Other Opportunities: February 2011 Archives

Who: All Registered Girl ScoutsAUgymnastics.gif
What: FREE ADMISSION to Auburn vs. Pittsburgh Gymnastics
When: February 25, 7pm
Where: Auburn Arena

Free Admission with this voucher and wearing a Girl Scout t-shirt

First 500 fans will receive a free water bottle
No refunds, no exchange, no cash value, photocopies not accepted, voucher based on seating availability

Please contact Eli Wilkerson with any questions at ewilks@auburn.edu or 334.844.9564

Have you ever looked at the birds in your backyard, maybe even counted them?  Then you are all set to be a citizen-scientist and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count during F
American Robin -- Humber Bay Park (East) (Toro...

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eb 18-21.  All it takes is to spend 15 minutes tallying the different birds in your yard, neighborhood or other location sometime during the days of the Bird Count.  Then go to www.birdcount.org and enter the highest number of each type of bird you saw.

How does this help science?  When lots of people all over the country participate, we get a look at how bird populations change in number and location.  Scientists use this information to monitor bird health and migrations.

This could be a fun activity for a troop meeting, a family, or just time relaxing by yourself in the backyard.  More information  can be found at www.birdcount.org



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Six Cadettes from Troops 955 and 150  of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa researched and created a prosthetic hand device to help a little girl in Georgia who was born without fingers on her right hand.  They were able to craft a device that allowed her to hold a pencil and write for the first time in her life!  

 The Global Innovation Award they are competing for is open to Lego League teams around the world.  The goal is that through on-line votes these girls can earn $ to help with patenting this device they created.  Their project needs your support and the support of Girl Scout troops in your Council.  More votes = greater chance to earn $ for the patent process. 
 
You can vote daily from home, work, smart phones.  You can vote once per IP address.  This means, if your workplace has a single server and somebody has already voted, it won't register another vote.  The upside to this is that you could potentially vote several times from your smart phones! Forward it home and vote from there, check out the local coffee shop's wifi etc...  Please take the time to vote daily, share their link with others and encourage them to vote as well.  

http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/teams/flying-monkeys/submission/bob-1-hand-device <http://fllinnovationaward.firstlegoleague.org/teams/flying-monkeys/submission/bob-1-hand-device>

If you are on Facebook, consider becoming a fan.  There is a FLYING MONKEYS LEGO LEAGUE TEAM page to update you on their progress and other things, too.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Flying-Monkeys-Lego-League-Team/151393361582296 <http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Flying-Monkeys-Lego-League-Team/151393361582296>



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