Time activity will take: 15-20 minutes twice in the day
Materials needed: Notebook or paper - Pencil or pen OR Sketch pad or paper - Colored pencils.
Activity: Record how things change outdoors. Head outside and find a scene—it might be a lake, a tree, the ocean, a trail, or a plant in your backyard. You can even find a family photo or look online. Write about it or sketch it in color. Record everything you observe. What season is it? What time of day? What colors do you see? What do you like about your scene? Then go out and record this same setting again at another time of day. You might see the same tree reflected in a pond in the morning and a different reflection later in the day. Why? Is the lighting different? Did weather make a difference in the scene? In what ways do your two impressions of the same scene differ?
It is worth noting that being an intentional, keen observer is critical to careers in the outdoors and STEM.
Note: Girls, volunteers and families are encouraged to take the time and space they need to adjust to this period of rapid change and uncertainty. When they’re ready, we’re here to support Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to safely take action in their communities—whether it’s helping ensure kids are still getting the nourishment and enrichment they need out of school, responding to the possible ramifications of isolation during social distancing, adapting an existing project to positively impact local communities today, or something else entirely!
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.