Christine teaching the Girl Scouts about spider crabs
Image by Christine Tordahl

Christine teaching the Girl Scouts about spider crabs

Girl Scouts at the Marine Center
Image by Christine Tordahl

Girl Scouts at the Marine Center

Spider crabs make everyone happy!
Image by Christine Tordahl

Spider crabs make everyone happy!

Girl Scouts group shot in the touch tank room
Image by Christine Tordahl

Girl Scouts group shot in the touch tank room

Girl Scouts Give Back to the Bays

Calling all Girl Scouts!

We invite you to get involved with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County's Back to the Bays Initiative! Our "Girl Scouts Give Back to the Bays" program offers scouts unique opportunities to learn about, and get involved with, the marine science-based research, restoration, and stewardship efforts of CCE's Marine Program, all while earning badges in an hands-on setting at our waterfront Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold. Programs are offered for Daisy through Ambassador level Girl Scouts. Advance registration is required for all programs. please contact Christine Tordahl at ct584@cornell.edu or (631) 852-8660 for more information or to register. 

Resource Rescuers!(Daisy Girl Scouts)$12/scout

Earn your Using Resources Wisely petal! Learn how pollution negatively impacts local marine life and how you can help. Then, earn your petal by competing in a recycling relay race and creating your own masterpiece using upcycled burlap from our Marine Meadows projects!

Wonders of Water(Brownie Girl Scouts) $12/scout

Brownie Girl Scouts will earn two Journey awards! Participate in a meet-and-greet of local marine life. Then, earn your “Love Water” and “Save Water” awards by taking a journey through the water cycle and becoming a stormwater superhero!

Marine Habitats(Junior Girl Scouts) $12/scout

Earn your Animal Habitats badge! Get up close and personal with local marine life, explore an interactive model of various land uses and learn how pollutants are carried to local waters and how local habitats help prevent pollution. Scouts will then learn how they can help our local bays and watersheds.

Marine Mammal Conservation(Cadette Girl Scouts) $12/scout

Earn your Animal Helpers badge by exploring the world of marine mammals and the threats impacting their populations. Experiment with a blubber glove and piece together a life-size whale replica!

Shark Anatomy and Dissection(Cadette,Senior & Ambassador Girl Scouts)$15/scout

Participate in an in-depth discussion of a shark’s anatomy and biology and learn how to identify its parts. Then, work in small teams to dissect a small species of shark. All necessary materials provided, but please dress to get messy!

Reservations required in advance of program date. Space is limited and programs will be filled on a first-come, first-served registration basis. Additional dates and times available upon request!

For more information, or to register, please contact Christine Tordahl at ct584@cornell.edu (631) 852-8660

Click here for the registration form and brochure.

Contact

Christine Tordahl
Marine Program Educator
ct584@cornell.edu
631-852-8660

Last updated October 20, 2016