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Courses and Resources – STEM and Conservation

STEM and Conservation

STEM Program Orientation

STEM Experiments (Kits)

Outdoor Ethics Basic Training

Distinguished Conservation Service Award

This page serves to host links to resources for courses from the 2021 TREX Event. For access to the live course and recorded videos please register to participate below.

STEM Program Orientation

Donnie Collins, Shawn Spencer

An introduction to the BSA STEM/Nova program and awards, and then an in depth on how to run the program in your unit and district; as well as the basic training to be a Nova Counselor and a Supernova Mentor.  This course will meet the requirements for training cards under training codes D82 and D83.

Outdoor Ethics Training

Shawn Spencer

Successful completion of this course qualifies the participant for the LNT/Outdoor Ethics training component required as an adult, and qualifies the Youth for the LNT training component of the Outdoor Ethics Awareness/Service awards. Training cards will be sent to participants following successful completion of the class.
Participants will learn about the principles of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly as well as receive materials to help them present and use this information in their unit. This will be a three period class.

Distinguished Conservation Service Award

Shawn Spencer, David Bisceglia

The Distinguished Conservation Service Award has replaced the W.T. Hornaday award.  Join us for this informational session on the new award and how to begin working towards earning it.

STEM Experiments (KITS)

Donnie Collins

Is your troop stuck in a rut, doing the same activities year after year? Are you looking for ways to attract youth who do not think they like the woods, but are excited about being the next “Maker” or the idea of experiments? STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities can be a great way to increase interest and participation in your troop activities while preparing your Scouts for advanced topics in school and their future career options. The STEM program provides additional areas for the Scouts to explore, along with their requirements for earning rank advancement. So it fits in with the Merit Badge program. The Nova requirements all have a merit badge requirements in them, so Scouts have to earn a merit badge as part of the requirements. We will demonstrate how KITS for each topic will aide in guiding the scouts towards a fun adventure, while making your life as a mentor easier to fit within your present program. This course does not complete requirements for Nova Counselor / Supernova Mentor.  This is meant to be a complement to session PRG04.