Scouting at Mesker
Let us help your scout earn their merit badges, journeys, & adventures. Choose from one of our established scouting programs or work with us to create a new one for your troop or pack!
For more information and to discuss program dates, contact Sevena Lewis at [email protected] or 812-435-0809.
2018 Boy Scouting Programs
Saturday, June 23, 2018
9:30AM – 1:30PM
Boy Scouts Plant Science
Scouts will learn about the science and use of plants during this 3 hour program. In the morning session (9:30 am to 11:00 am) learning begins with basics about plant anatomy and the process and importance of photosynthesis. Scouts will take a tour of a greenhouse on grounds and discuss pollinators at the pollinator garden.
In the afternoon session (12:00 pm to 1:30 pm) scouts will learn about gardening at home, focusing on the horticulture track. An on grounds planting project will be done with zoo staff and scouts will take home a design for their own home garden at the end of the day.
Requirements Fulfilled Plant Science 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8A, 8B, 8D1-3, 8E4A
There will be an hour break for lunch between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. Lunch can be purchased on-grounds at our Rain Forest Grill. Lunch purchased off-grounds cannot be brought back into the zoo, but can be enjoyed in the picnic areas outside of the zoo.