Quick Info Page

FREE Unit Trips

Here are just some of the badges a visit to Safari Zoo can help you earn

Adventure badge: Go on an adventure away from your meeting placeAnimal Active : Choose a wild animal that has become endangered and find out as much as you can about it. Present your findings in an interesting way. This could be a poster, leaflet, slide show or PowerPoint presentation. Show your presentation to an interested audience. http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/guides/gfibadge/badges/animalactive.html
Environment badge: Find out about an endangered species, like tigers, giraffes, red squirrels or Andean Bears. Make a display or information pack about them. Need some help? Ask a keeper, check out the animal section on our website for information about the endangered animal and how we and you can help save the environment . http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/badges/environment.asp Science: Animals and nature – what impact do we, as humans, have on nature and what positive things can you do to tackle this? visit Safari zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium or nature reserve, or attend a university/school extra-curricular day http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/Guides/gfibadge/badges/science.html
Friend to animals badge: Endangered animals *Make a poster or leaflet about an endangered animal. Include details about: - where it lives - what it eats - why it is endangered. *Choose a charity or organisation that helps protect endangered animals – you could choose one of our charities the Wildlife Protection Foundation or The Sumatran Tiger Trust . Help support the work, for example join one of its sponsored events. *Find out about some animals that are already extinct. Explain why this has happened, and what can be done so it doesn't happen in the future. *Make up a quiz, game or activity about endangered animals for your Six. Zoos, animal sanctuaries and wildlife reserves *Visit your nearest zoo, animal sanctuary or wildlife reserve. Find out about some of the animals that live there, including at least one you hadn't heard of before. Make a scrapbook about your visit. *Look at the different colours and patterns of animals. Explain why animals need camouflage. Use some of the patterns you see in a piece of art, for example a face mask. *Describe how life is different for animals that live in the wild to those that live in captivity. *Find out how some zoos' conservation work helps to protect endangered animals. Get details of the adoption schemes that are run by some zoos and sanctuaries. Animal care *Know why humans are a threat to animals, and what can be done about it. Make a poster or leaflet showing how Brownies can help. *Imitate five animals for the rest of your Six to guess. *Know where your local vet's surgery is and when it is open. Explain: - why your pet might need to visit the vet - what you would do if you found a sick or stray animal. *Make a book about animals for a young child. Choose at least five animals and say where they live, what they eat and what their babies are called. http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/badges/friendtoanimals.asp Community Action: 3. Action on a worldwide issue. You could find out about projects sponsored by organisations such as our charities The Wildlife Protection Foundation or The Sumatran Tiger Trust. The project: • must be planned carefully • may be completed individually or with other Patrol members • should be worked on for a minimum of 12 hours over a three-month period. Your plans should cover: • who will be involved, eg Guides, school friends, community members • personal safety issues that need to be considered • what permission is needed, and from whom • how long it will take, eg weekly, over a weekend, a few hours over several weeks • how you will know whether it has been a success. http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/Guides/gfibadge/badges/communityaction.html
Science badge: visit Safari zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium or nature reserve, or attend a university/school extra-curricular day http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies/badges/science.asp Commonwealth award 5. Environment a) Study in detail one of the following in your country: environmental pollution, water supplies, forestry, conservation, soil erosion, sustainable resources. b) Find out about environmental issues in another Commonwealth country and investigate how that country is addressing them. 8. Public speaking or debating Do either a or b. a) Give a talk to a group of your peers on any subject you choose, which should last not less than five minutes. b) Take part in an organised debate as the principal speaker for or against the motion. 11. Investigation Do either a or b. a) Investigate Safari zoo - How does this fit in with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)? http://www.girlguiding.org.uk/Guides/gfibadge/badges/commonwealthaward.html