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2021 STEAM Month Feature Story

Girl Scouts are natural-born scientists! They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go.

Girls will explore different aspects of STEM during this special STEAM Month. GSCSNJ has developed a unique, "fun with purpose" K–12 curriculum to inspire girls to embrace and celebrate scientific discovery in their lives. With dozens of programs to choose from, your girl is sure to find a topic that excites her!

 


If a program has a tree icon (🌲) next to the name, this is an in-person program! Everyone attending in-person Girl Scout programs must bring their own face masks and wear them at all times. See event descriptions for more in-person COVID guidelines

Programs By Level

Daisies (Grades K-1)
Daisy Mechanical Engineering: Model Car Badge | $23.00
Wednesday, February 3

Engineers have been creating cars for hundreds of years, and now it’s your turn! Girls will learn how engineers brainstorm, build models, and test their ideas as they create a car out of a toilet paper tube. They will put their cars up to a race test while learning how friction and gravity affect speed.

Badge Info:  In this virtual program girls will earn Daisy Mechanical Engineering Badge 3: Model Car Design Challenge. Badge included and will be shipped to you.

Home Sweet Habitat | $10.00
Friday, February 5

How do plants and animals depend on each other? Why do they live in some places and not others? Girl Scouts will understand that all living things adapt to their environment by exploring the habitats in which animals live and how adaptations relate to diversity.

Family STEAM Day - Galaxy T-Shirts | $12/family
Saturday, February 6

Gather the entire family together as we discover the stars and create galactic T-shirts!

Family STEAM Day - Science of Baking | $12/family
Saturday, February 13

Gather the entire family together as we discover the science behind baking a cake!

Science of a Snowflake | $20
Monday, February 15

Is it true that no two snowflakes are alike? In this program girls will uncover this mystery and understand the science behind these glistening snow crystals.

Fur, Feathers & Scales | $10
Friday, February 19

This program gives participants a better understanding of the different animal groups, and discusses how their body coverings serve many important purposes. They will also meet animals from the different groups to discover the diversity of life within an ecosystem.

Family STEAM Day - LEGO Bricks to Bridges | $12/family
Saturday, February 20

Gather the entire family together to design and construct a sturdy LEGO® bridge that can support weight! We will explore the elements of what makes a successful bridge and cultivate your creative building skills!

🌲 Eco Fun at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge | $30.00
Sunday, February 21 - Medford, NJ

Ready to get outside for some winter fun?! Come on an adventure with Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge – learn about wildlife, protecting natural places, hiking safely and more!

Badge Info: Daisies will complete the Eco Learner Badge. Badge included.

🌲 Eco Learner & Eco Friend at Wetlands Institute | $20.00
Sunday, February 28 - Stone Harbor, NJ

Being mindful, helpful, and kind shows you know how to be a friend to your sister Girl Scouts. The Earth gives us so much: our water, our air, our food. Let’s work together to protect our community and keep living things safe. Taking care when you go outside shows you are a friend to the environment we all depend on.

Badge Info: Daisies will complete the Eco Learner Badge.

Brownies (Grades 2-3)
Science of Dance | $12.00
Thursday, February 4

Learn the physics of how dancers spins fast and jump high, and how muscles work together to make dancing possible. Then, warm up and create a dance of your own through the eyes of a scientist!

Badge Info:  Brownies in this program will earn steps 1-3 of the Brownie Dancer Badge.

Home Sweet Habitat | $10.00
Friday, February 5

How do plants and animals depend on each other? Why do they live in some places and not others? Girl Scouts will understand that all living things adapt to their environment by exploring the habitats in which animals live and how adaptations relate to diversity.

Family STEAM Day - Galaxy T-Shirts | $12/family
Saturday, February 6

Gather the entire family together as we discover the stars and create galactic T-shirts!

🌲 Outdoor Art Creator @ Tulpehaking Nature Center | $60-75/group
Sunday, February 7 - Trenton, NJ

Earn 3 steps of your Brownie Outdoor Art Maker Badge with the Tulpehaking Nature Center as you walk the trails and use your own cell phone camera to find and capture nature’s art in the Abbott Marshlands.

