PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 is taking a fun field trip to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the National Geographic Museum on Saturday, 17 November 2012. The girls will learn more about the men and women of different faith and cultures during the Golden Age of Islam that stretched from Spain to China from the 7th to the 17th centuries. These discoveries in the fields of art, science, medicine, commerce, architecture and engineering have left their mark on our world today. For example, Fatima al-Fihri founded the world’s first university, Al Qarawayin, which still stands today in Fez, Morocco, and continues to be one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.
When: Saturday, 17 November 2012, 10AM – 12 Noon
8:45AM Group Departure from New Carrollton Metro
1:30PM Pick-Up from New Carrollton Metro
4700 Garden City Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784
Girls can also meet the troop at the National Geographic Museum at 9:45AM
Where: National Geographic Museum 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Who: Troop 3480 All Levels
Cost: $10 (Metro rail)
What to Bring: (1) bag lunch or lunch money, (2) spending money
All participating girls must be registered, current in dues, turn in a completed permission form, and wearing their Girl Scout pin and/or vest. Download the Permission Form, Girls Health Form and Adult Health Form. Turn in the forms via email to Troop Co-Manager Kesha or at the office at PGMA.
For additional information contact Troop Co-Manager Kesha at keshabdulm [at] gmail [dot] com.
Before you go, enjoy this short eye-opening introduction to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition in which three school children’s research project on the Dark Ages leads them to an enlightening visit in a library museum.
NOTE: Troop 3480 will not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, 16 November because of the Troop-wide field trip on 17 November. The next troop meeting will be on Friday, 30 November 2012, 6 – 7:30PM.