Detroit, Mich., March 22, 2023– Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) are invited to explore science during a special event at the Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci). Mi-Sci and BASF Corporation will present “Kaleidoscope of Science” on Saturday, April 1 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Girl Scouts for this special event at Mi-Sci,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO. “We believe that encouraging and empowering girls to see themselves in STEM is key to building opportunities and shaping a brighter future for all.”
· BASF Kids’ Lab: Rainbow Connection uses chromatography to discover the breakdown of the color compound within a simple marker.
· BASF Kids’ Lab: Playful Polymers connects polymer chains together through a chemical reaction to make slime!
· Owl pellet identification allows Girl Scouts to sift through owl pellets to discover what is inside.
· LEGO Build the Change leverages the creativity and problem solving of kids to troubleshoot challenges facing our planet through the engineering of LEGO bricks.
· Makey Makey is a device that uses vibration to turn everyday objects into a musical instrument.
· The Astronaut Docking Challenge asks small groups to work together to successfully ‘dock’ their Space Shuttle with the International Space Station.
· 1s & 0s allows Girl Scouts to practice their detective skills by de-coding secret messages.
· The Sphero Obstacle Course will put Girl Scouts in the driver seat of a robotic ball that uses instantaneous commands to get through a maze.
· Invisible Ink Messages teaches about acids and bases through the lens of a secret agent.
· Static Relay Race will use the power of built up electrons on a balloon to race a can across the finish line.
· “Turtle Odyssey” (Toyota 4D Theater) – exploring the lifecycle of a sea turtle’s journey across the ocean
· “The Great Space Chase” Laser Show (IMAX) – a detective mystery that teaches about the solar system and greater universe
· “Big Astronomy” (Planetarium) – highlighting women in astronomy careers
Girl Scouts will receive a special BASF-branded patch and backpack, science-themed giveaway items from Mi-Sci, along with take aways from the hands-on activity stations.
Event tickets are $15 Girl Scouts and $10 for adults; registration is open until March 26. Girl Scouts must select a 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. entry time when purchasing their tickets, available at the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan’s website.
Cost includes admission and one theater show as well as a patch and activity takeaways. Children under 2 are free.
About The Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) 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, Mi-Sci 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!, Mi-Sci 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 Mi-Sci 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.
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
GSSEM is the local council chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), designed to help girls develop leadership skills through three key elements—Discover, Connect and Take Action. Each element has a set of five outcomes including girls develop a strong sense of self (Discover); girls develop healthy relationships (Connect); and girls can identify community needs (Take Action).
GSSEM serves more than 30,000 girls and adult volunteers in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, St. Clair, Sanilac, and parts of Wayne, Monroe and Livingston Counties. GSSEM provides a girl-led, girl-centered, fun-filled quality leadership experience.