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:

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:

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 Chrissie Rausch at cwilson@audubon.org for more information and to check the calendar for availability. 

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 Chrissie Rausch at 614-545-5480 or cwilson@audubon.org  

Upcoming Programs:

10/5/19: Bird Study M.B.  1:00 - 4:00 pm  REGISTER HERE! Registration closes at 5 pm 9/27/19  FULL, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR SPRING PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES AND REGISTRATION LINKS

10/5/19: Environmental M.B. 9:00 am - noon REGISTER HERE! Registration closes at 5 pm 9/27/19 FULL, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR SPRING PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES AND REGISTRATION LINKS 

11/9/19: Environmental Science M.B.  noon - 3:00 pm   REGISTER HERE! Registration closes at 5 pm 10/26/19 FULL, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR SPRING PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES AND REGISTRATION LINKS

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