Troop 1323 gave an excellent presentation on how to conserve energy and why!
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Troop 1183 is working with Trico to educate over 500 students at their school about saving energy and being more efficient! Whoa, that’s a lot of people! They will also be recording student’s “energy pledges” to measure how much energy these students will be saving because of the education they received.
WAY TO GO!
“On Wednesday September 9th at 6:30 pm our troop will be talking to a group of about 20 youths plus a few adults about the importance of conserving energy. As our “theme” is energy, we will make them aware how leaving on a simple night light, that’s not very big does make a difference. Also we will be passing out stickers and information for them to take home to their parents. The stickers will be to place by the light switches. At the end of the activity the youth will have time to ask the girls any questions pertaining to their project and energy saving ideas.”
Daisy Troop 2164 is thinking about doing a No Idle Zone policy at their school. That’s awesome!!
Met with Sarah from Tucson Botanical Gardens today and I think this will be a really great partnership! They have each Journey theme on their grounds, and encompass everything we are trying to do for Girl Scouts Forever Green! I look forward to all the great projects that we can do with them!
Also looking into helping plan an Earth Day event with Bookman’s at the Gardens so look for more information coming soon on that!
Our Troop’s project will be in conjunction with the Marana Food Bank Farm. We will be creating earthworks and basins to support a garden near their washing station, where there is a lot of water run-off from the wash sinks.
The girls can gain experience with creating earthworks to help the water flow in the direction towards the garden. The girls can also learn about digging a garden, supplementing the soil with beneficial nutrients, and also be able to plant some seedlings/seeds. We will be assisting in building water harvesting centers for the farm. We will be able to measure our success and how we made a difference by the amount of water that does not pool on the ground and instead sustains plant life.
We had our first conference call with GSUSA today about our Journey progress! They confirmed that they know the time line is short but as long as we get started on our Journeys, and have some sort of idea for the take action projects- we’re good. What a relief! I know everyone was really worried about that.
Have heard its been difficult doing the story section of the Journey books. Talked to Timalee and Debbie about it this afternoon and they thought wouldn’t it be cool to have a guest reader come and do the story part? Even if it is a parent or a librarian, etc. That might hold the girl’s attention a little more because it will be new and exciting. We also discussed it probably needs to be done in an interactive storybook type setting where you are asking lots of questions to keep them engaged during the story. Hope that helps anyone who is having this same problem!
Troop 1335 is thinking about building a green house for their school!! They’ve already learned how to make recycled paper, and they sprinkled seeds in the paper they made so that when they are done with it, they can plant the whole piece in the ground and it will grow flowers How cool is that!
We’ve also got Troops interested in planting community gardens! Looks like the big focus so far is on Green Space. That’s awesome!
I can’t wait to see what ideas come out of all of our other troops!