2011/12 Girl Scout Badge Workshops
During 2011/12 the park will host additional Girl Scout badge workshops, offering girls a chance to study subjects ranging from photography to desert critters, wildlife and even finding your way in the outdoors.
Includes a non-refundable down payment of $15.50, is required to hold a position for a scout or troop. Workshop/Admission Fees: $6.50 per Scout, $9.00 per Adult, $4.50 per Non-Scout age 5-12. To sign up and prepay, have a credit card ready and call Arboretum staff at 520-689-2723.
When calling about Girl Scout workshops please be ready to tell staff the specific workshop and date you wish to register for, your Girl Scout troop number, your name (or the troop leader's name); contact phone numbers, the number of scouts and chaperones attending, and provide a credit card.
Girl Scout leaders or parents wanting more information are invited to email Lacey Pacheco at lpacheco(at)ag.arizona.edu to be added to Lacey's email alert list for scout troops, parents and educators (or call 520-689-2723).
Workshops last 2.5 hours.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
September 24, 2011 - Creepy Crawlers
October 1, 2011 - Water Everywhere
October 8, 2011 - Earth and Sky
October 15, 2011 - Arizona
March 3, 2012 - Arizona
March 10, 2012 - Eco-Explorer
March 17, 2012 - Plants
March 24, 2012 - Earth is Our Home
Programs for Junior Girl Scouts
Workshops last 3.5 hours.
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
October 22, 2011 - Wildlife
October 29, 2011 - Earth Connections
November 5, 2011 - Arizona
November 1, 2011 - Finding Your Way
March 31, 2012 - Outdoor Creativity
April 7, 2012 - Your Outdoor Surroundings
April 14, 2012 - Plants and Animals
April 21, 2012 - Arizona
Advances Programs for Cadettes
Workshops last 4.5 hours.
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
November 19, 2011 - Wildlife
April 28, 2012 - Plants
Become a Junior Ranger
If you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!
On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.
When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center, Ranger Station or office. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!
Activity Sheet Summary
Pollination Puzzler: Why do flowers come in so many different shapes, sizes and smells? They are trying to attract pollinators! Pollinators help plants make seeds by carrying pollen from plant to plant. Pollen is a yellow (but sometimes purple, white, or orange) powder found in flowers. Since plants can’t travel by themselves, how can they get pollen from other plants? They use pollinators!
On the left is a list of kinds of flowers and information on special ways they attract pollinators. On the right is a picture of different pollinators. Draw a line from the flower description to its pollinator. At the park you can see examples of each type of flower!
Download 1-Page Activity Sheet ( 703 KB PDF)
Pledge & Button
Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”
Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.
Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.
- Alamo Lake
- Buckskin Mountain
- Cattail Cove
- Lake Havasu
- River Island
- Yuma Quartermaster Depot
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- Dead Horse Ranch
- Fort Verde
- Red Rock
- Riordan Mansion
- Slide Rock
- Verde River Greenway
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Lost Dutchman
- Lyman Lake
- Tonto Natural Bridge