STEMapalooza 2020 | Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
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Thank you for helping us make Virtual STEMapalooza such a success!

We had more than 800 participants including innovators from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and even the United Kingdom! Due to all of these go-getters, we have run out of free patches to give away. You can continue to explore these STEM opportunities, but please note that we are no longer able to offer a participation patch.

If you have questions, concerns, or want to share feedback about this event, please reach out to our STEM Program Manager, Madi Weaver.

Keep an eye on our Girl Scouts at Home page for more virtual STEM opportunities! 

April 7

Participate in two of the activities listed below to qualify for your patch. Remember, you need to complete two activities each day, as well as completing the survey to earn your 2020 STEMapalooza patch. 

9 a.m. Future Scientist Story Time with South Florida Science Center- Check out the South Florida Science Center from your very own home for a virtual STEM story!   

10 a.m. Seaspan Facebook Live with The Florida Aquarium- Check-in with our friends at The Florida Aquarium live on Facebook! With a different broadcast every day, you’ll be sure to learn something new. 

1:30 p.m. Ink Chromatography Facebook Live with MOSI in Motion- Join our friends from MOSI in Motion live as they explore chromatography (seperating ink into the colors that make it up) and answer your questions! 

4 p.m. Reverse Turtle Patrol with Mote Marine Lab- Hang out with Cecil the terrapin turtle as he adventures all around Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium!

Ice Cream Science with Glazer Children's Museum-  Join GCM Team Member Emily in making ice cream with only five ingredients you probably already have at home!

Human Sundial Experiment (self-directed)- Grab some chalk and head outside to track the movement of the sun throughout the day using your own shadow. 

Analyzing Rocks with Acid (self-directed)-Pop into your backyard or go on a walk and collect some rocks, then bring them home and conduct an experiment to discover what they’re made of!

April 8

Participate in two of the activities listed below to qualify for your patch. Remember, you need to complete two activities each day, as well as completing the survey to earn your 2020 STEMapalooza patch. 

10 a.m. SEA-SPAN Facebook Live with The Florida Aquarium- Start your morning off with a check-in from our friends at The Florida Aquarium live on Facebook! With a different broadcast every day, you’ll be sure to learn something new. 

10:30 a.m. Live Shark Feeding Session with Mote Marine Lab- Watch as specialists train and feed the big sharks at Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium via Facebook Live. 

11:00 a.m. Shark Smart Zoom Experience with American Shark Conservancy- Learn about all things sharks, marine science, and conservation with the experts. Have specific questions you want covered? Email them to the American Shark Conservancy before the broadcast. 

11:30 a.m. Tech Data Q & A- Female IT experts from Tech Data answer  your questions about all things IT, career, computers, and software engineering and the experts at Tech Data will answer! The password is GSWCFSTEM. 

1:30 p.m. Handwriting Analysis Facebook Live with MOSI in Motion- Join our friends from MOSI in Motion live as they use forensic techniques to analyze a handwritten note. They'll even answer your questions live during the broadcast! 

Citizen Science (self directed)- Scientists all over the world need help collecting data for large-scale studies, and it is our duty to help them! Choose from our list of Citizen Science projects or pick your own from PBS Kids and start collecting data. Heads up- if you’re a Girl Scout, this activity will get you started on your Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey! 

Native Plant Bingo (self directed)-Take a walk (with an adult, of course), and see how many native Florida plants you can mark off on your bingo sheet! Even if you don’t live in Florida, you may be surprised by how many Florida plants are in your neighborhood. 

April 9

Participate in two of the activities listed below to qualify for your patch. Remember, you need to complete two activities each day, as well as completing the survey to earn your 2020 STEMapalooza patch. 

10 a.m. SEA-SPAN Facebook Live with The Florida Aquarium- Start your morning off with a check-in from our friends at The Florida Aquarium live on Facebook! With a different broadcast every day, you’ll be sure to learn something new. 

1:30  p.m. Fiber and Hair Analysis Facebook Live with MOSI in Motion- Join our friends from MOSI in Motion live on Facebook as they use forensic techniques to analyze fibers and hairs under the microscope. 

2 p.m. Science Shorts & DIY At Home Science Experiments with South Florida Science Center- Join the South Florida Science center for some fun science experiments you can do at home!

3:45 p.m. Being Cybersafe and Cybersavvy with the FBI (for girls in grades 6-12) Talk with the real experts - the FBI - about the stories you only hear about in the news. We're chatting with a panel of special agents on all-things cyber - cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and how you can help others be cybersafe online. Hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA and our partners from the FBI. Pre-register at the link above.

All About Atmospheric Pressure with Glazer Children's Museum- Watch as Team GCM Member, Essence, talks about atmospheric pressure while conducting an atmospheric pressure experiment in Rain or Shine in our Kidsport exhibit!

Bursting Bags Painting Experiment (self-directed)- Get your creative juices flowing with this STEAM experiment. Colorful explosions will help you create your own unique art pieces! 

Recycled Materials Evaporation Test (self-directed)- Use common items around your house to conduct a simple experiment to learn about evaporation, heat, and the energy from the sun. 

  • ice cream ex
  • ink chrom example
  • ice cream example
  • bursting bags example
  • analyzing rocks with acid example
  • human sundial example
  • native plant bingo
  • ink chroma example


 Thank you to our sponsors! 

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Tech-Data-CMYK

Special Thanks To: 

Circuit Sponsor

Aerospace Center for Excellence
LEGOLAND Florida

Tinker Sponsor

Busch Gardens

Gadget Sponsor

Clearwater Marine Aquarium