Event features evening of workshops, tabletop activities and demonstrations

Detroit, Mich., March 21, 2022– Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSM) are invited to explore science during a special event at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci). MiSci and BASF Corporation will present “Kaleidoscope of Science” Saturday, April 2 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the museum. The event will feature an evening of workshops, tabletop activities, take-home projects and demonstrations and is open to a range of Girl Scout levels, including pre-K, Ambassadors, Seniors, Juniors, Brownies, Daisies and Cadettes, as well as their families and volunteers.

“MiSci is committed to putting youth at the center of science by showcasing the wealth of practical applications and career options available to the next generation,” said MiSci President and CEO, Dr. Christian Greer. “We are thrilled to partner with BASF to offer this special program to Girl Scouts to inspire interest and promote opportunities in STEM.”

Activities include:

  • BASF Playful Polymers – a slime-making workshop where participants will learn about polymers.
  • BASF Rainbow Connections – a lesson in how colors can move and change with chromatography.
  • BASF Happy Hands – a take-home project where participants will learn about the science behind lotion as they make their own.
  • Leap Bots – a lesson in springs and mechanical engineering as participants make their own jumping toys.
  • Secret Codes – writing and solving secret codes by making a cipher wheel.
  • Program a Friend – learning about computer coding by “coding” a friend through a maze.
  • Helicopters – a lesson in flight as participants make their own paper helicopters.

Shows include:

  • Science Stage Show – live, interactive science presentation
  • MathAlive! Stage Show – math-focused, live demonstration
  • Planetarium – Other Worlds, There’s No Place Like Earth – immersive film that explores the solar system
  • Toyota Engineering Theater – Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation – 3D film on the worldwide impact of volcanoes on modern life

Event tickets are $15 and must be purchased through GSSM. Cost includes admission as well as patch and activity takeaways. Children under two are free. Tickets to the planetarium and Toyota Engineering Theater shows will be available to Girl Scouts and their families at no-charge thanks to the generous support of BASF.

About The Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a Smithsonian affiliate that inspires nearly 250,000 curious minds of all ages every year through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) discovery, innovation and interactive education in Detroit and across Michigan. As a STEM hub, MiSci focuses on developing and introducing expanded education programs, exhibits and initiatives to empower and enrich our children and community. Through their Traveling Science Program and distance learning initiative, ECHO Live!, MiSci is expanding beyond its Detroit-based facility, with a goal of reaching all 83 counties of Michigan. With the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater, live science demonstrations, lab activities and 220+ interactive exhibits, there are dozens of ways to customize your MiSci visit. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive funding from Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

About Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is a local organization chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA that provides support for Girl Scouting and Girl Scout Troops in Southeastern Michigan.

GSSEM proudly serves more than 37,000 girls in Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, Sanilac, and St. Clair Counties as well as parts of Monroe & Wayne County. We have service centers in Clinton Township, Detroit, Flint, Port Huron, and White Lake. Our council is under the leadership of our CEO, Denise Dalrymple and our Board of Directors.

Since the Girl Scout program is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of today’s girls, diversity is more important than ever. The unique geography, landmarks and history of southeastern Michigan create amazing opportunities for an exciting Girl Scout experience. Girls can explore the art, museums, theater, dance, music and food that exist in our communities.

 

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Contact:

Elizabeth Weigandt, Principal

Weigandt Communications, LLC

elizabeth@weigandtcommunications.com

 

 

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