Powell Gardens has a number of programs established for scouting-type organizations, from guided badge programs, Seed Starter field trip programs, volunteer opportunities, self-guided tours and scavenger hunts. In addition, they have a variety guided field trips as well.
While it appears that Powell Gardens has not yet developed a program specifically for American Heritage Girls, it seems likely that they would be willing to work with a local Troop. Contact the Youth Education Department for more information and scheduling.
Gardening and Plant Science, Insect-a Inspect-a, Nature and Wildlife, and possibly Our Feathered Friends are all candidates for a Powell Gardens outing. Be sure to let us know what you work out!
Whether you adore bugs or find them creepy, come to Burr Oak Woods to find out
why they are essential to our gardens and our ecosystem. Maybe by the time you leave,
one of your new favorite animals will be a bug!
Saturday, May 25, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
No registration required; best for ages 6 and up.
Looking for a way to stir up some excitement? How about a photography contest!
The Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center Photography Competition is open now through February 28. Entries will be judged by visitors to the center during the month of March, and ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers.
All photographs must be taken at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area; contest is open to Missouri residents only.
Full details on how to enter can be found online.
Need some inspiration? Visit Flickr for a similar contest run by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in the spring of 2012.
This contest is good practice for the Photography badge, naturally, but photographing natural subjects is also a good way for the girls to learn to observe the natural world — useful for Nature and Wildlife, Zoology, Our Feathered Friends, Insect-a Inspect-a, and so on.