Calling all tech-savvy Cadettes, earn ALL THREE Robotics badges at Da Vinci Science Center this fall! This one-of-a kind program will provide all the materials and skills necessary for your girls to become confident coders and persistent problem solvers. Each scout will receive guidance from a Da Vinci Science Center educator to write her own code and program her own Circuit Playground – an all-in-one micro controller (minicomputer). No experience necessary – we will all explore, experiment, and learn more about computers, coding, and robotics together.
This is a two-part program. Session 1 takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Session 2 takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Day one we will explore how the Circuit Playground will work.
Scouts will go home and work on the playground with friends or independently.
There will be an optional drop in lab on Oct. 19 from 3-6 p.m. to trouble shoot their project.
On day two they will showcase their project here at the Science Center to fulfill the third badge in the series.
Siblings in attendance can explore the Science Center at the $9.50 group rate, but cannot participate in the program. All participants that are eligible for the group rate must be present when their group checks in and pay with group.
Girl Scouts visit the Da Vinci Science Center, explore its exhibit floor, and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities that help them earn a Scout award or a part of exclusive Da Vinci Science Center patch. Scouts may continue visiting the Center's exhibit floor after the program concludes.
Scout Program Details
What it is
Girl Scout Day Program
Who Can Take Part
Where it is
Da Vinci Science Center
How Much It Costs
$25 per Girl Scout; free for required chaperones in 1:5 ratio; $9.50 for additional adults
Karen Knecht, our director of education, was interviewed by Mike and Steph on B104 this morning. She talked about the fun, hands-on science clubs we are offering this fall, including STEAM Club, Young Inventors: Idea Lab, Mack Manufacturing School, and FIRST® LEGO® robotics team. We're holding an open house/info session for the robotics team this Sunday, Aug. 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Come out to learn about the program, meet our coaches, tinker with our LEGO® robotics kits, and register for the team.
This summer, our STEM Summer Learning program helped prevent the "summer slide" for dozens of students across the Lehigh Valley thanks to support from our friends at PPL Foundation. PPL Electric Utilities PPL Corporation
Today, the Science Center officially opened it's newest exhibit, Construction Corner: Dig This! The interactive experience is modeled after a real backhoe digger, and allows visitors to see what it's like to be a “heavy equipment” operator. The exhibit is sponsored by the Schyler H. Kemps Foundation to honor Schyler’s memory and his passion for operating heavy equipment. At a ceremony this morning, Schyler's parents Jenny and John Kemps took part in the ribbon cutting. The Kemps' grandchildren were the first visitors to try out the exhibit, and they had a lot of fun.
Former Springhouse Middle Schooler Vidhyasai Annem has received a U.S. Patent. Vidhyasai participated in the Science Center’s Inventors Lab program at the age of 12 in the 2013-14 school year. She invented a hairbrush that collects loose hair before it falls onto the sink or bathroom floor. More than 240 students have developed ideas in the program, and now, students have been awarded six U.S. Patents and two have additional patent ideas under review. Vidhya is the fifth student to have earned a full patent. Learn more: http://bit.ly/31ogMNm
Ticket prices for Pride in STEAM are now only $10.00 each! Receive eight 4 oz. pours of beer from Weyerbacher Brewing, experience live performances from the reigning King and Queen of Lehigh Valley Pride, Bryce and Princess, explore virtual reality, and listen to Monique McCants share her story of being LGBT in a STEAM profession! Plus so much more! Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2JlYkPg.
Hayden Schmidt, of Emmaus, Pa., has earned a U.S. Patent. With the help of pro bono legal and engineering assistance through the Science Center's Inventors Lab, Hayden invented an electronic circuit breaker identification system. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3127TsK
What did you want to be when you were little? In When I Grow Up camp, your student will explore what it’s like to work in different professions. They'll earn Da Vinci dollars as a scientist, engineer, chef, or doctor, and buy something in our gift shop! http://bit.ly/2SN6KEL
Just announced! Monique McCants, a project/product engineer at Air Products, will be at our Pride in STEAM event on Aug. 16 to speak about being LGBT+ in a STEAM profession and her journey to get there. Monique was born and raised in the D.C metro area and she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in French & Francophone Studies at Bucknell University. At Air Products, Monique is Co-Chair of Spectrum, the company’s LGBT employee resource group. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. She is happy to participate in the many programs and services they offer in our community and especially excited to help sustain the tremendous growth the center has seen over the years. She is also a Board Member (and sings Alto) with the Camerata Singers, a classical and contemporary music group. Learn more about Pride in STEAM and purchase your tickets at https://bit.ly/2JlYkPg.