 1 1/2 hours. Please contact Allison Clark at aclark@audubon.org for more information and to check the calendar for availability. *Please note, at this time, programs are only available for groups of less than 10 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bird Study:

Are you curious about birds? Have you ever wondered why they're so important to the health of ecosystems all around the world? Have you ever thought about migration and wondered when and how birds complete this remarkable journey? This program will help you discover the answers to those questions and more by learning about bird migration, their topography, and what stories they can tell us about our world. 

Conservation Study: 

Human impact on our planet is increasing with every passing year. Each and every action we take has an effect on the world around us. All our choices; from when we switch on our lights to what kind of transportation we use and everything in between increase or decreases our carbon footprint. Explore our "green building", study invasive versus native species, and take conservation action in our park (weather permitting) to see how you can have an positive impact on the natural world. 

Water Study:

71 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. It's probably not something you spend time thinking about it but water is one of our most precious resources. This program will help you understand the value of water and steps you can take to protect it. You'll explore our two aquatic habitats; the river and our wetlands, perform real water quality tests, and observe real world examples of water conservation in action.  

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 Allison Clark at aclark@audubon.org  

Upcoming Programs: *Please note, at this time, programs are only available for groups of less than 10 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 3/7/21: Bird Study M.B. 9:00 am - noon  REGISTER HERE BEGINNING OCTOBER 1st, 2020! Registration closes at noon 3/4/21

4/11/21: Environmental Science M.B. 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm REGISTER HERE BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1st, 2021! Registration closes at noon 4/8/2021

4/24/21: Environmental Science M.B. 9:00 am - noon REGISTER HERE BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1st, 2021! Registration closes at noon 4/21/2021

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