Science Activities: ZOOMsci Online Training for Leaders

ZOOM, the PBS kids' show, has created an online training for troop leaders interested in leading science activities with kids. The easy-to-use, 40-minute tutorial lets leaders try an activity, watch videos that model how to lead activities, learn which ZOOM activities support badge requirements, and print helpful handouts and lesson plans.

The training, which has been field-tested by fellow Girl Scout leaders, includes access to a resource section rich with activities and materials to help kids explore science (including the popular ClubZOOM programs used by Girls Scouts across the country). Councils can also access tools to offer a face-to-face workshop for volunteers.

If you have any questions about ZOOM's resources, contact ZOOM Outreach Coordinator Susan Buckey at susan_buckey@wgbh.org.