The New Jersey State Museum will present SCOUTING ASTRONOMY and SCOUTING GEOLOGY on Saturday, May 20, 2017 and SCOUTING ARCHAEOLOGY and SCOUTING ASTRONOMY on October 21, 2017.
These programs are designed to aid in fulfilling the requirements for the Scout merit badges in astronomy, geology and archaeology. However, it is not necessary to be a Scout to enroll in a program. A Boy Scout counselor will be available at all sessions. Groups need attend only one session. Each program costs $6.00 per person. Advance reservations are necessary. Please use the attached reservation forms. For more information on the programs call (609) 292-8594 or (609) 292-6303, weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Astronomy: Scouts will learn how to find constellations of different seasons, how to see the Big Dipper to find the North Star, how to read a star map, how to locate stars of different colors. Special attention will be paid to the characteristics of the Moon and planets and the concept of distance within the solar system and beyond.
Geology/Archaeology: Learn about the earth and the history of its human inhabitants from the Museum’s professional geologists, paleontologists and archaeologists. Our staff will be on hand to guide you through the Museum’s collection of specimens, tools and maps. Don’t forget to bring your own collections: we’ll help you identify those too! Find out what geologists and archaeologists do. Our staff’s expertise will help you fulfill many of the requirements for badges and other programs in Scouting.