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Program Helps Girl Scouts Earn Badges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: February 17, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Bucheit, Conservancy, 330-657-2796 ext. 117
Contact: Ralph J. Davila, Conservancy, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula, Ohio (Friday, February 7, 2012) - The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Environmental Education Center (EEC) will be hosting two separate weekends for Girl Scouts that will help them earn badges while learning and exploring in a national park setting.

Troops will hike, practice survival skills, and learn about Northeast Ohio's plants and animals to complete work towards new Girl Scout Journey Badges. Badge categories include Camper, Gardener, and Animal Habitats. Evening activities include a staff-led night hike with campfire and a "make-it, take-it" spa night. The program will take place Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 or Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20.

Environmental Education Coordinator Jennifer Bucheit, who is in her fifth year of organizing the annual event, always enjoys working with a new group of Girl Scouts to help them earn badges.

She commented, "This is a great opportunity for scouts to meet other girls from neighboring troops and councils. It is a chance for troops to bond in comfortable and convenient settings, while working towards earning badges. I can't wait for the smiles and laughs that always accompany the Girl Scouts."

To learn more about the weekend or to register, please call 330-657-2796 ext. 100 or visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Pre-registration is required for this event.

The EEC is co-managed by the Conservancy for CVNP and National Park Service.

About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.