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Bring math on your next outdoor adventure with the Math in Nature Badges!

There’s a common misconception that math is an indoor activity. When asked to describe a mathematician, many of us picture a person huddled over a giant blackboard inside a classroom solving complex equations full of numbers and odd symbols. But in reality, math is all around us all the time! And many mathematicians find inspiration (and the roots of their mathematical concepts) by observing nature. To spotlight that connection between the great outdoors and the M in STEM (Science,  ...

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17 Badges and Journeys to Explore and Protect the Planet

If we know one thing that Girl Scouts love, its the outdoors! As Girl Scouts, we promise to make the world a better place, and one way we can do so is by protecting and preserving nature. The Global Action Award encourages girls to explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by world leaders in 2015. The 2021 focus of the Global Action Award is Goal #13, climate action. We have compiled a list of 17 Girl Scout badges and Journeys to help girls explore nature, environmental stewardship,  ...

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Global Action: Girl Scouts Tackle Climate Change

As Girl Scouts, we work to take action in serving our communities and making the world a better place. The Global Action Award encourages Girl Scouts to do just that by exploring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015 by global leaders worldwide. These Global Goals work toward a more sustainable development in three key areas: economic, social and environment. Each year Girl Scouts focus on a different goal for the Global Action Award, and this year we are taking on Goal 13:  ...

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7 Ways to Help Bats This Earth Day

By Dr. Kristen Lear Photo by Jonathan Alonzo at Bat Conservation International Earth Day is a great time to celebrate the wildlife around us. Let’s celebrate an often-misunderstood animal: bats! Bats are the only flying mammal, and contrary to popular belief are not rodents. Bats are critical part of ecosystems around the world and also support our economies and everyday lives by controlling pest insects and protecting our agricultural crops, pollinating plants, and bringing us some of our  ...

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