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Service Unit Event Planner Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley Information for Girl Scout Volunteers

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									                           Service Unit Event Planner
                                   Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley

Information for Girl Scout Volunteers                                                                              2006


 Top Five Reasons                Girl-Approved Ideas for Service Unit Events
      to Plan a
 Service Unit Event        Service Units can plan a fun event to encourage active and
                           continued participation in Girl Scouting. Events can also be held
1. Service Unit events     to involve and connect with Girl Scout families or as an
   create a stronger       opportunity for registered Girl Scouts to “bring-a-friend” and
   community               invite a non-registered girl to explore new things and meet other
   presence.               Girl Scouts.
2. Service Unit events
   create a stronger       Always start planning an event by asking the girls want they
   connection with Girl    would like to do. Girl-approved suggestions include:
   Scout families.
3. Girls enjoy meeting     •   Artistic workshops to learn pottery, basket weaving, knitting,
   other Girl Scouts           or sewing
   from their local        •   Bus trip to Adventureland or Great America on Girl Scout Day
   neighborhood and
   surrounding areas.      •   Camping at Camp Conestoga in the spring or fall
4. Teen Girl Scouts
                           •   Carnival Day with a ring toss, fishing game, duck pond, and ball throw
   can become leaders
   and role models         •   Craft/SWAP Day with several different craft/SWAP projects
   while completing
   requirements toward     •   Family dinner or picnic to thank families for their support during the past year and
   leadership and              present the Family Partnership Appeal campaign
   service awards.         •   Overnight lock-in at the local recreation center or high school with a GirlSports
5. Service Unit events         sports sampler or board game tournament
   are fun!
                           •   Swimming and pizza party at the local pool or water park


Questions? Comments?
Contact the Girl Scout
office nearest you.                     Join the Fun as an Event Coordinator
Rock Island Office         Have you considered becoming an Event Coordinator for your Service Unit? The
2011 Second Ave            purpose of the Event Coordinator position is to train, coordinate, and support other
Rock Island, IL 61201      adults planning event for the Service Unit and troops. The Event Coordinator attends
800-798-0833
                           Service Unit meetings and mentors event planning committee members and troop
                           leaders who are planning events, often advising them in the areas of girl planning and
Cedar Rapids Office
                           partnership, as well as national and council safety standards, procedures, and
680 2nd Street SE
                           practices. The Event Coordinator is appointed by the Regional Manager for one year
Suite 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401     and reports to the Service Unit Director. If this sounds like fun to you, contact your
800-568-7077               Regional Manager or Service Unit Director for more information.

