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Girl Scouts

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is proud to support Girl Scouts in central Ohio with fun, hands-on activities that can complement culinary-, art- and gardening-related badge requirements.

Programs (below) range from 90-minute lessons with hands-on activities to overnights at The Wells Barn. Be sure to explore the Conservatory following your program. Conservatory admission is included with program fee during regular business hours (daily from 10am-5pm).

The maximum number of participants is 25 girls and 10 leaders per program. For culinary programs, the maximum number of participants is 14 girls and 5 leaders. All accompanying leaders and parents are required to pay the program fee.

Space is limited and programs are designed for specific age groups and badge related activities, we kindly ask for no siblings or tagalongs.  Thank you for your understanding!  We invite these individuals to explore the outdoor grounds or the Conservatory (with admission fee) until program is completed.

Note: Badges are not included with programming fee.

Programs

Daisies
Saturday, August 18, 10–11:30am Seed Stories Almost all plants on Earth grow from seeds! Learn about seeds and their travels to become new plants. Explore the plants of the Conservatory and make a garden in a glove to watch seeds grow. Daisies will work on “From Earth to Sky” Journey.

Location: Conservatory Room A/B
Cost: $7 per scout/leader/participant
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Brownies
Saturday, May 5, 2–4pm Outdoor Art Creator Explore outdoor art at the Conservatory! Make a art piece inspired by nature, practice photography and create a mini garden to take home! Following the program, interact with Theo Watson’s digital ecosystem featured in the gallery. Brownies will complete three steps towards the Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Location: The Veridian
Cost: $14 per girl/leader/participant
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Saturday, September 1, 2–4pm Buggy for Butterflies! Explore the diverse world of bugs and why they are important. Learn about insect bodies and adaptations. Create a butterfly craft to take home and enjoy! Brownies will enjoy the 2018 Blooms and Butterflies Exhibition while completing three steps of the Bugs badge.

Location: Conservatory A/B
Cost: $9 per girl/leader/participant
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Juniors
Saturday, April 28, 10–11:30am Cultivation Exploration Let’s have fun exploring the gardens and getting dirty! Work on Junior Garden badge and learn what plants need to survive. Plant seeds to take home and watch grow.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Thursday, May 3, 6–7:30pm Awesome Blossoms Flowers are not just pretty, they are an important part of a plant’s life cycle. Learn to be a junior botanist as we explore the beautiful and beneficial world of flowers while working on Junior Flower badge. Have hands-on fun through arranging flowers to take home.

Location: Conservatory Room A/B
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Saturday, May 5, 10–11:30am Awesome Blossoms Flowers are not just pretty, they are an important part of a plant’s life cycle. Learn to be a junior botanist as we explore the beautiful and beneficial world of flowers while working on Junior Flower badge. Have hands-on fun through arranging flowers to take home.

Location: The Veridian
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Saturday, August 4, 10am–12pm Cultivation Exploration Enjoy the Conservatory gardens and learn about what plants are perfect for the season. Create a fun mini Zen Garden of your very own! Juniors will complete three steps of the Garden badge.

Location: Conservatory Room A/B
Cost: $13 per scout/leader/participant
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Saturday, September 15, 10am–12pm Awesome Blossoms Flowers are not just pretty, they are an important part of a plant’s life cycle. Explore the beautiful and beneficial world of flowers. Have hands-on fun through arranging flowers to take home. Juniors will complete three steps towards the Flowers badge.

Location: Conservatory Room A/B
Cost: $9 per scout/leader/participant
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Cadettes
Saturday, April 28, 1–3pm Beneath the Bark Celebrate Arbor day at the Conservatory! First, make a chocolaty treat and create a tree inspired art piece while it bakes. Second, explore the science of trees on a Conservatory tour. Cadettes will complete three steps toward the Trees badge.

Location: American Electric Power Foundation Education Pavilion
Cost: $14 per scout/leader/participant
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Camp-Ins

Fall Girl Scouts Camp-In

Enjoy fall at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through exploration, fun and friendship. Celebrate the season with a costume dance party! Spend the morning enjoying early access to the Conservatory’s unique environments and receive a souvenir patch to remember all the fun!

Register through Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland