Nuclear Science Day for Scouts 2023
We will be celebrating our 11th annual Nuclear Science Day for Scouts Event at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Saturday, September 30, 2023. This in-person event is designed for Girl Scouts and Boy Scout Association youths in 8th grade or higher. There is no cost to attend.
The event will run from ~9:00 am to ~4:30 pm.
The troop registration deadline is 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) on August 25, 2023. We expect to notify the accepted troops by ~August 31, 2023.
We have sent out our invitations to the troops that were randomly drawn from the registration pool. Check your emails. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
For those who have not received any notification, your troop is in the waitlist and you may receive an invitation after the accepted troops have responded.
This is the link to the registration form: https://bit.ly/3raQpNi
Please read the introductory info carefully on the registration form. Please coordinate the submission from your troop. If there is more than one registration from a troop, all submissions from the troop may be disqualified.
Participants will tour the Advanced Light Source. The tour requires walking up and down a flight of stairs and being near a strong magnetic field exceeding 5 Gauss (not a problem for credit cards but can be one for someone with a pacemaker). If this is an issue, please let us know in advance in the "comments" section of the registration form.
For those scouts that are accepted :
This year's information package on the logistics (driving directions, parking, check-in time...etc) will be available around the time of the acceptance notification.
Each vehicle entering the LBNL site should have a copy of the confirmation email that they receive, or there could be a delay for your troop to enter the Laboratory ground.
All participants (adult volunteers and youths) must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Participants will be barred from certain activities if the dress code is not followed. This is mandated by laboratory safety regulations.
Registration for those scouts that have been accepted begins at 9:00 am at Building 50 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
All participants should bring their own lunches and water bottles.
To complete the merit badge requirements, scouts need to fill out the online worksheet before the start of this event. More details will follow.