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Girl Scouting at Ochsner

On Saturday, February 27, Ochsner’s Academic Outreach team hosted its third annual Girl Scouts Science Discovery Day in the Brent House Conference Center and iLab. Six Girl Scout troops attended the event: Troop #1228 from Metairie, Troop #408 from River Ridge, Troop #821 from New Orleans, Troop #10845 from Denham Springs, Troop #30111 from Slidell, and Troop #21114 from Luling.
The theme was “February in Review,” celebrating Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, Mardi Gras, and the Saints’ Super Bowl victory. The girls completed various experience, including documentation of what was learned, to receive their Science Discovery patches and as well as goodie bags filled with holiday treats and toothbrushes.

2010 GSSD Balloons “Yeast Balloons”—The opportunity to learn about the chemical reaction and rapid rise of yeasts when mixed with sugar and warm water.

2010 GSSD Scientist “Act Like A Scientist”—The chance to recognize and understand the function of the human heart, lungs, brain, and stomach; the scouts were able to see the real thing via specimens.

2010 GSSD Live “Can’t Live Without It”—A collage of healthy foods, which taught them to value nutrition by choosing pictures with different fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains.
2010 GSSD Butterfly  “Butterfly of Many Colors”—An introduction to paper chromatography, indicating that every color is made up of many other colors.
2010 GSSD Germs  “Girl Scouts Don’t Have Germs”—The iLab experiment, led by Outreach Scientific Director Dr. Jawed Alam, consisted of growing germ samples in a Petri dish, demonstrating the importance of thoroughly cleansing your hands to eliminate germs.

Academic Outreach had the help of many of Ochsner’s employees and would like to thank all of them for volunteering to make this event yet another Science Day success, including Patricia Carson, Glenys Hall, Terri Hartung, Desiree Hyde, Socea May, Etosha McGee, Wendy Morrison, Katie Pellittieri, Janice Piazza, Nital Sheridan, Vanessa Truxillo, Laura Wicks, April Williams, and Lisa Williams.

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