www.gsmv.org
 Resources for Planning
   a Successful Event                  The “Ultimate” Event Planning Checklist
FORMS                         8 TO 12 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
(available at www.gsmv.org    □ Survey the intended audience (girls, adults, etc.) to see what they want to do.
or on the GSMV volunteer         Using the suggestions gathered, choose a purpose and/or theme for the event.
resource CD)
                                 Review Safety-Wise for related standards and guidelines.
• Accident Report Form        □ Form a committee to plan the event. Possible members can include: a
• Activity Permission            chairperson, treasurer, event registrar (accepts registrations), media coordinator,
    Form
                                 event recruiter (recruits event volunteers.) Decide the responsibilities of each
• Adult Health History for
                                 person in the group.
    Events
                              □ Select three possible dates that don’t interfere with religious or national holidays,
• Event Participation
    Agreement
                                 community events, and activities that may impact on participation, such as council-
• Event/Trip Planning            wide Girl Scout events. Will a rain/snow date be needed?
    Packet                    □ Make a list of possible facilities/locations. Reserve a facility for chosen date. The
• Girl Health History for        facility must meet all criteria for a meeting place; review Safety-Wise (pages 72
    Events                       and 140) for related standards and guidelines. Determine the maximum number of
• Health Exam Record             participants allowed. (This is usually determined by the facility’s capacity).
    for Events                □ Plan the specific activities for event. Will people with specific experience/skills or
• Individual Event               specialized training be needed? If the first choice is not available, what is the
    Registration Form            secondary plan? Will there need to be special arrangements for girls with special
• Sensitive Issues               needs?
    Activity Permission       □ Determine event details, such as: who is eligible to attend, when are the start and
    Form                         end times, will additional adults be needed, how will troops and/or individuals
• Troop Event                    register, when is the registration deadline, and which phone number should
    Registration Form            leaders/parents call for questions.
                              □ Plan the specific menu for event. Choose a caterer or other food source. Will there
RESOURCES                        need to be special arrangements for participants with dietary restrictions?
• Camp Conestoga Site         □ Plan a publicity strategy. How will this event be advertised? Will a flyer be needed?
   Use & Activity                If so, who will design, print, and distribute the flyer?
   Reservation
                              □ Create a budget for the event. Include the cost of administrative fees, food, facility
   Information Packet
                                 rental, materials, awards, etc. Determine cost of event for each participant.
• Leader’s Digest
                                 Determine minimum number of participants needed to hold the event.
• Outdoor Education in
                              □ Is additional fundraising necessary? If money-earning and/or solicitation of
   Girl Scouting
                                 donations will be necessary, contact the council Director of Development for
• Program Resource
   Packets
                                 guidelines. Review Safety-Wise for related standards and guidelines.
• Safety-Wise                 □ Set another meeting.
• Volunteer Resource
   Guide                      6 TO 7 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
                              □ Obtain a Certificate of Liability Insurance for the site and service providers naming
TRAINING                         Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley as additionally insured. Contact the council
• Enrichment Workshops           Director of Finance to obtain a Certificate of Liability Insurance for the contracted
• Exploring Outdoors             business, if requested.
• First Aid & CPR—refer       □ Develop a crisis management plan. Plan for an emergency (such as a tornado,
   to Safety-Wise for            snow storm, fire, etc.) How will participants be notified if the event is postponed?
   approved courses and          Who is responsible for bringing a first aid kit to the event? Will additional first aid
   sponsoring agencies           supplies need to be purchased? What type of first aid certification is needed?
• Moving Out                     Review Safety-Wise for related standards and guidelines.
• Outdoor Adventure           □ Notify the local fire and police departments of the event details. (Some towns
• Specialized Activities—        require a uniformed firefighter and/or police officer to be present for events with a
   refer to Safety-Wise for      group over a specific number of people).
   activity guidelines and    □ If food will be sold at the event, check with the county Board/Department of Health
   approved courses and          for local food handler regulations.
   sponsoring agencies
                              4 TO 5 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
                              □ Review the event schedule and activities. Make a list of the materials needed to be
                                 purchased. Decide on how facility will be set up – chairs, tables, decorations, food,
                                 first aid station, parking. Brainstorm possible problems and implement changes.
    Tips for Events Using          □ Make a list of tasks that can be completed by volunteers. Recruit teen Girl Scouts,
     Bus Transportation              leaders, and parents to volunteer during the event.
                                   □ Complete and submit the Event/Trip Planning Packet. If needed, contact the
•    Assign a bus captain            Director of Finance to purchase insurance for non-Girl Scout participants and/or the
     for each bus. Provide
                                     council Adult Development Manager for a listing of upcoming training opportunities.
     each bus captain with
     a copy of the Girl Scout        Print copies of the required health and safety forms—including the Accident Report
     Bus Trip Captain                Form—available at www.gsmv.org or on the GSMV volunteer resource CD.
     position description.         □ If a signed contract is required, submit it to the Girl Scout office for approval by the
                                     council CEO.
•    Provide a first aid kit for   □ Secure resource people and/or speakers. Confirm the event details (date, time,
     each bus captain.               location.)
                                   □ Confirm the location reservation. Who will open and close the facility? Is special
•    Assign all participants         equipment available on-site or will it need to be rented?
     to a specific bus,            □ Determine the award links, based upon the planned activities. Order official Girl
     based on bus                    Scout awards or custom participation patches, if needed.
     capacities. Provide a         □ Check the event budget and make any needed changes.
     list of participants for
                                   □ Set another meeting.
     each bus captain.

