Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. Many events and programs provide learning experiences and resources to fulfill badge requirements.
- Educational Events - Set up a scout booth at an event and create your own scavenger hunts to help the scouts learn about the topic. If you are interested in setting up a scout booth with a scavenger hunt at a museum event, please contact Kari.Wouk@naturalsciences.org
- Nature Research Center : Visit one of the guided learning areas
- The Naturalist Center - Explore an extensive hands-on collection of specimens including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, insects, plants, fossils, minerals and more.
- There are 3 learning labs with a different focus in the Nature Research Center.
- Offsite-Outreach Programs - Programs can be presented at group meetings. The majority of these offsite topics focus on the biology and life history of different animals, including DNA and scientific measurements.
- Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Visit the museum’s offsite field station
- Open Minds: Teen Science Café - On the First Friday of every month from October – April, middle and high school youth are invited to hear a scientist speak about his or her research, do a hands-on activity related to the topic, ask the scientist questions, and meet other teens who enjoy science. This is a great opportunity to meet experts from a variety of scientific disciplines.