GIRL SCOUT BADGE PROGRAMS
The Science Museum of Long Island offers great experiences for scout troops with programs designed to meet the Girl Scout Badge requirements. See a list of the programs we offer below.
5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey
Earn the Birdbath Award through live animal encounters with our amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Learn where the animals live, what they eat, and how to care for them.
Math in Nature 1: Shapes in Nature
Shapes are everywhere in nature. Look for them in the preserve and create art based on the shapes you find!
Math in Nature 2: Numbers in Nature
Shadows can help you figure out how big something is. We’ll look for shadows before sorting natural objects and creating our own units of measurement!
Math in Nature 3: Design with Nature
How many and where? Survey the preserve as you look for animals and make a map of where you saw them.
Outdoor Art Maker
Look in nature and you’ll see plenty of pretty colors, listen and you’ll hear the sounds. Then create art based on what you saw and heard.
Learn to help nature, keep living things safe and protect nature from trash in this enlightening badge about Mother Nature.
Daisy Trail Adventure
Head off into the woods, to the beach or by the pond… Time to pick an outdoor adventure, prepare and get out there!
Space Science: Explorer
Time to look up and wonder. Learn about the moon, sun, and stars in this badge!
WOW! Wonders of Water Journey
Learn about water and why it is important. Explore ways to keep water clean and take an incredible journey through the water cycle. Then head down to our beach and discover the animals that make it their home.
Experiment with science using household materials. Create slime, learn about density, and explore exciting chemical reactions!
Get ready to set out on an outdoor adventure! Learn about what supplies are important, prepare a snack, and journey through our 36-acre preserve.
Get up close with our live animals and learn what they need to survive. Investigate different types of pets and their needs before helping us take care of some of the animals at SMLI!
Learn the difference between insects and spiders as you get up close to our live hissing cockroaches and tarantula. Go on a bug hunt and set up a terrarium to keep a specimen you find!
Math in Nature 1: Shapes in Nature
Track natural objects, graph them and learn what a ‘tessellation’ is in this look at Math in Nature!
Mechanical Engineering: Fling Flyer
Learn about forces affecting flight, then design and build a Fling Flyer!
Mechanical Engineering: Leap Bot
Why does a spring, spring? How can you use one to create a robot? Time to build and test to find out why!
Playing outside, as a badge? Yes, it’s really possible, all while exploring Nature and learning a new camp skill!
Robotics - 2 hour program
Robots imitate nature! Learn about their parts, then design and create your own prototype robot. (Connects to Brownie
Robotics Badge 1: Programming Robots & Badge 2: Designing Robots. Not all steps are covered.) Add. $25 material fee.
Space Science Adventurer
The stars look beautiful, don’t they? Learn about them, planets and our closest celestial neighbor, the moon, in this star-filled badge.
Space Science Investigator
Explore the science that extends past our atmosphere. Find out just how far apart the planets in our solar system are, just how old you would be if you lived on Saturn instead of earth, and create your own starfinder to explore the night sky at home.
Channel your inner forensic scientists as you and your fellow scouts work together to collect evidence, analyze results and solve the mysterious case of a missing artifact at SMLI.
Balloon Car Design Challenge (2 hour program)
Can you design a car powered by just a balloon? Learn about the physics of air pressure, drag and friction to help you design the best car possible. Please note: additional $35 materials fee
Junior Trail Adventure
You never know what you'll discover in the outdoors. Plan out an adventure along the Leeds Pond Preserve trails, find out just what you should pack for the journey, and enjoy!
Let's turn those thumbs green! Explore the world of gardening, discovering how you can grow your own food, make your backyard the perfect place for local birds, and care for our planet.
Geocaching is the ultimate treasure hunt! Learn how through using GPS coordinates and great observation skills, you can hunt for geocaches all around the world! Create your own trade items to swap with fellow girl scouts from all over the island.
Meet SMLI's live animals, exploring their unique adaptations that make them suited for certain habitats and not others. Fine out where they live, how they play, and how you can help protect their habitats!
Learn about the stars, planets, and constellations in our portable STARLAB planetarium. Meet one of the museum's nocturnal animals and learn how they adapt to the dark.
Discover the fascinating science of trees and how we are connected to them, then make your own tree project to take home!
Space Science Researcher
There’s light you can’t see when you look into space! Expand your vision and help conserve the night sky.
Cadette Trail Adventure
What’s your outdoor adventure plan? Plan where and when, prep your gear and friends and get out there!
Where are you going? Get yourself and team ready, create your menu and learn some trailblazing know-how!
How can you make a minimal impact while on a trek? Plan your trek, practice eco skills and make a difference while on, and after, your trek.
Space Science Expert
Learn what you're made of how brilliant stars are, how you look back in time when you look into space and see the light the darkness of space!