•    Confirm bus pick-up           2 TO 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT
     time(s) and place(s)          □ Confirm that all committee members have begun to finalize their responsibilities.
     and anticipated drop-         □ Confirm the total number of people expected to attend.
     off time(s) and place(s)      □ Make final plans for event activities. Purchase any materials needed for event.
     with the bus company.         □ Order food from the caterer or other food supplier.
     Notify all participants of    □ Develop a comprehensive check-in procedure.
     this information.             □ Design an evaluation form for participants.
                                   □ Check the event budget and make any needed changes.
•    Confirm the bus               □ Set another meeting.
     company’s policy on
     food and beverages on
                                   1 WEEK PRIOR TO EVENT
     the bus. Notify all
     participants of this          □ Secure a cash advance from the treasurer or make out checks to pay bills due on
     information.                     the day of event.
                                   □ Confirm that all non-perishable materials needed for event have been purchased.
•    Develop a                     □ Confirm the resource people and/or speakers.
     communication plan in         □ Confirm the total number of people expected to attend with the caterer or food
     case the bus is                  supplier.
     delayed. Notify all           □ Send out a press release for the event.
     participants of this          □ Check the event budget and make any needed changes.
     information. Provide          □ Set another meeting.
     leaders/parents with a
     phone number that
     they can call if they are     DAY OF EVENT
     delayed.                      □ Buy any perishable supplies.
                                   □ Arrive early to set up for the event.
                                   □ Review the crisis management plan with all event volunteers.
                                   □ If members of the press are expected, assign someone to great and escort them
                                      so that questions can be quickly and easily answered and the best story can be
                                      presented to the public.
                                   □ Have fun! Take photos of the participants during the activities.
                                   □ Have the participants evaluate program at conclusion of activity. Provide pencils, if
                                      needed.
                                   □ Thank the volunteers and resource people and/or speakers.
                                   □ Set a final meeting to go over evaluations, complete follow-up plans, and celebrate
                                      a great event!

                                   1 TO 2 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT
                                   □ Meet with the committee members to review the participants’ evaluations, evaluate
                                      the event, and make recommendations for improving future events.
                                   □ Send thank-you notes to all donors, resource people and/or speakers, volunteers,
                                      and facility staff.
                                   □ Pay all outstanding bills. Create a final budget report and an event summary and
                                      file for future reference.
ADD YOUR OWN                Tips for Scheduling a Successful Event
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                   •   Load-in of supplies and set-up at the facility should start at least 90 minutes before
                       the event is scheduled to begin and should be completed at least 30 minutes
                       before the event is scheduled to begin.
                   •   Participants often start arriving approximately 30 minutes before the event is
                       scheduled to begin. This is a good time to begin check-in, so the event can start on
                       time. Plan for a simple activity to be offered—such as songs or “ice-breaker”
                       games—while the participants wait for the event to begin.
                   •   Allow 5 to 10 minutes at the beginning of the event for late check-in, opening
                       activities—such as a flag ceremony and/or recitation of the Girl Scout Promise,
                       introductions, and announcements.
                   •   Allow enough time during the event for a snack/bathroom break. One minute per
                       person is a general guideline. (i.e.: a group of 15 = 15 minute break)
                   •   If planning an event with a “wide game” or “round-robin” format, allow enough time
                       for groups to move to the next activity station. This also allows time for the activity
                       facilitators to clean up from the last group and prepare for the next group.
                   •   Whenever possible, alternate active, hands-on activities with more stationary
                       activities, such as presentations or craft projects.
                   •   Allow 10 to 15 minutes at the end of the event for evaluations, final
                       announcements, thank-you’s, and closing activities—such as a flag ceremony or
                       sharing of projects.
                   •   Allow approximately 45 minutes for clean-up and load-out of supplies after the
                       event.



