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Virtual Trivia with Denver Botanic Gardens

Girl Scouts are invited to a fun, virtual info and trivia session with Denver Botanic Gardens on September 22, 2020 from 4-5 p.m. Discover how plants make the world a better place as you test your knowledge about different plants, flowers, and Colorado facts.

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/virtual_trivia_with_denver_botanic_gardens_09_22_2020

Registration closes September 21.

This program opportunity is designed for Girl Scout Daisies, but Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome to register and participate.

We will use Zoom to host this program. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the program. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

If you have questions about this event, email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org or if you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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.

Create a Garden: Girl Scout Exploration at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Create a Garden: Girl Scout Exploration at the Denver Botanic Gardens is September 26, 2020. This self-guided experience encourages Girl Scouts and families to explore the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden. This program is designed to meet the needs of the Girl Scout Junior Gardener Badge requirements.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/092620_create_a_gar.html

All Girl Scouts and community groups are welcome to attend. Girl Scouts will:

  • Explore garden design basics
  • Identify perennial and annual plants
  • Design, plant, and decorate a miniature indoor garden oasis to take home with them
  • Take home the materials to set up a seed experiment on their own

The cost is $12 per Girl Scout. One adult per three Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings are $7 each. Non-participating infants (children 2 and under) are free.

Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions, you must register all members of your party ages three and up.

Email familyprograms@botanicgardens.org with questions regarding the program.

Download the event 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.

Daisy Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Daisy Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens is September 19, 2020. Explore the Gardens and discover how plants make the world a better place! Timed entry is at 9:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., or 1 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with Girl Scouts of Colorado and is adapted from the Daisy Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, “Rosie’s Story: A Better Beach for Everyone—Make the World a Better Place (Rose Petal),” which can be used for additional information and activities.

Register now: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/091920_daisy_day_at_denver_.html

Registration closes September 16 at 5 p.m.

Girl Scouts will:

  • Walk through the Gardens while reading the story of Rosie the Rose
  • Create ecofriendly planting pots
  • Plant seeds to take home
  • Explore the Gardens while completing a plant scavenger hunt

The cost is $12 per Girl Scout; one adult per three Girl Scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings are $7 each. Non participating-infants (children two and under) are free. The Rose Petal is not included in the program fee.

Pre-registration is required. To register your group, please complete this form. After submitting the form, a staff member will confirm your registration and provide payment instructions within 72 hours. Program registration will not be available onsite. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions you must register all members of your party ages three and up.

Details on Denver Botanic Gardens phased re-opening plans: https://www.botanicgardens.org/denver-botanic-gardens-phased-re-opening-plan

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.

Pollinators and citizen science

Submitted by Robin Hill

Metro Denver

Aurora

Ruth and Aspen from Troop 60035 worked on their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. For a field trip, they participated in a pollinator workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They learned that National Pollinator Week was celebrated in June. Because of COVID-19, the usual events surrounding National Pollinator Week could not be held. That’s when their Take Action Project was born. The girls did a presentation about National Pollinator Week, common pollinators in Colorado, and ways to help pollinators through citizen science. Their presentation was shared with their troop, other troop leaders, and family and friends. They also enjoyed their Scistarter project, an ant picnic, where they examined what “foods” attracted ants. Pictures are from one of the citizen scientist observation games and from their ant picnic.

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.

Older girl volunteer opportunity at Daisy Flower Garden

The Daisy Flower Garden Journey planned for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Denver Botanic Gardens has been canceled. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help! If we are able to reschedule this event, we will let you know. 

Love to work with Girl Scout Daisies? We’re looking for you! Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and approved adult volunteers are invited to run activity stations at our Daisy Flower Garden Journey at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Sunday, May 17, 2020.  We need volunteers for a morning shift (8 – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon shift (11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.). All volunteers will get free entry into the Denver Botanic Gardens for the day, so come early or stay after your volunteer shift to enjoy the Gardens. All supplies for activity stations will be provided by GSCO. Sign up online: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2020/older_girl_volunteer.html

This is a great way to earn Program Aide hours, hours for your Community Service Bar, Service to Girl Scouting Bar, or service hours for school. Adult volunteers must be approved, background-checked Girl Scout volunteers to meet GSCO and the Denver Botanic Gardens’ volunteer guidelines. All girls volunteering must be accompanied by an approved, background-checked Girl Scout volunteer and adult to girl ratios for events must be met.

