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Free STEAM day camp for Girl Scout Juniors

Girl Scout Juniors are invited to “Explore It,” a free, fun, and interactive STEAM day camp hosted by the Museum of the West and the Bureau of Land Management, June 27 – 29, 2018! Girls will learn about dinosaurs, paleontology, geology, fossils, mining, and the history of early life in the Grand Valley through hands-on activities and visits to regional educational and historical sites. Girls will also visit the Museum of the West, Cross Orchards, the Mica Mine, Dinosaur Journey, Fruita Paleontological Area, and Dinosaur Hill.

Here are highlights of what’s planned:

• Visit Cross Orchards and learn about early life in Grand Valley (irrigation agriculture, fruit packing, train transportation). Learn about pioneer kids and what the daily life of a child 125 years ago was like and ride the train.

• Hike Bangs Canyon Trailhead to the Mica Mine and focus on the engineering challenge of historical mining.

• Tour collections and prep labs at Dinosaur Journey to learn about science and methods in paleontology and stewardship of fossils. Dissect and owl pellet and build a dinosaur.

• Visit the Museum of the West and learn about tools and science of Archaeology with real artifacts.

• Hike Dinosaur Hill Loop and learn about regional geology from experts and the Apatosaurus at Riggs Quarry.

• Hike the Fruita Paleontological Area and Loop to learn about sedimentary rocks.

The camp is based at the Museum of the West in Grand Junction, but will explore many sites in the area. Camp starts at 9 a.m. each day and will end around 4 p.m. The camp is FREE for Girl Scout Juniors thanks to the Museum of the West and the Bureau of Land Management. To register, please go to https://goo.gl/9YR6z6 . Registration deadline is June 22, but with only 30 spots available, we expect this camp to fill fast!

Volunteers are needed! We’re also looking for a few adult volunteers to help with transportation and older girl volunteers to help younger Girl Scouts at the camp. Adult volunteers transporting Girl Scouts will need to be approved volunteers per GSCO’s volunteer policies. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign-up at – https://goo.gl/MfnouU .

Questions? please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. Thank you!

Become a Junior Ranger with the BLM


Our state has many beautiful locations for girls and adults to get outdoors and explore.  Did you know that the Bureau of Land Management covers 245 million acres in 12 states?  Girl Scouts can now get outdoors and explore these amazing locations, and become a Junior Ranger!

What is a Junior Ranger?  Junior Rangers, offered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), wants to introduce young adventurers to everything that the BLM offers on their lands that are used for recreation, learning and stewardship.

By becoming a Junior Ranger, girls are able to use on-site programs and online activity books to learn more about the BLM and their mission: to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Junior Rangers can earn recognition pins and patches. This free program has curriculum created to help your girls learn more about opportunities that exist on our public lands.  Girls can become Junior Rangers at any time, and can complete any, or all, of the BLM Junior Ranger program.

To learn more about the BLM Junior Ranger program, check out our Outdoor Anytime Activities on the GSCO Event Calendar, or head straight to the BLM’s website. To order materials from the Junior Ranger program, email the BLM or call (303) 236-1975.