                       Create Your Own Service Unit Event Schedule
                   START TIME FOR LOAD-IN AND SET-UP: __________ AM PM
                   START TIME FOR CHECK-IN: __________ AM PM
                   START TIME FOR EVENT: __________ AM PM


                   EVENT SCHEDULE:
                       •   START TIME FOR OPENING ACTIVITIES: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR ACTIVITY 1: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR ACTIVITY 2: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR ACTIVITY 3: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR ACTIVITY 4: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR ACTIVITY 5: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR SNACK AND BREAK: __________ AM PM
                       •   START TIME FOR CLOSING ACTIVITIES: __________ AM PM


                   END TIME FOR EVENT: __________ AM PM
                   END TIME FOR CLEAN-UP AND LOAD-OUT: __________ AM PM
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                             Girl Scout Special Days and Traditions

                                          Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday
                                                    (October 31)

                   PURPOSE: To learn about and remember the founder of Girl Scouting in the USA,
                   Juliette Gordon Low. This day is also known as Founder’s Day.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Birthday party with fall or Halloween theme
                     • Community-wide service project
                     • Juliette Low World Friendship GSMV council patch workshop
                     • “Meet Juliette” event with activities from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Age-level Leader’s Guides and Handbooks
                     • GSMV Council Patch Booklet
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Daisy Flower Power; Girl Scouting Around
                         the World; What’s Next
                     • Girl Scouts of the USA web site: www.girlscouts.org
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com




                                                 World Thinking Day
                                                   (February 22)

                   PURPOSE: To celebrate international friendship and world peace and to learn about
                   Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in other countries.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • “Around the World in 80 minutes” event with international songs, stories, and
                         games
                     • International food tasting festival
                     • Juliette Low World Friendship GSMV council patch workshop
                     • Presentations and demonstrations from people who have traveled to or hosted
                         people from other countries

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Age-level Leader’s Guides and Handbooks
                     • GSMV Council Patch Booklet
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Girl Scouting Around the World; People
                         Near and Far; Sing Me a Song, Tell Me a Tale; What’s Next
                     • Girl Scouts of the USA web site: www.girlscouts.org
                     • Let’s Celebrate!
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com
                     • World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts web site: www.wagggs.org
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                                                 Girl Scout Birthday
                                                      (March 12)

                   PURPOSE: To celebrate the birthday of Girl Scouting in the USA, which began on
                   March 12, 1912. Girl Scout Week begins on the Sunday prior to March 12 and ends on
                   the Saturday following March 12.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Art workshops to design Girl Scout posters or mural (on butcher paper) for
                         display at local school or business(es) during Girl Scout Week
                     • Community-wide service projects to celebrate Girl Scout Week: Sunday—Girl
                         Scout Sunday, Monday—Citizenship and Patriotism Day, Tuesday—Health and
                         Safety Day, Wednesday—International Friendship and Cultural Diversity Day,
                         Thursday—Arts Day, Friday—Out-of-Doors Day, Saturday—Girl Scout Sabbath
                     • “Girl Scout Movie Night” event to view The Golden Eaglet and Troop Beverly
                         Hills
                     • “Girl Scouting Through the Years” event with activities from past Girl Scout
                         handbooks

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Age-level Leader’s Guides and Handbooks
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Daisy Flower Power; Girl Scouting Around
                         the World; What’s Next
                     • Girl Scouts of the USA web site: www.girlscouts.org
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com




                                              Girl Scout Leader’s Day
                                                     (April 22)

                   PURPOSE: To recognize and thank adult Girl Scouts for their efforts as volunteers.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Holiday shopping trip to outlet mall or shopping district in large city for adult
                         volunteers
                     • Leader-daughter workshops, such as flower arranging, jewelry-making, knitting,
                         photography, or scrap booking
                     • Overnight camping event for adult volunteers
                     • Trip to an amusement or water park for volunteers and their families