This sign-up will close on Wednesday, May 6.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org

Empty cookie packages needed for Daisy event

UPDATE: The Daisy Flower Garden Journey planned for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Denver Botanic Gardens has been canceled. If we are able to reschedule this event, we will let you know. In the meantime, if you’re able to hang on/keep collecting empty cookie packages, please do. GSCO can still use them for future projects even if this event cannot be rescheduled.

 

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden event at the Denver Botanic Gardens is right around the corner! We are collecting empty Girl Scout Cookie packages (cardboard packages only) for an upcycled craft at the event and would love your help with the collection. All varieties in cardboard packages are accepted, and packages should be empty and flattened.

Troops in the Metro Denver region, you can bring your empty packages to your next service unit meeting and your volunteer support specialist will bring them to the Denver office for you.

We need about 300 empty packages. This blog will be updated when we have collected enough.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scout Exploration Day for Juniors

Submitted by Melissa Gula

Metro Denver

Denver

Calling all aspiring gardeners! Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on September 21, 2019 for our fourth annual Junior “Gardener” Girl Scout Exploration Day. Girl Scout Exploration Days offer girls the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each Exploration Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

When: Saturday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. To accommodate a larger number of Girl Scouts and improve your group’s experience, we are offering two admission times: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Activity stations will be available to your group from the admission time you choose until 2 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, activities will take place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors.

Who: This program is designed for Girl Scout Juniors.

Through hands-on activities and explorations Girl Scouts will:

  • Explore the principles of garden design.
  • Design a seed experiment to take home.
  • Explore the practice of companion planting.
  • Plant and decorate an indoor garden planter to take home.
  • Explore the Gardens’ diverse showcase of plants.

Follow the link below to register either as an individual or as a troop. We look forward to seeing you at our Girl Scout Exploration Day!

Registration Link: https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/selection.aspx?sch=121694

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

“Playing the Past” at Plains Conservation Center

Visit Denver Botanic Gardens’ Plains Conservation Center through their One-Day Prairie Perspectives Immersion experience and earn the “Playing the Past” badge for Girl Scout Juniors.

Immerse your Girl Scouts in the challenging perspective of a child growing up in the 1800’s as a Cheyenne Indian or a homesteader. Girls can explore the prairie ecosystem and participate in activities at the homestead and Cheyenne camp, cook a meal, journal, and connect with the cultural history. Overnight portion includes campfire, storytelling, wagon rides on the prairie, and sleeping in the tipis (weather permitting).

Cost:

  • One-Day Prairie Perspective Immersion, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: $60 within SCFD / $65 outside SCFD
  • One-Day Prairie Perspectives Plus Optional Overnight ends 9 a.m. the following day: $125 within SCFD / $130 outside SCFD

One adult chaperone admitted free for every five students, additional chaperones are $30 each for the one day program and $60 each for the overnight program. A 50-percent deposit is due at least 30 days prior to program date; full payment is due at least one week pre-program.

More information: https://www.botanicgardens.org/education/schools-teachers/plains-conservation-center

Questions? pccinfo@botanicgardens.org

Bronze Award project: Native bee houses

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Bree Dulaney

Metro Denver

Centennial

Juniors from Girl Scout Troop 61608 from Centennial spent five hours at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They were researching ideas for their Bronze Award project, building native bee houses.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Hundreds of Girl Scout Daisies explore Denver Botanic Gardens

As many as 350 Girl Scout Daisies, parents, and volunteers gathered at Denver Botanic Gardens for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s annual Daisy Flower Garden Journey on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019! Daisies toured ten stations and completed fun gardening-themed activities to meet the colorful, global characters at the center of the Daisy Flower Garden, who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. Activities included playing games, creating flower crowns, yoga, and making an upcycled craft from a Girl Scout cookie package.

Girl Scouts of Colorado is 32,000 strong—more than 22,000 girls and 10,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org.