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Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Each year, these members engage over 225,000 youth in 500 communities nationwide. Please visit Actua at www.actua.ca.

Outreach > Girl Guides Badge Program


SuperNOVA has developed six exciting, hands-on workshops to help Girl Guides units earn their science, engineering and technology badges. Instructors have combined SuperNOVA’s favourite activities and demonstrations with the outcomes of each badge to ensure the badge requirements are met.

Workshops can be delivered at your unit meeting location within the Halifax Regional Municipality or SuperNOVA can host your unit at Dalhousie University. 

Cost

$65 - Per workshop hosted at your unit location.
$45 - Per workshop hosted at Dalhousie University.

Length

Workshops are 1 to 1.5 hours in length and the maximum group size is 25 participants.

If you choose to book a badge workshop please contact us at supernova@dal.ca and our Badge Program Coordinator will will work with you directly to pick a workshop and arrange a suitable time.

Topics

  • Chemistry
    Chemistry is all around us; the world is made up of tiny bits and pieces that work together in interesting and unique ways. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, this workshop investigates chemical reactions, polymers, chromatography and pH levels! 
  • Astronomy
    Visit Dalhousie’s Planetarium, one of the oldest in the country to explore the sun, the stars, and beyond! Participants will learn about the North Star and how it’s used, many constellations and the stories behind them, and all of the parts of a telescope and how they work to see things so far in space!
  • Science
    Your troop will explore different types of science (chemistry, physics and biology) and investigate the importance of science in our every day lives. Participants will work on an activity that they can share with other members and leaders to show their understanding.
  • Physics
    Participants will preform a variety of hands-on activities to understand the fundamental laws guiding our universe! The laws of motion, friction and gravity will be explored as well as light and colour through an interactive circuit board. Finally, participants will build their own take home kaleidoscope!
  • Engineering
    This exciting hands-on workshop will expose your troop to the importance of engineering. From simple machines to a building challenge, participants will learn about the tools and the trade of Engineering. They will also explore the many types of Engineers and what makes them unique!
  • Body Works
    Your troop will explore the digestive system in a really fun, hands-on experiment that shows just how it happens. Participants will also learn about heart rate, vision, fingerprints, and the importance of fat and muscle through a ‘cool’ interactive demonstration!