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Age-level Leader’s Guides and Handbooks
                     • Girl Scouts of the USA web site: www.girlscouts.org
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                                                 Bridging Ceremony

                   PURPOSE: To welcome girls in to the next level of Girl Scouting.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • “Bake a Batch of Brownies” ceremony for bridging Daisy Girl Scouts
                     • “Leaving the Nest” fly-up ceremony for bridging Brownie Girl Scouts
                     • “The Twelve Candles of Girl Scouting” for bridging Senior Girl Scouts and
                         graduating STUDIO 2B members
                     • “Take My Hand” ceremony for multiple levels of bridging Girl Scouts

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Age-level Leader’s Guides and Handbooks
                     • GSMV Bridging Booklet
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packet: What’s Next
                     • Let’s Celebrate!
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com




                                                   Court of Awards

                   PURPOSE: To recognize and honor girls who have accomplished something, such as
                   completing a service project or earning awards. Court of Awards may be combined
                   with a bridging ceremony when the girls are ready to bridge to the next level of Girl
                   Scouting.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Family potluck dinner with presentations from the troops related to the activities
                         they have done as Girl Scouts
                     • Ice cream social with Girl Scout songs and lawn games
                     • Medieval/royalty-themed event with castle decorations and crowns for the girls
                     • Summer picnic at local park, arboretum, or botanical gardens

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Let’s Celebrate!
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                                                   Girl Scouts’ Own

                   PURPOSE: To allow girls to express their thoughts and feelings on chosen topic
                   through a girl-planned program or ceremony.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • “Courage, Confidence, and Character” program for Girl Scout Birthday (March
                         12)
                     • Environmental program for Earth Day (April 22) or the changing seasons
                     • Patriotic program for Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Flag Day (June 14),
                         Independence Day (July 4), Patriot Day (September 11), or Veterans’ Day
                         (November 11)
                     • “Women of Courage” program for Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday (October 31)
                         or Women’s History Month (February)

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Let’s Celebrate!
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com




                                          Investiture and/or Rededication

                   PURPOSE: To welcome girls into Girl Scouting for the first time and help returning Girl
                   Scouts think about the meaning of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • “Girl Scout Ways” event with activities related to each part of the Girl Scout Law
                     • “Secret Sisters” pen pal network between troops with a celebration lock-in
                     • “Welcome to Girl Scouts” ice cream social or swimming party in the fall
                     • “What Girl Scouting Means to Me” poster, poem, or essay contest with pizza
                         party for all participants

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Age-level Leader’s Guides and Handbooks
                     • Let’s Celebrate!
                     • Scouting Web web site: www.scoutingweb.com
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                                 More Ideas for Service Unit Events

                                              Environmental Education

                   PURPOSE: To develop an interest in activities and careers related to environmental
                   education, conversation, and wildlife care.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Community-service projects related to the environment and conservation during
                         Environmental Education Week – the week prior to Earth Day (April 22)
                     • Day trips and overnight camping at Camp Conestoga or at a local park
                     • Get with the Land GSUSA patch project in partnership with federal natural
                         resource agencies
                     • Water Drop GSUSA patch workshops

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Earth Day web site: www.earthday.gov
                     • Fun and Easy Activities—Nature and Science
                     • Fun and Easy Nature and Science Investigations
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Animals; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Natural
                         Artist; Prairie Girls; Winter Olympics
                     • Girl Scouts of the USA web site: www.girlscouts.org
                     • Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting
                     • STUDIO 2B Focus Books: Makin’ Waves, Parks Matter




                                                   Financial Literacy

                   PURPOSE: To develop an interest in activities and careers related to financial literacy,
                   entrepreneurship, and personal finance skills.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Finance skills event using The Penny Project and/or CentsAbility
                     • Scavenger hunt event at local mall or downtown shops to comparison shop and
                         learn about customer service
                     • Service Unit Cookie Rally event to learn about safe selling, setting goals, and
                         customer service during the annual Cookie Sale Program
                     • Tours of family-owned businesses, banks, and/or business schools

