Girl Scout Programs

Everything a Girl Scout does centers around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills and entrepreneurship, and is designed to meet her where she is now and to grow along with her. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is proud to offer a variety of Girl Scout programs for Daisies through Seniors that utilize our natural setting, live animal collection, public-access planetarium and highly trained staff. Our programs meet the Girl Scout Curriculum Standards and feature STEM education badges including space science and mechanical engineering.

Girl Scout Craft

Self-guided Backpacks

All-inclusive backpacks provide all the materials, instructions and activities necessary for your troop to complete a variety of natural science badges on your own. For a limited time, the Center will offer backpack rentals to complete at-home. Backpacks include all materials with the exception of writing utensils. Badges will be provided once the backpack is returned and backpacks will be cleaned after each use.

Please email scouts@lensc.org to schedule your backpack rental.

Eco Learner Backpack for Daisy Girl Scouts

Eco Learner Backpack

Daisy Girl Scouts

Learn what to take and what not to take on an adventure outdoors while you learn about being prepared. See what creatures live right next to the trail and learn why you should always stay on the trail. Finally play a game where you learn all about why you should trash your trash. Length: 1.5 hours

Hiker Backpack for Brownie Girl Souts

Hiker Backpack

Brownie Girl Scouts

Learn about hiking in the area and what gear you should bring on your trip. Practice observation skills and play hiking games. Please dress for the weather. Length: 1.5 hours

Pets Backpack for Brownie Girl Scouts

Pets Backpack

Brownie Girl Scouts

Play pet BINGO and learn how much space pets need in your home to be comfy. Learn how much it costs to feed a pet and play a smart pet owner game. Visit with some animals that could be considered pets, then make a cat or dog toy to take home. Length: 1.5 hours

Senses Backpack for Brownie Girl Scouts

Senses Backpack

Brownie Girl Scouts

Use all of your five senses during this fun after-noon! Play sight, sound, memory and smelly games. Take part in a taste test and differentiate sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. Learn about touch and how the visually impaired use their senses to read with braille. Length: 1.5 hours

Bugs Backpack Brownie GS web

Bugs Backpack

Brownie Girl Scouts

Buggy about bugs? Creepy crawlies don’t creep you out? This is for you, adventurous girl! Take a field trip to watch bugs at home and at work. Make a bug box and create a creepy, crawly craft. Length: 1.5 hours

Animal Habitats Backpack for Junior Girl Scouts

Animal Habitats Backpack

Junior Girl Scouts

Learn about animals native to our area and how parent animals take care of their babies. Explore endangered habitats across the globe and discover ways you can help the animals in your own backyard. Length: 1.5 hours

Detective Backpack for Junior Girl Scouts

Detective Backpack

Junior Girl Scouts

Take part in a brand new mystery: Code Crackers! Practice your powers of observation, work on decoding messages from around the world and uncover the strange world of fingerprints. Try your hand at fiber analysis and use your skills to crack the code and find the prize! Length: 1.5 hours


Upcoming Programs

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering pre-registered guided tours, pre-registered family planetarium programs and pre-scheduled wildlife intake appointments.Learn more
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