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Girl Scouts

girl scoutsLooking for a unique place to bring your troop for a field trip, or complete a Skill Builder or Legacy Badge? Warner Nature Center has programs specifically designed to provide girls with experiential learning in nature. From Daisies to Ambassadors, Warner helps girls develop skills and knowledge about the natural world in which they live.

Custom programs are an hour and a half at $78 for groups with 12 girls or fewer unless otherwise noted. Additional participants pay a fee of $6.50/girl. Programs can be scheduled on weekdays or weekends depending on availability.

Each program is set up individually. Contact our Outreach Naturalist for more details and availability: warneroutreach@smm.org or (651) 433-2427 ext. 13.

Daisy Girl Scouts »

Daisy Girl ScoutDaisies grow best outside! The Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities to help your Daisy Girl Scouts explore the natural world while learning some of the nature based lessons that carry right through into Brownies and beyond.

Is your troop interested in a specific nature topic? Call or email to plan a custom program!

Brownie Girl Scouts »

Brownie Girl ScoutsIn addition to the badges mentioned above we also offer snowshoeing, maple syruping, orienteering, winter tracking, aquatic ecology, canoeing, raptor programs and more.

Senses Skill Builder
Awards Connection: It's Your Planet: Senses
Explore your senses. We'll use our senses in nature, and also compare how animal senses are similar or different to ours through a variety of activities.

Hiker Skill Builder
Awards Connection: It's Your Planet: Hiker
Learn what it takes to hike in the woods and how to be prepared! We'll plan our route, learn about leave no trace ethics, and make a healthy snack to take with us before heading out on Warner's trails. On the hike, we'll explore nature, looking and listening for animal signs.

Bugs Legacy Badge
Explore the world of bugs with a naturalist! We'll learn what makes an insect and insect, look at insect mounts, and search the prairie for bugs with sweep nets.

Junior Girl Scouts »

Junior Girl ScoutsLooking for a unique way to complete Junior Girl Scout Skill Builders and Legacy Badges? The Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center has developed programs specifically designed to meet Junior Girl Scout badge requirements. As a special bonus, the girls will actually receive their badge at the end of the course! We also have WNC Originals which are programs designed to cover topic areas above and beyond the badge requirements of Girl Scouts. Each WNC Original program includes a "fun patch" the girls can wear on the back of their uniform. These programs are a wonderful opportunity to earn badges in a fun and creative way!

Many troops just want to come out to Warner for the unique experiences we can offer. In addition to the badge programs mentioned below, we also offer snowshoeing, maple syruping, orienteering, winter tracking, aquatic ecology, raptor programs and more.

All of these programs are set up for your group on a custom basis. Please call us with a few possible dates you would like to visit us and we'll check the availability of staff and building space. Contact our Outreach Naturalist at warneroutreach@smm.org or (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to reserve dates. We look forward to having you here!

Geocacher
Awards Connection: It's Your Story: Geocacher
Come on a geocaching adventure! We'll learn how to use a GPS unit and about the world of geocaching. Afterwards, we'll go on a geocache course in Warner's woods using Warner's GPS units. $90 for 12 girls or fewer. Additional participants pay a fee of $7.50/girl.

Canoeing or Kayaking
Awards Connection: WNC Original
Learn how to canoe or kayak on Terrapin Lake! Choose which your troop would prefer to do – canoe or kayak – and learn boat safety and basic strokes before heading out on the water. Paddle around the lake practicing strokes and looking for wildlife. Canoe and Kayak programs are three hours long and $120 for a group of 12 or fewer.

Camping Skills
Complete three of the five skill builder skills necessary to earn your Camper badge. We'll learn how to tie knots, build a campfire, make s'mores, and enjoy the outdoors with a hike.

Animal Habitats
Awards Connection: It's Your Story: Animal Habitats
Observe one of Warner's captive animals inside the nature center, then explore wild animal's habitats by going for a hike in Warner's woods! As we're outside, we'll look for different kinds of homes that animals make for their young.

Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts »

Girl ScoutThe Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center is the place to come for exciting Cadette Girl Scout programs. We've developed our custom programs with the needs of older girls in mind. These fun classes combine adventure and exploration. Each is also specifically designed to meet interest project requirements for those girls still pursuing badges. Each program is set up on a custom basis and there are no pre-assigned dates.

Winter Survival
Do you have what it takes to survive outdoors in winter? Undertake our winter survival class that teaches what to do if you get lost in the woods. Once we learn skills and strategies inside, we'll head outside to put our skills to the test as we build survival shelters and fires.

Geocacher
Come on a geocaching adventure! We'll learn how to use a GPS unit and about the world of geocaching. Afterwards, we'll go on a geocache course in Warner's woods using Warner's GPS units. $90 for 12 girls or fewer. Additional participants pay a fee of $7.50/girl.

Canoe or Kayak Skills
Learn how to canoe or kayak on Terrapin Lake! Choose which your troop would prefer to do—canoe or kayak—and learn boat safety and basic strokes before heading out on the water. Paddle around the lake practicing strokes and looking for wildlife. Canoe and Kayak programs are three hours long and $120 for a group of 12 or fewer.

Wildlife Tracker (spring and fall)
Join a Naturalist from Warner on a trip through the woods as we search for wildlife tracks so we can make plaster casts of them to take home. We'll also identify both poisonous and useful plants. This activity meets the requirements for two of the Wildlife interest project's skill builders. $90.00 per troop of up to 15 girls ($8.00/girl after 15) 2 hour program. Various dates available.

All About Birds
Don't just watch for birds at the feeders, see them up close at Warner Nature Center. Warner has a long tradition of bird banding in which we catch birds, give them an ID bracelet and then release them to the wild. You can witness this science in action and maybe even get a chance to release a bird yourself! This activity meets the requirements for one skill builder and one technology component of the All About Birds interest project. $75.00 per troop of up to 15 girls ($5.00/girl after 15) 2 hour program. Various dates available.

 

Girl Scout Events

We're offering a limited number of pre-scheduled programs this year but also have openings to book custom programs on other dates. Call (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to register for one of these programs or to set up a custom date. Queries about open dates can be sent to warneroutreach@smm.org.