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USGS Represented at 90th Anniversary of Girl Scouts

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(above) Just Imagine:Entrance to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, FL, showing the Girl Scout banner and theme for the 90th-anniversary celebration.
(below) Tracy Enright helps a prospective geologist identify sand samples.
photo of Tracy Enright helping a prospective geologist
On October 26, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center in St. Petersburg, FL, participated in "Just Imagine," an event in Tampa, FL, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The combined effort of three Girl Scout councils from southwestern Florida, the all-day event drew more than 5,000 attendees. To accommodate that many participants, the Girl Scouts had exclusive use of Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and the University of South Florida (USF)'s Sundome from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An experiment for MOSI, it was the first time that the museum had closed its entire facility to the public for a special event.

Megan Frayer led a group of USGS volunteers to staff a booth at MOSI. The USGS shared the MOSI auditorium with some expected exhibitors, such as USF's College of Marine Science and Tampa Bay's Busch Gardens adventure park, and some unexpected exhibitors, such as The Ninety-Nines, an organization started by female pilots in 1929 to promote women in aviation. Thanks go to Tracy Enright, Kathy Pegram, and Iuri Herzfeld, who helped Megan staff the USGS booth.

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St. Petersburg Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg, FL
Girl Scouts of the USA
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Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Tampa, Florida
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida (USF)

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