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Peg Brazelton Nature Center

Peg Brazelton Girl Scout

Nature Center and STEM Center at Burnham Woods

 The Peg Brazelton Girl Scout Nature Center is now open for programs!

Located on thirteen wooded acres in the heart of Fort Smith, the nature center at Burnham Woods houses several native species and offers a self-guided trail experience troops can schedule at their convenience. Look for more program opportunities as we continue to make improvements to the center.

              

Fall Programs

Nature Nights

April 8, 2015
April 22, 2015
May 6, 2015

Join us at the nature center for Nature Nights this spring. We’ll get to spend some time getting up close with a few of the critters who call Arkansas home, work on legacy naturalist badges, and explore the It’s Your Planet –Love It! Girl Scout Journey. You’ll also discover ways you can Take Action and make your world a better place.

Nature Nights

April 15, 2015
April 29, 2015
May 6, 2015

Discover how nature has helped us engineer everything from clothes and camping gear to helicopters and 360 degree lenses. Learn about careers in conservation and discover ways you can Take Action and make your world a better place. Don’t worry; you’ll still have plenty of time for some good old fashioned critter fun as well.

Pollinator Power Overnight: 
May 8-10, 2015

Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators! They do more than make tasty honey and help pretty flowers grow -they make life possible. Pollinators, like bees, butterflies, and bats, help crops that we depend on grow healthy and strong. Join us and Arkansas own Butterfly Lady, Lori Spencer for an up close look into the world of pollinators and find out how to make your future fly. 

Day Camps 

New this year! The Peg Brazelton Girl Scout Nature Center will offer Spring Break and Summer Day Camp Experiences for girls of all ages. Day Camps will focus on a wide variety of topics and help girls discover the natural world, connect with how nature affects their everyday lives, and take action to make their world a better place. Classic camp activities such as hiking, outdoor cooking, and crafts will round out the day camp experience. Lunch and snacks are included in the cost of registration.  Look for more information closer to the dates.

  • Oklahoma Spring Break:  March 18, 2015
  • Arkansas Spring Break:  March 24 – 26, 2015
  • Summer 2015:  June 15 – 19, 2015 
Oklahoma Spring Break Day Camp 

Oklahoma girls, this one’s just for you! Spend your day discovering your wild side! This one-day event will take you on adventure to discover your outdoor world. We’ll explore animal habitats and get an up close look at some of the critters who call Arkansas and Oklahoma home. The day camp experience includes classic camp activities such as hiking, outdoor cooking, and crafts.

Arkansas Spring Break Day Camp 

Arkansas’ girls, here’s your chance to spend your Spring Break discovering your wild side! This three-day event will take you on adventure to discover your outdoor world. We’ll explore animal habitats and get an up close look at some of the critters who call Arkansas and Oklahoma home. The day camp experience includes classic camp activities such as hiking, outdoor cooking, and crafts.

New! Troop-Scheduled Programs New this spring! 

Can’t make it to an event, but really want to bring your troop to the Nature Center. Now you can schedule your very own program. Contact Adrianne Johnson, Nature Center Specialist at ajohnson@girlscoutsdiamonds.org or (479) 452-1290 ext. 4024 for more information. 

For more information about Nature Center Programs visit the Program Calendar

Program Aides and Volunteers

Programs Aides and Volunteers are welcome to assist with any Nature Center Event. Contact Adrianne Johnson, Nature Center Specialist at ajohnson@girlscoutsdiamonds.org or (479) 452-1290 ext. 4024 for more info.

Service Projects

Troop and individual service projects are available year round. Contact Adrianne Johnson, Nature Center Specialist at ajohnson@girlscoutsdiamonds.org or (479) 452-1290 ext. 4024 for more info.