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • ABC Bakers web site: www.girlscoutscookiesabc.com
                     • CentsAbility
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packet: Money Madne$$
                     • The Penny Project
                     • STUDIO 2B Focus Books: Cashin’ In, Got Money?, Mind Your Own Business,
                         On the Money
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                                      “He & Me” and “She & Me” Activities

                   PURPOSE: To build relationships between girls and a special male role model (father,
                   brother, uncle, grandfather, or other male adult) or a special female role model
                   (mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, or other female adult.)

                   “HE & ME” ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Car care event
                     • Fishing event at local lake
                     • “He & Me at the Tee” golf skills event
                     • “Powder Puff Derby” event with model cars built by father-daughter teams
                     • “Snowflake Ball” dance

                   “SHE & ME” ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                      • “Afternoon Tea Party” at a local park with tea, lemonade, finger sandwiches,
                         and cupcakes
                      • Bead jewelry-making workshops
                      • Scrap booking event
                      • “Spa Day” with home-made soaps and beauty products

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Family Fun magazine web site: www.familyfun.com
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Family and Friends; Family Fun Night
                     • Talk About It! Family Fun for Girls Ages 8-11




                                                 Health and Wellness

                   PURPOSE: To develop an interest in habits, activities, and careers related to health,
                   wellness, and fitness.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Community-wide volkssports event
                     • GirlSports sports sampler day
                     • Healthy cooking and nutrition workshop
                     • shape UP! GSUSA patch workshop

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • American Volkssport Association web site: www.ava.org
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Buddies and Pals; Family and Friends;
                         Forever Friends; Important Choices; Winter Olympics
                     • Girl Scouts of the USA web site: www.girlscouts.org
                     • Girls’ Health web site: www.girlshealth.gov
                     • GirlSports Basics kit
                     • GirlSports Fun & Fit Activity Guide
                     • Girl Scouts Against Smoking booklet series
                     • In the Zone: Living Drug Free booklet series
                     • Let’s Play! Games for Girls Ages 5-11
                     • Staying Safe book series
                     • STUDIO 2B Focus Books: Don’t Sweat It!, Looking In, Reaching Out, On Track
ADD YOUR OWN
IDEAS AND NOTES:
                                                         Literacy

                   PURPOSE: To develop an interest in activities and careers related to literacy and
                   writing.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • Book exchange event to trade books and/or donate them to a library, school,
                         day care center, children’s hospital, or domestic violence shelter
                     • “Book of the Month” club event to read various stories and participate in
                         activities related to the story/theme
                     • Family reading night to share favorite childhood stories
                     • Folk tale event to learn about stories from other countries/cultures

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Follow the Reader booklet series
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Kool Kreations; Sing Me a Song, Tell Me a
                         Tale
                     • STUDIO 2B Focus Books: Express It!, Write Now




                                 Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology
                                                   (STEM)

                   PURPOSE: To develop an interest in activities and careers related to science, math,
                   engineering, and technology.

                   ACTIVITY IDEAS:
                     • “CSI: Cool Science Investigations” event with science and math puzzler
                         activities
                     • “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event during Engineer Week (week of
                         February 22)
                     • “Mission: Space” event to celebrate Space Day (first Thursday in May)
                     • “Powder Puff Derby” event with model cars built by father-daughter teams

                   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
                     • Engineer Week web site: www.eweek.org
                     • GSMV Program Resource Packets: Earth, Wind, and Fire; Kool Kreations;
                         Science Phenomenon; Snow Day
                     • Girls Go Tech web site: www.girlsgotech.org
                     • Scoutorama web site: www.scoutorama.com/derby
                     • Space Day web site: www.spaceday.org
                     • ZOOM by PBS web site: www.pbskids.org/zoom

								
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