Girl Scouts

River Explorer (virtual) – September 26

Activate your inner explorer by learning about the St. Johns River Ecosystem. Scouts will participate in a mini-ecosystem lesson and discover the importance of a healthy food chain to visually understand that you are what you eat. Hands-on activities delivered to your home will include owl pellets for dissection for the younger Scouts while older Scouts will race to see who the most efficient feeder is. Discuss river issues and how humans can positively and negatively impact the health of the ecosystem.

Register online through Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, space is limited. Cost includes supplies; a box will be mailed to participants prior to the program.

River Scientist (In-Person, Location pending) – October 24

Become a RIVER SCIENTIST. Scouts will participate in a water quality lesson and discover the importance of a healthy aquatic habitat through biomagnification. Hands-on activities will include salinity testing for the younger Scouts while older Scouts will test a variety of water quality parameters. Discuss river issues and how humans can positively and negatively impact the health of the river’s ecosystem. Prior to this program, please familiarize yourself with St. Johns Riverkeeper by visiting our website www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org. Be sure to watch ‘Introduction to the St. Johns River’ videos to learn about your River and complete the ‘Scientific Monitoring’ document to get started with studying the health of the St. Johns River.

Daisy, Brownies, Juniors – Please watch the Salinity video prior to the program

Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors – Please watch the Water Quality videos prior to the program. *Please note, the equipment in the videos might be different than what you will see during the program..

Register online through Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, space is limited..

River Advocate- TBA

Register online through Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, space is limited. Cost includes supplies; a box will be mailed to participants prior to the program.

Introduction to the St. Johns River

Scientific Monitoring Data Sheet