Bug Out for Citizen Science! Girl Scout Cadette Think Like a Citizen Scientist Award Program

March 20, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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Bug Out for Citizen Science! Girl Scout Cadette Think Like a Citizen Scientist Award Program

A student performs a water chemistry test near a stream.
  • When: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 1–3:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Stroud Water Research Center (map below)
  • Cost: $9 per youth participant. FREE for adults. Youth cost includes Think Like a Citizen Scientist Award Badge (patch mailed by GSEP following your program) and Stroud Center Education Programs Fun Patch (patch provided the day of your program).
  • Program audience: Girl Scout Cadettes (6th-8th grade) Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! Other 6th-8th grade girls are welcome to register; they just have to follow instructions on the link below to register as a member in Volunteer Systems. 

Registration is required!

Girl Scout Cadette Think Like a Scientist Journey patch.

Ever wonder what a wriggling stream bug or a water chemistry experiment can tell you about stream health? Local girls and Girl Scout Cadettes (6th-8th grade), get your boots wet for a middle-school-level citizen science stream study at Stroud Water Research Center! Explore stream habitats studied year-round by real scientists, conduct water chemistry experiments, and discover the creek critters who spend their lives underwater. Then, help the experts put the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in “stream” by analyzing water-quality data and learning how YOU can be a super stream steward! 

Stroud Center education activity patch

Please note that the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Award is just one of two requirements for the Think Like a Citizen Scientist STEM Journey; to earn the full journey, Girl Scouts are encouraged to complete a Take Action project independent of the Stroud Center at home or with their troop. All participating Scouts will receive a unique Stroud Center Education Programs Fun Patch.  

This program is subject to change based on COVID-19 and is occurring in person with rigorous safety protocols. Cloth face masks are REQUIRED for all youth and adults. Participants of all ages must follow COVID-19 safety guidelines provided prior to their program and sign a COVID-19 liability waiver. Participants should wear comfortable layers for this entirely outdoor program, but stream boots will be provided. Individual girls must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Questions? Please contact Mandy Nix, watershed education specialist, at

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Stroud Water Research Center

970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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