The Utility Exploration Center is proud to offer two different programs specifically designed to help Girl Scouts earn badges for their water and energy journeys.
Brownie - Wonders of Water journey
Our Water Program is customized to help Brownie Scouts earn their badges* for the Wonders of Water journey. Your tour at the Center will help you with:
Session 1: Learn how people use water around the world and how you can protect our water resources.
Session 2: Find out more about our water cycle.
Session 4: Make a plan to help save water by thinking about the different ways we use water every day.
1.5 hour tour | $4.00 per person (minimum charges apply to groups smaller than 10) * Badges not available at the Center, must be provided by leaders.
Junior - Energy Insights journey
Our Energy Program is designed to help Junior Scouts earn their badges* for the Energy Insights journey. Your tour at the Center will help you with:
Session 1: Learn how to define energy and learn the basics of energy efficiency.
Session 4: Test and compare the energy efficiency of incandescent light bulbs, CFL bulbs and LED bulbs.
Sessions 5&6: Tour our LEED certified building to learn more about energy efficiency in building design.
2 hour tour | $4.50 per person (minimum charges apply to groups smaller than 10) * Badges not available at the Center, must be provided by leaders.
FREE Tour Add-On
Zero-Waste Lunch Dump Bring Your lunches and eat in the outside courtyard (or meeting rooms on rainy days). After lunch, we will conduct a "lunch dump" where students explore and categorize the stuff they tossed in the trash after lunch. Some of the leftover food is fed to our worms in our worms composting bin. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour after your tour for lunch and this FREE add-on activity. A gift shop is available to visit (in small groups) during your lunch break)