Badgerland Girl Scouts Plant Trees!

Everyday is Earth Day for Girl Scouts. That’s because girls are learning how they can help protect the environment through everyday actions. In April, over 30 Badgerland Girl Scouts participated in our exciting Team Trees program.

Wisconsin’s Female Chief Forester Heather Berklund is a Girl Scout alum! She is also a pioneer and the very first female to be the state’s chief forester in its 116-year history. And she dazzled Badgerland Girl Scouts when she met with them during Team Trees. Heather educated girls on all things trees including logging history, forest types, tree nurseries and the critical role trees play in Mother Nature. A fun part of the presentation was her inspiring story of becoming a forester and she surely inspired lots of Girl Scouts to consider forestry career paths.

Forester Heather also shared fun tree trivia. Want to test your knowledge? Let’s go!

How many did you get right? Did you learn something new? When girls participate in STEM activities she becomes more confident. She gets an increased understanding and appreciation of the importance of STEM in her life and recognizes that scientists and engineers work on things that make the world a better place.

So let’s get your girl involved in some upcoming STEM activities!

Elemental Ecotricity
PowerGIRLS unite to harness the power of the light, wind, and water to protect their ecosystems and tackle real climate change! Girls will meet sustainability experts, use their carbon footprint calculators to conduct field experiments, and get inspired to use resources wisely to make our world a better place.

Hatch Your Plan: Be a Product Designer!
Calling all Juniors who tinker! Do you love using ingenuity to innovate? Can you detect needs, then design solutions? Then bring your ideas and sketchpads to this fun two-part virtual workshop to earn your Product Designer badge!

Tinker Space: Pop Goes the Diesel!
Strap on your seat belts and get ready for a safe fun ride at The Tinker Space as we motor through Automotive Engineering! Subscribe to this month’s program pass to The Tinker Space – a place for a G.I.R.L. thinker to tinker! The Tinker Space is a virtual playground/co-working experience for Girl Scouts to focus, collaborate and create on month-long GSLE topics to earn badges and patches! 

STEAM Spectacular!
STEAM Spectacular! Join us every Monday in May when our experts conduct with you WOW demos and experiments with easily accessible items that will be sure to dazzle and amaze! Marvel at the wizadry of science, technology, engineering and math that YOU can do! Plus, we’ll provide resources and follow-up activities for you to honing your STEAM WOW skills!

Sisterhood of Spies: Gizmos & Gadgets Aplenty!
In this experience, we’ll explore the fascinating history of women in espionage with a focus on the technology of spying. You’ll be “trained” by the renowned International Spy Museum and get to test your spy skills and learn the tricks of the trade. Hear about the shadow world of spying and ask your questions.

Race for Renewability 
Compete in the month long Race for Renewability, to become a Climate Saving Triathlete! Girls and grownups will get creative for their climate, become useful users of refuse, and adapt with their favorite species to survive. Cross the virtual finish line to earn the United Nations Climate Change Challenge Badge and secure your spot on the leaders board of positive drivers of climate change in Badgerland!

For more than a century, Girl Scouts has been preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership. Today and always, we are committed to ensuring that all girls develop to their full potential and have equal access to and support in STEM education.

Lastly, take a moment to learn something new about trees!