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Nuclear Science Day 2020

Dear Scouts, Leaders, Parents and Volunteers,

This is an announcement that Berkeley Lab will host the 10th annual Nuclear Science Day for Scouts event on March 21, 2020. This is a full-day event for Girl and BSA Scouts in 8th grade and above.  Girl Scouts who complete a pre-event worksheet and participate in all the activities at the event will receive the Get-to-Know-Nuclear patch, while BSA scouts would meet all the requirements for the Nuclear Science merit badge.   

For registration and other event information, please go to the event website:

The event registration deadline is February 21, 2020.

New this year: To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nuclear Science Day for Scouts, we are holding an event-patch design competition for youth participants.  The winning design, which will reflect the theme “Nuclear Science Around Us,” will be made into patches and distributed to all event participants.  The winner will secure 10 confirmed slots for his/her troop at this year’s event, and will additionally receive a full collection of the event patches since the inaugural event in 2011.  

Details of the event-patch design competition and the entry form can found on the event website or  downloaded directly from here.  The deadline for the event-patch design competition is 4:00 PM (Pacific Time) on February 14, 2020.

You can also follow us on Twitter at @NucSciDayLBNL


Nuclear Science Day 2020 organizers

Nuclear Science Division, Advanced Light Source, Government & Community Relations office (Berkeley Lab)

The Committee is hard at work developing STEM activities for 2020.  Please stay tuned as information (when, where, and what) becomes available. If there activities that you would like to see, please contact the Committee via Michael McDowell.

Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova 2020

On September 14th, 2020, Webelos and AOLs can join the MDSC STEM Committee for a 7-session event all about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math while earning Cub Scouting’s highest STEM Award, the Dr. Charles H. Townes SUPERNOVA. During this 7-week program, scouts will work with a mentor to explore different areas of STEM, building a circuit with Scouts BSA, attend a geological hike and see how science, technology, engineering and math affect their daily lives. The indoor sessions will be held at the MDSC Service Center (800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill) from 6:30-7:30 pm every Monday evening.

Registration will open on May 12th, 2020, and is limited to the 15 Scouts. The cost for the entire program will be $45 (subject to change).

If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Karahalios.

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