The Environmental Science workshop is designed to allow scouts to attain their Boy Scout merit badge through hands-on activities and exploration at the Michigan Science Center. Environmental Science prerequisites (those requirements not covered in the session activities listed below) must be completed before arriving at the Michigan Science Center and will be collected during check-in. Click here to register as a group or as an individual.
Activity sessions include:
- Ecology (3 – a1) – Scouts will experiment with how living things respond to changes in their environment.
- Air Pollution (3 – b3) – Scouts will learn the effects of air pollution and acid rain on the environment around us.
- Water Pollution (3 – c1) – Scouts will conduct an experiment to show how living things react to thermal pollution.
- Land Pollution (3 – d2) – Scouts will experiment and determine the effect of oil spills on land and on our watershed.
- Pollution Prevention, Resource Recovery, and Consecration (3 – f3) – Scouts will investigate the effects of packaging material on our environment and will test the breakdown of these materials.
- Pollination (3 – f1) – Scouts will explain the pollination process and explain the part played in the life of the hive by different bees.