Applications are Open for Girl Scouts Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp 2019

Applications are Open for Girl Scouts Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp 2019

Girl Scout Astronomy Destination Camp Has Been Filled.  Watch for the application announcement next year.

Girl Scouts looking through telescopes. credit: Justin Hartney

Last summer, the SETI Institute developed the Girl Scouts Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp at Pine Mountain Observatory in Oregon as part of the NASA-funded program, Girl Scout Stars. The camp program included space science activities led by Pamela Harman, Acting Director of Education at the SETI Institute, camp maintenance, hiking, badge skills and observing objects through telescopes.

 

In 2019, SETI Institute will again join the Girl Scouts for Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp. Girl Scouts who will be at least 15 years old at the start of camp and are still in high school are encouraged to apply here . The application deadline is February 15, 2019 and space is limited.

“I am looking forward to the 2019 Destination Camp,” said Harman. “The camp is an extraordinary STEM learning experience for Girl Scouts at an observatory with incredible skies.”

The SETI Institute’s Girl Scouts Stars program is designed to foster girls’ interest in STEM through space science. In addition to the Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp, the SETI Institute is developing space science badges for each of the six levels of Girl Scouts, for girls ages 5-18. In August 2018 the first three badges, for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors were released and already more than 3,000 girls are working to earn their badges. In 2019, the next three badges will be introduced, for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girl Scout Stars also includes train-the-trainer workshops for girls and volunteers. Partners in Girl Scout Stars include University of Arizona, ARIES Scientific, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and Girl Scouts of Northern California.