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Project Learning Tree Virtual Courses

Project Learning Tree provides teachers, parents, youth group
leaders, foresters, and community members with fun and engaging activities and training to take children outside to learn about trees, forests, and the broader environment.

Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce that registration is open for our full length virtual trainings in Fall 2020.

  • Zoom sessions and assignments will connect participants to share ideas, ask questions, and dive deeper into self-paced online PLT training.
  • Discover NGSS-aligned activities that get your students outdoors, engaging in place-based learning in their own backyards.
  • Learn how to offer PLT’s award-winning curriculum in a flexible format (in-person, virtual, or blended).
  • Earn quality professional development hours and teaching continuing education credit. Optional one graduate credit from Colorado School of Mines available for additional fee.

The $35 registration includes PLT activity ebook. Scholarships are available. Registration closes one week before the training start date. Space is limited- make sure to reserve your spot today!

  • Grades 3 – 5: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on October 6, 13, and 20- Register by September 29
  • Grades 6 – 8: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on October 8, 15, and  22- Register by October 1
  • Grades K – 2: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on October 21, 28, and November 4- Register by October 14
  • Early Childhood: 4 – 6 p.m. October 27 and 29- Register by October 20

Register online: https://caee.org/events

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Email Danielle Ardrey at danielle.ardrey@colostate.edu for grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8; or Katie Navin at katienavin@caee.org for grades K – 2 and early childhood programs.

More details available on this flier.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Fall Trail Adventure Kickoff

Ready to earn your Trail Adventure badge? We have a special guest ready to teach you how to gear up to hit the trails this fall! Join the GSCO Outdoor Program team and Aliyah Cohen, equipment designer at The North Face, on these virtual webinars to learn more about how to plan, prepare, and train for your outdoor adventure. We will walk you through each step of the Trail Adventure badge and give you special tips, tricks, and resources to help you earn your badge.

We are offering two Trail Adventure Kickoff webinars this fall. One is for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. The other is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

To learn more and register for the Daisy/Brownie/Junior webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct6.html

To learn more and register for the Cadette/Senior/Ambassador webinar: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/fall_trail_adventure_Oct7.html

After the webinar, girls will have access to an activity packet to help them complete badge requirements. Girl Scouts who complete all of the requirements to earn their Trail Adventure badge by February 1, 2021 are eligible to receive the badge and a Girl Scout bandana for FREE*. A link to an online notification form will be sent to all webinar attendees and will be available on our website for parents/guardians or troop leaders to fill out.

Can’t make it to the webinar? No worries! We will be recording the webinars and posting them to the GSCO YouTube channel. We will also post the activity packet and the link to request a free badge on our website after the webinars.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Brownie Book Club

Join Brownie Book Club for Fall 2020! We will be reading “Judy Moody and the Bucket List.” You can find this book at your local library, bookstore, or Amazon!

When Judy Moody finds her Grandma Lou’s bucket list she is so excited to make one for herself. However, Judy must move fast if she wants to finish everything on her list before she starts fourth grade. Girls should read at least the following pages before each meeting:

October 6: Pages 1-51

November 3: Pages 52-96

December 8: Pages 97-156

For our first meeting, we will make our own bucket lists.

What you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Printer paper
  • Glue or tape
  • Scissors
  • Makers
  • Pencil or pen

Register Here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_brownie_book_club_virtual

Why join Brownie Book Club? Girls will:

  • Gain reading comprehension skills
  • Practice reflection and application skills
  • Read a fun book and participate in activities with other girls!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Songs and S’more Sing-Along

Gather around your virtual campfire and grab your s’mores! Join Girl Scouts of Colorado staff from the Northern & Northeastern CO Region as we sing your favorite Girl Scout songs and learn some new ones.  Current and future Girl Scouts of all ages can join us for Songs and S’more Sing-Along on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 6 -7 p.m. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to join in! Current Girl Scouts, grab friend and join the fun! New to Girl Scouts? Don’t worry, we will send a virtual songbook out before the event.

Register here: https://bit.ly/32kpf6y

Make sure you have room to clap, dance, and move with our song leaders from all across the country. Singing together is a Girl Scout tradition and a chance to connect, make new friends, and share time together.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Pax Lodge Virtual Pub Lunch

You are invited to join the members of the Friends of Pax Lodge
USA Committee for a virtual pub lunch to raise funds for the World
Foundation for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts with an interest in Pax
Lodge on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at noon. Colleagues from England will be joining for a joyful gathering with songs, games, and a (virtual) tour of Pax Lodge. There will also be a live auction and one basket will include a certificate for bed nights at Pax Lodge!

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-pax-lodge-usa-virtualpub-
lunch-tickets-107730687386?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

The deadline to register is Thursday, September 24.

There is a $25 suggested donation for registration and patches will be available for an additional $5 to cover cost and postage. Pub recipes, song sheets, and game boards will be shared at the
same time the link is shared with registrants.

Pax Lodge Pub Lunch Flyer

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Evento para los grados 6-12: Piensa como una científica ciudadana

* El evento será ofrecido exclusivamente en español y será organizado por el Concilio Caribe de Girl Scouts.

¡Las Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador y niñas en grados 6-12 están invitadas a “Pensar como una científica” con Johnson & Johnson! A través del Journey (Aventura) de Think Like a Citizen Scientist las niñas aprenden cómo los científicos hacen observaciones, recolectan datos y ayudan a los científicos a llevar a cabo investigaciones científicas e importantes.

