Nature-Inspired Math Activities Await at UT Gardens

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians invite Junior and Brownie Girl Scouts to join us at the University
of Tennessee Gardens for an exciting day of nature-inspired math activities on October
29, 2023. The event promises a unique opportunity for young minds to engage with
female mathematicians, explore the fascinating world of shapes and patterns in nature,
and participate in hands-on activities like crafting bird feeders.

Tailored for Brownies and Juniors, this event welcomes a maximum of 50 participants.
Attendees will have the chance to earn the Shapes in Nature, Numbers in Nature, and
Design with Nature badges, symbolizing their new understanding and skills in
mathematics.The cost of participation in this day of exploration and learning is set at
$25 per Girl Scout, encompassing all three badges that will be earned throughout the

The event will take place at the UT Gardens Friendship Pavilion located at 2518 Jacob
Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, this event is set to unfold from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Attendees
are welcome to check in between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm, and pickups will take place
from 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm.

Kristen Mecke, NIMBioS project manager, welcomes inquiries via email at For registration and secure payments, interested participants can
conveniently register through

We encourage Brownies and Juniors to apply to participate in a day of discovery,
collaboration, and growth at UT Gardens on October 29th.

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    From 2008 until early 2021, NIMBioS was supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF Award #DBI-1300426, with additional support from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Any options, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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