1 person will register for a group of up to 16 people (Up to 8 scouts and 8 adult chaperones). 

Badge Info:  Brownies in this program will earn steps 1, 3, and 4 of the Brownie Outdoor Art Maker Badge.

Family STEAM Day - Science of Baking | $12/family
Saturday, February 13

Gather the entire family together as we discover the science behind baking a cake!

Science of a Snowflake | $20
Monday, February 15

Is it true that no two snowflakes are alike? In this program girls will uncover this mystery and understand the science behind these glistening snow crystals.

Fur, Feathers & Scales | $10
Friday, February 19

This program gives participants a better understanding of the different animal groups, and discusses how their body coverings serve many important purposes. They will also meet animals from the different groups to discover the diversity of life within an ecosystem.

Family STEAM Day - LEGO Bricks to Bridges | $12/family
Saturday, February 20

Gather the entire family together to design and construct a sturdy LEGO® bridge that can support weight! We will explore the elements of what makes a successful bridge and cultivate your creative building skills!

🌲 Eco Fun at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge | $30.00
Sunday, February 21 - Medford, NJ

Ready to get outside for some winter fun?! Come on an adventure with Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge – learn about wildlife, protecting natural places, hiking safely and more!

Badge Info: Brownies will complete the Eco Friend Badge. Badge included

Brownie Bugs Badge | $20
Tuesday, February 23

Bugs help us in lots of cool ways. Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much. In this event, you'll tour an insectarium, make a bug craft, and do fun activities all about bugs. When you've earned this badge, you'll know all about bugs!

Badge Info: In this virtual program, girls will earn Brownie Bug Badge. Badge included and will be shipped to you.

🌲 Eco Learner & Eco Friend at Wetlands Institute | $20.00
Sunday, February 28 - Stone Harbor, NJ

Being mindful, helpful, and kind shows you know how to be a friend to your sister Girl Scouts. The Earth gives us so much: our water, our air, our food. Let’s work together to protect our community and keep living things safe. Taking care when you go outside shows you are a friend to the environment we all depend on.

Badge Info: Brownies will complete the Eco Friend Badge.

Juniors (Grades 4-5)
Science of Dance | $12.00
Thursday, February 4

Learn the physics of how dancers spins fast and jump high, and how muscles work together to make dancing possible. Then, warm up and create a dance of your own through the eyes of a scientist!

Family STEAM Day - Galaxy T-Shirts | $12/family
Saturday, February 6

Gather the entire family together as we discover the stars and create galactic T-shirts!

Mechanical Engineering: Paddle Boat Badge | $23
Wednesday, February 10

People have been traveling by water for thousands of years. At first, boats, such as canoes, were powered by people. Later, boats were built to use other forms of energy. Girls will explore how paddle boats work and use the Design Thinking Process to engineer their own paddle boats out of a plastic bottle. They will put their paddle boats to the test while understanding buoyancy, potential energy, and kinetic energy.

Badge Info: In this virtual program, girls will earn Junior Mechanical Engineering Badge 1: Paddle Boat Design Challenge. Badge included and will be shipped to you.

Build-a-Bird (with Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge) | $15
Friday, February 12

Adaptations abound! Girl Scouts will discover the amazing diversity of birds and how they use what nature has given them to succeed. Inspect elements from real birds and find out how they succeed in their environment and what we can learn from bird engineering.

Family STEAM Day - Science of Baking | $12/family
Saturday, February 13

Gather the entire family together as we discover the science behind baking a cake!

Movies, Music, and Science | $12
Tuesday, February 16

Learn about the science and technology behind your favorite songs, shows, and movies- and how you can do the same things yourself!

Fur, Feathers & Scales | $10
Friday, February 19

This program gives participants a better understanding of the different animal groups, and discusses how their body coverings serve many important purposes. They will also meet animals from the different groups to discover the diversity of life within an ecosystem.

Family STEAM Day - LEGO Bricks to Bridges | $12/family
Saturday, February 20

Gather the entire family together to design and construct a sturdy LEGO® bridge that can support weight! We will explore the elements of what makes a successful bridge and cultivate your creative building skills!

