|Matt Bennett getting the tiny town ready for impending doom.|
Then the girls used spray bottles to simulate rain and we watched as they brought what must have equated to a cat 3 hurricane to the tiny plastic town. They all seemed to enjoy watching/making the dog poop flow down to the storm drains.
While this was going on, Bennett was teaching them about storm drains and the value keeping trash (and other nasty things... ie dog poop) from getting in the runoff that ends up in the drains. Once the classwork was complete, the troop headed outside to do the fieldwork.
|Matt Bennett and Julianna at the first drain.|
|Here you see Shelby prepping another warning disk with adhesive.|
|Rowan is putting the protective gloves on.|
I asked troop leader Connie Nader how they came up with this idea for their Bronze Award.
To earn a Bronze Award the girls have to do what is called a 'journey' first and their journey involves studying the environment. Then they did their animal habitats badge and that involves studying what's happening in the Gulf of Mexico and water pollution. Bridgette Moore was nice enough to let the girls interview her and to pick her brain, and this came up as a possibility. Then the troop voted yes this is definitely what they wanted to do.
After this they have to write a report of the process and what they did. Then they will have earned their Bronze Award. Which is the highest award that a junior girl scout can earn.
|Back row (L-R) Noelani Tupua, Connie Nader, Bridgette Moore, Matt Bennett.|
Front row (L-R) Alyssa C., Morgan, Melokia, Rowan, Shelby, Julianna, Leah and Lindsay.
Not in this photo include Allyssa L. and Allison.
Way to go troop! It's good to see the future generation of leaders learning to care for our environment from an early age.
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