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Education Office
(858) 756- 4117 ext. 318
education@animalcenter.org

Education Manager
Heather Disher
(858) 756-4117 ext. 317
heatherd@animalcenter.org

 


Girls Scouts

Girl Scout Trips and Girl Scout Activities with Animals

Our Animal Tours Meet Girl Scout Animal Badge Requirements!

Girl Scouts meet and interact with a variety of animal species while meeting Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scout Journey and badge requirements! Your Girl Scout troop’s private and customized program at Helen Woodward Animal Center will include learning about a variety of animals through hands-on encounters from the options below.

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a proud partner with Girl Scouts San Diego!

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Earn your Pets or Animal Habitats Badge with us on November 15th!

Join us and dozens of other Brownies and Juniors to add another badge to your sash while interacting HANDS-ON with animals!

Pets Badge Event
10:00-11:30am on Saturday, November 15th
Whether they’re cute and cuddly, or slimy and scaly, pets are so much fun! Find out what care different pets need including how to keep them comfy, well fed, healthy, safe, and most importantly, loved. Brownies will get to participate in different animals’ care needs while also earning the Pets Badge.
$15 per child, $5 per adult
Child Registrations include the Pets Badge!
Animal Habitats Badge Event
2:00-3:30pm on Saturday, November 15th
Imagine bonding with a Bearded Dragon or greeting an Alpaca! Explore the places that these animals call home – their habitats! Juniors will get to find out more about where different animals live, how they play, and how we can help them while also earning the Animal Habitats Badge.
$15 per child, $5 per adult
Child registrations include the Animal Habitats Badge!

More Animal Education Programs for Girl Scouts!

Basic Girl Scout Trip

Details: Choose 4 options fromthe Animal Options list below OR Choose 2 options from the Animal Options list and 1 activity from the Center Activities list below
Length of Program: 1 hour
Program Cost: $8 per child (minimum $50)
Helen Woodward Animal Center Patch (optional): $3 per patch

Custom Girl Scout Trip

Details: Choose 4 options from the Animal Options list and 1 activity from the Center Activities list below OR Choose 2 options from the Animal Options list and 2 activities from the Center Activities list below
Length of Program: 1 ½ hours
Program Cost: $11 per child (minimum $50)
Helen Woodward Animal Center Patch (optional): $3 per patch

Animal-centered Girl Scout trips are available year-around!
Contact us today to schedule your next Girl Scout trip!
Email or call (858) 756-4117, ext. 318

 

Animal Options

Center Activities

  1. Meet an Education Dog and learn about canine body language and the importance of safety.
  2. Meet an Alpaca and learn the interesting ways that they communicate with each other.
  3. Meet a Snake and learn about their unique adaptations and snake safety.
  4. Meet a Sheep and learn about their peculiar digestive system and farm animal care.
  5. Meet a Bird (dove, parrot, or chicken) and learn about animal classifications and life cycles.
  6. Meet a Miniature Horse and learn about the “jobs” they performed decades ago, and new ones they continue to help with today.
  7. Meet a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach or a Walking Stick and learn about misconceptions of these creepy crawlies.
  8. Meet an exotic Lizard and learn about their classification and interesting defense and protection methods.
  9. Meet one of our small mammals (Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or Chinchilla) and learn about proper pet care and Pet Encounter Therapy.
  10. Meet a Turtle and Tortoise and learn about the differences in their habitats.
  1. Visit Adoptions and AniMeals to learn how we find the perfect forever home for every animal and how the AniMeals program helps keep people and their companions together forever.
  2. Visit our Equine Hospital “behind the scenes” and learn what steps a horse patient goes through during a surgery. (Must be 7 years or older)
  3. Walk through our barn to meet the horses from our Therapeutic Riding program and learn about the benefits it has for riders.
    (Must be 7 years or older)
  4. Participate in a community involvement activity to help the animals at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

*Animal interaction is dependent upon animal health on a day-to-day basis

Are you looking for a seasonal Girl Scout trip? Explore Animals of Spring (only available in March) and Autumn Harvest Tours (only available in October)!

Check out the Girl Scouts San Diego calendar for the next Girl Scout event hosted at Helen Woodward Animal Center!