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Nova WILD! for Cub Scouts and Webelos
On Saturday, October 12th, at 1:00 PM, come join the MDSC STEM Committee at Wagner Ranch Nature Area and earn the Nova WILD! Award. We will learn about the web of life in California as we explore the Wagner Ranch Nature Area. Throughout the afternoon, we will see native plants and animals. We will explore the impact of invasive species in the California ecosystems. Come with your water bottle and prepare to explore the natural world around us. Registration is open now. For questions, contact Michael McDowell.
Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award Opportunity
Webelos and AOLs come join us for a 6-week opportunity to learn all about science, technology, engineering, and math while earning Cub Scouting’s highest STEM Award the Dr. Charles H. Townes SUPERNOVA Award. Over the course of six weeks, scouts will work with a mentor to explore different areas of STEM, from building a circuit with Scouts BSA, attending a geological hike, to seeing how science, technology, engineering and math affect their daily lives.
We will begin on Monday, September 9th and meet every Monday evening until October 14th at MDSC Council Service Center (800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill). We will begin at 6:30 PM each night and go for 60-90 minutes.
The cost for this is $45/scout and includes the award and all the necessary supplies. Register Here.
For additional information, please contact Ariel Karahalios.
Up and Away! Nova Event
The STEM Committee is in the early planning stages for Up and Away! This will be an amazing opportunity for Cubs, Scouts BSA, and Venturers to earn the only cross-program Nova Award. Over the Christmas Holiday, we will be journeying to iFLY near San Francisco to do a little indoor flying. Our targeted date is Saturday, December 28th. The provisional cost for this event is $50 per Scout, which covers the iFly component as well as the Nova award or Nova Pi pin.
The iFly program has curriculum geared towards each age group to ensure the best experience possible. Each participant will get two flights during the event. (Parents, You won’t be left out. You will be able to join in on the fun of indoor skydiving for a slightly reduced fee. Sorry, there’s no Nova Award for Adults.)
Stay tuned to this space for more event details and registration in early September.