During the Earth Day festivities, Girl Scouts will listen to guest speakers discuss rain gardens and how the girls can construct, and maintain rain gardens in their communities, the importance of reducing plastic use, by showing the effects of plastic waste on our environment, and the logistics of Earth hour, turning all lights off from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. one day a year and replacing incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient light bulbs. The Girl Scouts will also have the opportunity to design a necklace out of plastic bags and learn how much energy a light bulb omits through different experiments. This project is a national effort of the Girl Scouts, so they can lead their families, schools, and communities in improving the environment and protecting our natural resources.
The day will also have a meet and greet with the zoo keepers, a zoo scavenger hunt and other fun Earth Day activities. To learn more about Girl Scouts and how you can join visit www.hergirlscouts.org, to learn about the Earth Day festivities and other guest performers visit www.franklinparkzoo.org.
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Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 45,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in 178 communities across Eastern Massachusetts with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scouts provide girls with the opportunity to DISCOVER their world, CONNECT with and build an understanding for others and TAKE ACTION to make the world a better place. Girls are guided by committed and caring adults who make learning fun. Girl Scouting helps each girl achieve her personal leadership pathway to the future.