February & April Vacation Programs
BURGESS BOOK CLUB
Going strong since 2010, this monthly program
offers children the opportunity to share their thoughts, listen to
others, learn about the animal subject of the month, explore outdoors
and meet a live animal. Cost to cover refreshments is $2 per month.
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BROWNIE GIRL SCOUTS OPEN EVENT
Saturday, March 26
BUG Try It
your Bug Badge while meeting some incredible live insects. Create a
butterfly life cycle entirely from different kinds of macaroni and learn
about the life cycles of lady bug, honey bee and other awesome bugs.
Your troop leadership must provide the official badge, but we will cover
all requirements you will need to earn the badge.
Fee: $12 per Scout
GIRLS IN SCIENCE (AGES 6-12)
This girl’s only science program offers opportunities to design, do and
discover. Each session is facilitated by Society Education Director Mary
Beers. Mary has worked for the Burgess Society since 1987 and has a
Master’s Degree in Education. She developed this program to engage and
inspire girls through exciting hands-on opportunities. Pre-registration
is required. Space is limited to 12 girls per session, so register
early. Cost is $20.00 per girl for each Saturday session. Cost for
Girls’ Overnight in April is $55.
The following Saturday
Sessions for Girls in Science meet from 2:00-4:00pm.
POND EXPLORATION BY CANOE/CATAMARAN
Explore the many creatures living in
and around the Smiling Pool from the bank and from the boat. Catch
turtles and tadpoles, fish and insects. Examine microscopic life using a
LEAVES CHANGE COLOR and OTHER AMAZING PLANT PUZZLES
Explore the hidden colors in
common leaves through color chromatography experiments. Discover the
science behind leaf shape and leaf location of a tree. Hike through the
Briar Patch looking for insect activity and insects preparing to
HERE’S WHERE THE
WILD THINGS ARE! November 14
discover 30 animals in 30 minutes? Up for the challenge? Great, let’s
seek critters still out and about in November as we explore forest,
swamp and pond. Investigate animal adaptations for winter survival.
Come have fun as we “cook” up some amazing substances.
Create your own play dough. Watch what happens when you mix together a
mineral called Borax, distilled water and Elmer’s glue. Create your own
experiment to try using kitchen ingredients/materials.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Our eyes are amazing. Explore the science of sight along
with amazing optical illusions that stretch our vision and our minds.
Experiment with color and light. Explore how animals use color for
protection and detection.
MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND SOUND February 20
This month continues our sensory exploration with the science of sound.
Design and create the ultimate sound catcher. Explore ways to make new
and different sounds and turn them into music.
WEATHER FACT AND FABLE
Raining cats and dogs? Seagull sitting on the sand - It’s
never good weather when you’re on land. Are these sayings rooted in fact
or fiction? Explore humidity, air pressure, wind speed and direction.
Try to discover which weather sayings are actually true.
6:00pm Friday, April 29 to 9:00am Saturday, April 30
Spend an evening exploring nocturnal animals and their adaptations for
survival. How are nocturnal animals able to see in the dark? How do bats
hunt insects by using sound? Share stories around the campfire and roast
marshmallows for s’mores. Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Jam Kitchen
before heading home.
Cost for this overnight session is $55.