Junior Detective Badge | $20
Wednesday, February 24

Stories, movies, and television are full of amazing detectives solving mysteries and bringing criminals to justice. Their jobs are important, exciting, and take serious skills – skills you can try in this badge. Girls will use the power of observation, communicate in code, fingerprint, try out detective science and follow clues to solve a mystery! Grab your magnifying glass and dive into the science of detecting!

Badge Info: In this virtual program, girls will earn Junior Detective Badge. Badge included and will be shipped to you.

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)
Predator or Prey | $15.00
Monday, February 1

This program focuses on the everyday struggle for survival in the forests of New Jersey. Girl Scouts will discover who is eating whom and how each animal fits perfectly within the food chain.

Speak Up: Be an Environmental Advocate with Wetlands Institute | $20 - $65
Wednesday, February 3

It takes passion and action to be a voice for those that have little and make a change for the best. Make the decision to take a stand and “be the change you wish to see in this world.” During our session we will examine the complex relationship between humans and the natural world. We will discuss several environmental topics and how they relate to our lives. Following this we will discuss what steps to take to "make the world a better place".

Badge Info:

Thermal Optic Art | $15
Friday, February 5

Learn how to create depth within your artwork. Girls will learn how using brighter colors (red, orange, and yellow) will make an image show warmer tones while the purples and dark blue/black indicate cooler tones. Girls will use colored pencils to create a unique 3D image.

Think Like a Programmer Journey | $30
Friday, February 5 - Sunday, February 7

Join us for this three-part series of the Think Like a Programmer Cadette Journey to explore the world of programming and computational thinking. Cadettes learn how to work with flowcharts, understand binary, and plan computer programs.

As they continue on the Think Like a Programmer Journey, they will write Python programs to understand fundamental concepts such as variables, input and output, processing, conditionals, and loops. Finally, they will work together to use technology for social good.

Badge Info: This virtual program will allow Cadette Girl Scouts to complete the Think Like a Programmer Journey. A take action project will need to be completed on their own.

Family STEAM Day - Galaxy T-Shirts | $12/family
Saturday, February 6

Gather the entire family together as we discover the stars and create galactic T-shirts!

Comic Artist Badge | $15
Wednesday, February 10

Learn the science behind your favorite heroes' super powers and high tech gadgets and how artists use physics to draw them on a page. Then, combine your art and science skills by creating a comic panel of your own.

Badge Info: In this virtual program, girls will earn Comic Artist Badge. Badge included and will be shipped to you.

🌲 Orinteering Scavenger Hunt | $15
Thursday, February 11 - Camp Oak Spring (Somerset)

A compass can be used for many things, like navigating your way through a trail or helping your map tell you which way to go. During this program, you'll get a quick introductory course on how to use a compass (we will have some for you to borrow or you can bring your own), then get the chance to navigate your way around Camp Oak Spring looking for prizes!

Family STEAM Day - Science of Baking | $12/family
Saturday, February 13

Gather the entire family together as we discover the science behind baking a cake!

Cookie Lab | $12
Tuesday, February 16 - Wednesday, February 17

Have you ever wondered why some cookies are soft and others are crispy? In this 2 day program girls will learn how to use the Scientific Method to conduct their experiment by baking 2 types of chocolate cookies.

🌲 Make Your Own Map | $15
Thursday, February 18 - Camp Oak Spring (Somerset)

Zoom out and see Camp Oak Spring through a different view as you make your very own map of Main Camp. This entire event will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and be sure to pack at least 2 masks.

Fur, Feathers & Scales | $10
Friday, February 19

This program gives participants a better understanding of the different animal groups, and discusses how their body coverings serve many important purposes. They will also meet animals from the different groups to discover the diversity of life within an ecosystem.

Family STEAM Day - LEGO Bricks to Bridges | $12/family
Saturday, February 20

Gather the entire family together to design and construct a sturdy LEGO® bridge that can support weight! We will explore the elements of what makes a successful bridge and cultivate your creative building skills!

🌲 Water Drops to Watersheds: Making a Difference STEM at Wetlands Institute | $20
Sunday, February 21 - Stone Harbor, NJ

Drip by drip all life needs water - that includes you and wildlife. Get ready to learn about wetlands and water quality and take action to protect the local water resources in your community.

