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Wonders of Water

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The Brownie friends and Brownie Elf enjoy some wonder-filled adventures as they invite you to explore the Wonders of Water - take a pledge to protect water and inspire others to follow your lead.

This
is a 9-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.




Field Trip Ideas and More...

  • Local wetlands, lakes or ponds
  • Water treatment plants
  • Local zoo or aquarium
  • Nature centers
  • Have a campout

 

 Community Programs

 
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    • BrownieAdult

      ​The WOW Institute will help you make a Journey work for the Brownies in your troop.  We'll talk about how to customize it, and how to infuse some extra STEM activities into the Journey to make it really come alive.  Each participant will recieve a leader guide and girl book (one per troop) and will take home a girl book for each Brownie registered to the troop. You will also get support from STEM program staff throughout the year.

      Date: 10/22/2016
      Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
    • Brownie

      The Discovery Center is a natural location for Brownie’s to come visit as they work their way through WOW! Wonders of Water!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Artcetera
    • Brownie

      Brownies will explore many art media to see the impact of adding water.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • City of Lee's Summit
    • DaisyBrownieJunior

      The Lee’s Summit Environmental Programs Manager will work with individual troop leaders to provide activities or tours that help girl complete their Journeys.  Activities and tours are catered to meet the needs of the each troop.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • CoCo Key Water Resort
    • Brownie

      Kick Start your Wonders of Water Journey at CoCo Key water Resort and take a look behind the scenes. Learn about Water Filtration, Recycling, and Conservation with the Big Dogs and receive a fun patch and a root beer float to top it all off!

      Date: VARIES
      Time: You Schedule It!

  • Flint Hills Discovery Center
    • Brownie

      Explore how the properties of water make it an important part of life. Girls will explore the importance of clean water in the Flint Hills as well as develop a historical appreciation for the importance of water and waterways.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Kansas City Zoo
    • Brownie

      Girl Scouts will discover the wonderful world of wetlands and learn about the animals that live in these ecosystems as well as wetland conservation. This program is designed to help girls on their Wonders of Water journey.

      Date: 2/6/2016
      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Brownie

      Girl Scouts will discover the wonderful world of wetlands and learn about the animals that live in these ecosystems as well as wetland conservation. This program is designed to help girls on their Wonders of Water journey.

      Date: 4/2/2016
      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Brownie

      Girl Scouts will discover the wonderful world of wetlands and learn about the animals that live in these ecosystems as well as wetland conservation. This program is designed to help girls on their Wonders of Water journey.

      Date: 4/9/2016
      Time: 7:00 PM on 4/9 through 8:00 AM on 4/10

    • Brownie

      This two-hour workshop will help Brownies begin (but not complete) their WOW! Wonders of Water Journey.

      Date: 10/1/2016
      Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • BrownieJunior

      ​Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors can spend the night at the zoo and work on the WOW! Wonders of Water Journey  or Animal Habits badge!

      Date: 11/11/2016
      Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 am

  • KCKPL – F.L. Schlagle Library
    • Brownie

      Working on Wonders of Water? This workshop is a perfect fit for your journey. Brownies will learn about the Earth’s different water sources and the water cycle.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
    • Brownie

      ​Spend the afternoon splashing in Rush Creek as we learn about various aspects of the water system around us. Girls will learn about and assist in different techniques for measuring water quality.

      Date: 5/7/2016
      Time: 1-3 p.m.

    • Brownie

      Spend the afternoon splashing in Rush Creek as we learn about various aspects of the water system around us.

      This workshop is meant to bring to life the WOW! Wonders of Water Journey.

      Date: 9/24/2016
      Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Missouri Department of Conservation: St. Joseph
    • Brownie

      ​We have several water related activities to choose from, or, do them all! Water Cycle terrarium, what is a watershed, and how much water is out there for us to use?

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Natural Grocers
    • DaisyBrownieSenior

       If your Daisy Girl Scouts are working on Between Earth and Sky, come to Natural Grocers for our Food Jungle course which focuses on food quality and how what we choose to eat can be environmentally friendly or not-so-friendly food.We will compare conventional to organic foods and try to match pictures of food with where it came from.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • StoneLion Puppet Theatre
    • Brownie

      ​StoneLion has a few fun interactive workshops for Brownie Troops working their way through the WOW! Wonders of Water journey.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Sunset Zoo
    • Brownie

      ​Rooted in the properties of water, this workshop will take girls on a journey through Sunset Zoo exploring water, its importance to all life, and the impacts of water pollution.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • The Artist Box
    • Brownie

      Just keep swimming! Girl Scouts will learn what fish need and the ways to prevent pollution in order to help the fish survive. Girl Scouts will be able to turn a pinch pot fish into a vase or planter.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Topeka Zoo
    • Brownie

      This workshop takes Brownies on a journey in which they can receive four separate awards.  Awards are offered for girls work on this journey in understanding the many ways we use and enjoy water, understand the science of water and its importance to us while they also commit to protecting it.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • Tree House Art Studio
    • DaisyBrownieJuniorCadetteSenior

      We customize art workshops to support troops with Journeys, art badges, or one of a kind art experiences! We have a large variety of art options available and will work with you to customize a project just right for your troop!  Treehouse  Art Studio FUN PATCH  provided for each artist.

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES

  • University of Kansas - EEB Graduate Student Outreach Committee
    • BrownieJuniorCadetteSeniorAmbassador

      Brownies can enjoy this activity as part of their Wonders of Water Journey but the event is available for Troops from all levels. KU graduate students in the marine sciences will give short presentations on their biology research and will then open up the floor for questions from Girl Scouts about their research as well as general marine biology career information. Presenters will bring specimens from their research for students to look at after the talks are over, so that the Girl Scouts can get a first-hand look at what marine biologists work on. Exact research topics may vary per date but may include jellyfish and their relatives and the parasites of sharks and rays! Content will be adjusted for the age of the troop level participating.  (Length: 45min-1hr)

      Date: VARIES
      Time: VARIES


Resources


Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 
  • Throw a WOW Tea Party – could be a celebration the end of the Journey
  • The girls in the story go on various trips; try incorporating a field trip into your Journey

Helpful Hints
  • Let the girls partner-read or read aloud in small groups
  • Ask Junior Girl Scouts to help with some of the water activities
  • Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
  • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options