Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Breathe Air Interview

Hey girls,  Need inspiration for your interviews?  Check out this great interview Hannah  did with her science teacher !!

1. What are some air issues you are aware of in our state or country?

Poor air quality is a concern, although, I feel the air quality is much better now than it was when I was a kid.

2. What do you do in your work/volunteer/advocacy role to care for the earth?

I recycle, drive a hybrid car & compost.

3.  Do you wish more people knew more about air issues?

I think the knowledge is there.  It is just a matter of caring enough to make a change in ones' personal life.

4.  What do you find interesting about the science of air?

I find it interesting that a lot of people do not think that air has a weght.  Also that they amount of weight that is put on our bodies everyday because of air is quite heavy.  You can equate it to trying to hold a washing machine with one hand.  Air is a mixture of gasses, not just oxygen.

5.  Do you have any concerns about our air?

We need to continue to be careful with carbon emission (exhaust form cars) but I think we do a pretty good job.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

aMUSE Journey

Junior Girl Scouts explore the roles that girls and women
play in life through art & role playing.


Mission Sisterhood Senior Journey

During the Mission Sisterhood Journey, Seniors learn to recognize the power of sisterhood in their own lives and in the world. The best part of this is that they build their bond and learn by having fun !
Many of the girls in this journey chose to do Public Service Announcements & Videos as part of their campaign to educate the public about a "Sisterhood Issue"
Check them out on our YouTube Channel.

What do the girls have to say about Mission Sisterhood ?

"I would say that I enjoyed doing it, learned a lot & just had fun!"
"It was an interesting experience where I learned things and did activities with girl that were fun and new"
 "This journey really prepares you for your Gold award, but it is presented in fun and less intimidating way.  You meet other girls with the same passion as you, and develop bonds that help you in this journey"
"I would say that it was one of my favorites & I wish I could do it again.  It was an amazing experience"


Senior Girl Scouts share their cooking skills as "Chef of the Day"

Girls choose photos for a "Sisterhood Smorgasbord"


Friday, June 8, 2012

BREATHE Aromatherapy Bouquets for Senior Citizens

Cadettes show off their bouquets.
Girls teach the seniors how to make their own.

BREATHE - Eco Cleaners

Cadette girl scouts display their Eco-Cleaners that they made during the Breathe Journey.  They included an eco-cleaner recipe book and are planning to distribute them in an effort to get their community to Go Green !

 Combine 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend and spray on your windows. Can also be mixed in a jar or bottle.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Breathe Air Expert Interview

As part of the Breathe Journey for Cadettes, the girls are asked to interview "air experts".  Nicki, a Cadette Girl Scout, interviewed an expert from the AQMD (Air Quality Management District).  This is what she had to say.
What examples of air issues are you aware of?
Well, we certainly don't have as much pollution as we did in the past.  We are aware of mostly cars, trains and planes. but the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) handles this.  We mostly monitor fast food restaurants and factories.
What is your biggest concern?
My biggest concern is mobile sources, cars, trains, planes.  Especially the exhaust that boats let out.
What do you wish people could realize about pollution?
That they can put a stop to it!  You can do so by: carpooling, using your bike instead of a car, using electric over gas, use Hybrids, waterbased paints and (limit the use of ) aerosol containers like hairspray.
What is most interesting about your job?
Community awareness.  I get to attend PTA meetings and school assemblies.

Comment from Nicki about her interview
New things I learned: Hairspray causes air pollution and that there are many different departments for pollution.  I asked my air expert about water pollution and she said "That's a whole different department."
Overall, I loved learning about Air Quality.

Good job Nicki ! We loved hearing about air quality too!