Cadette Special Agent Badge | $20
Thursday, February 25

A special agent wears many hats – detective, scientist, psychologist, enforcer of the law. In this badge girls will uncover their skills for one of the most exciting – and demanding – jobs for investigative minds. They will learn two ways of fingerprinting, try forensic chemistry with chromatography, study body language and practice the art of detection. Grab your magnifying glass and start investigating!

Badge Info: In this virtual program, girls will earn Cadette Special Agent Badge. Badge included and will be shipped to you.

Through the Lens of Leadership | $15
Thursday, February 25

Learn about Alice Paul's life and the leadership skills she exemplified in her 7 decade quest for true and lasting equality. This program includes a presentation followed by discussion and activities.

Seniors & Ambassadors (Grades 9-12)
Predator or Prey | $15.00
Monday, February 1

This program focuses on the everyday struggle for survival in the forests of New Jersey. Girl Scouts will discover who is eating whom and how each animal fits perfectly within the food chain.

Thermal Optic Art | $15
Friday, February 5

Learn how to create depth within your artwork. Girls will learn how using brighter colors (red, orange, and yellow) will make an image show warmer tones while the purples and dark blue/black indicate cooler tones. Girls will use colored pencils to create a unique 3D image.

Family STEAM Day - Galaxy T-Shirts | $12/family
Saturday, February 6

Gather the entire family together as we discover the stars and create galactic T-shirts!

Senior Think Link a Programmer Journey (9-10) | $30
Sunday, February 7 - Tuesday, February 9

Join us for this four-part series of the Think Like a Programmer Senior Journey to explore the world of programming and computational thinking. Seniors learn how to decode and encode information, understand binary, and plan computer programs.

As they continue on the Think Like a Programmer Journey, they will write Python programs to understand fundamental concepts such as variables, input and output, processing, conditionals, and loops. Finally, they will work together to use technology for social good.

Badge Info: This virtual program will allow Senior Girl Scouts to complete the Think Like a Programmer Journey. A take action project will need to be completed on their own.

🌲 Orinteering Scavenger Hunt | $15
Thursday, February 11 - Camp Oak Spring (Somerset)

A compass can be used for many things, like navigating your way through a trail or helping your map tell you which way to go. During this program, you'll get a quick introductory course on how to use a compass (we will have some for you to borrow or you can bring your own), then get the chance to navigate your way around Camp Oak Spring looking for prizes!

Family STEAM Day - Science of Baking | $12/family
Saturday, February 13

Gather the entire family together as we discover the science behind baking a cake!

Cookie Lab | $12
Tuesday, February 16 - Wednesday, February 17

Have you ever wondered why some cookies are soft and others are crispy? In this 2 day program girls will learn how to use the Scientific Method to conduct their experiment by baking 2 types of chocolate cookies.

🌲 Make Your Own Map | $15
Thursday, February 18 - Camp Oak Spring (Somerset)

Zoom out and see Camp Oak Spring through a different view as you make your very own map of Main Camp. This entire event will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly and be sure to pack at least 2 masks.

Fur, Feathers & Scales | $10
Friday, February 19

This program gives participants a better understanding of the different animal groups, and discusses how their body coverings serve many important purposes. They will also meet animals from the different groups to discover the diversity of life within an ecosystem.

Family STEAM Day - LEGO Bricks to Bridges | $12/family
Saturday, February 20

Gather the entire family together to design and construct a sturdy LEGO® bridge that can support weight! We will explore the elements of what makes a successful bridge and cultivate your creative building skills!

🌲 Water Drops to Watersheds: Making a Difference STEM at Wetlands Institute | $20
Sunday, February 21 - Stone Harbor, NJ

Drip by drip all life needs water - that includes you and wildlife. Get ready to learn about wetlands and water quality and take action to protect the local water resources in your community.

2021 STEAM Patch

STEAM Month patch

The first 250 Girl Scouts to register for three (3) or more STEAM Month programs will earn the 2021 STEAM Month patch! Patches will be mailed out after STEAM Month has ended.

Families must complete the form above to claim STEAM Month patch.

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