Girl Scouts Partners with MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration for new Girl Scout MOXI Patch
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation have teamed up to offer a new Girl Scout patch, the council’s own GSCCC MOXI patch. This patch program provides girls and troops of all levels a fun and interesting way to engage with the exhibits at MOXI in Santa Barbara. To earn it, Girl Scouts can download the program here and take steps to Discover, Connect and Take Action.
“By using hands-on STEM-based activities, Girl Scouts of all ages can make the connection between what they are learning and the outcome,” said Jody Skenderian, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast. “It’s an interactive experience that will help foster a curiosity for science as girls collaborate with each other and create their own projects.”
Once girls in Girl Scouting complete the patch activities, they fill out a form and get information on purchasing the patch.
“We are so excited to have a MOXI patch with Girl Scouts and a new way to connect with girls throughout the region who are the next generation of innovators and critical thinkers. Our hope is that members of area troops will be inspired to pursue further science-related studies, hobbies or careers while working toward earning their patch at MOXI,” said Ron Skinner, Director of Education at MOXI.
On July 6, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo toured MOXI to promote STEM awareness and the GSCCC MOXI patch program. A rocket scientist with a passion for leading transformations and solving problems, Ms. Acevedo shared her inspiring story of growing up as a Girl Scout Brownie and becoming an engineer and rocket scientist as a result of her curiosity for science and astronomy.
To learn more about programs made available by Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, please visit www.girlscoutsccc.org.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is located at 125 State Street in Santa Barbara. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is a 21st century museum dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, it is LEED-certified Gold and serves children of all ages as well as lifelong learners. The museum’s interactive exhibits, designed by award-winning museum planning firm Gyroscope, Inc. align with the national agenda to boost student achievement in math and science. MOXI is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, or to learn how to get involved, visit moxi.org or contact MOXI at 805-770-5000.
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast serves over 10,400 girls across six counties and is committed to making the Girl Scout Leadership Experience available to girls in ways that impact their lives both in the moment and into the future. Girls participate in troops, individual projects, council events, day camps and more. A variety of leadership, outdoor skills, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) based programs and events provide girls with opportunities to learn and explore in fun and informative ways. To join or volunteer in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura County, visit:http://www.girlscoutsccc.org.