Durante el evento, las niñas:

  • Escucharan un empleado de Johnson & Johnson hablar sobre su trabajo y su trayectoria profesional.
  • Observarán y recolectarán datos sobre su ambiente mientras trabajan en actividades del Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist.
  • Participarán en un proyecto de ciencia donde registrarán datos sobre las nubes para el proyecto GLOBE Observer: Clouds de la NASA.
  • Reflexionaran sobre lo que han aprendido y cómo pueden tomar medidas.
  • Al final del evento, se les alentará a las niñas a crear un proyecto de acción sostenible que resuelva un problema en su comunidad. Después del evento, las niñas pueden planificar y crear sus proyectos para ganar el premio Take Action (premio de Tomar Acción) y completar el Journey.

El generoso apoyo de Johnson & Johnson al Journey de Think Like a Citizen Scientist para Girl Scouts de nivel Cadette, Senior y Ambassador preparara a las niñas para experimentar, explorar su ambiente y empujar los límites de maneras saludables, todo mientras aprenden cómo pueden mejorar el mundo a través de la ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés).

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

STREAM Girls in Longmont & Greeley

Register now for STREAM Girls programs and pick up your gear in Longmont or Greeley!

Longmont

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_09_24_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Friday, September 25, 2020 from 4 – 6 p.m.
  •  Gear drop- off at Izaak Walton Park in Longmont: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes September 22, 2020

Greeley

  • Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_nc_10_08_2020
  • Gear pick-up at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Gear drop-off at Poudre Learning Center in Greeley: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • Virtual kick-off: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom
  • Virtual reflection: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • Registration closes October 6, 2020

STREAM Girls gives Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes the opportunity to earn a special patch as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment. This outdoor watershed experience employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

Every person is a citizen of her watershed, and Colorado Trout Unlimited (TU) has partnered with Girl Scouts of Colorado so that girls will get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.

In this hybrid take home/virtual program, TU will provide Girl Scouts with the necessary gear, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, and a resource list with videos guiding Girl Scouts through six activities that they will complete over ten days. Additionally, girls are expected to join a virtual program kick-off on Thursday and a reflection meeting the next Sunday to discuss what they have learned.

Activities include:

  • Stream Walk – Observing and documenting the stream/river and surrounding area
  • Go with the Flow – Calculating river flow rates using everyday tools and simple math
  • Macroinvertebrate Survey – Investigating the insect life that lives in the stream and support fish
  • Fly-Casting – Developing skills to fly fish and practicing in your own backyard/neighborhood park
  • Fly-Tying – Creating a “fly” to imitate one of the macroinvertebrates commonly found in Colorado
  • Scavenger Hunt/Bracelet Building – Testing your knowledge of healthy streams and creating a unique bracelet to represent your local watershed

Activities are expected to take approximately six hours, in total, and can be broken up into several days. Colorado Trout Unlimited will provide the necessary gear and supplies associated with each activity. Gear will be picked-up and dropped off at designated locations depending on which program you register for. Colorado Trout Unlimited has enough gear/supplies for 24 participants at each program. Additional participants may be able to register, if using their own gear or sharing with another Girl Scout. Please acknowledge any shared gear in registration.

Adults picking up gear on behalf of Girl Scouts will be required to complete a gear agreement upon pick-up. Certificates of completion and patches will be distributed upon gear drop off. If using your own gear, certificates of completion and patches will be mailed after the program is complete. Please indicate if you are picking up supplies or using your own supplies.

As a self-guided event, Colorado Trout Unlimited and GSCO encourages Girl Scouts to complete this activity with their families. Please be sure to follow all state, county, and local public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Daisy Flower Hour: Can Daisies Taste the Rainbow?

Hello Daisy Friends! Are you looking for a fun and silly club meant just for you? We have just the thing for you: Daisy Flower Hour! Daisy Flower Hour meets online every other Wednesday at 4 p.m. and we will spend an hour playing games, singing songs, and just being silly. The theme of our first meeting on September 23, 2020 is Taste the Rainbow. Come dressed in your favorite color, don’t worry if you can’t choose, you can also come dressed in as many colors as you want! Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_daisy_flower_hour_virtual

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

GSCO Clubs for Fall 2020: Register NOW

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s summer clubs were so much fun that we’re taking them into Fall 2020. Join us online after school every other week to create your own art projects, have fun with STEM, read books, learn new skills, and hang out with old and new friends. Each club is led by two experienced Girl Scout staff members and joined by girls all over the state. Clubs begin the week of September 21, but you can join any time during the semester.

Below are all the clubs we have currently for Fall 2020. Click on each club for more information about it and to register.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Naturalist Club: Register NOW

Do You Love…. Nature? Animals? The Environment? Using Resources Wisely? Fun, Upcycled Crafts? If you answered yes to any of these, we invite you to join us  for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Naturalist Club! This biweekly, virtual club will focus on activities and badge-earning in topics like:

  • Interesting Animals and Plants
  • Earth Stewardship
  • Upcycled Crafts
  • Sustainable Art Projects

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Our next meeting is September 23, 2020. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_naturalist_club_dbj_virtual

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors meet on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Our next meeting is September 24, 2020. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_naturalist_club_csa_virtual

Meetings will have an emphasis on using resources wisely and making the world a better place. Some fun eco-friendly projects we’ve done in the past include: Earth Day necklaces, forever flowers, upcycled journals, recycled desk organizers, and more. We’ll also explore topics such as zookeeping, aquariums, what it means to be a naturalist, and some of the easiest ways to have a lower impact on our planet. Join us and connect with your Girl Scout sisters across the state to become nature-loving, earth-friendly Girl Scouts!  We hope to see you there!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.