Is it possible to travel around the world in less than two hours? The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center thinks it is.
The GEHC and local Girl Scouts from the Apalachee Service Unit are partnering to celebrate World Thinking Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford.
World Thinking Day is a learning opportunity that highlights international friendships and reminds everyone Girl Scouts are a part of a global community with members in more than 150 countries.
At World Thinking Day, each participating troop adopts a specific country, shares information, provides a taste of the country’s cuisine and makes a “swap” reflective of the culture.
With 24 troops planning to attend, visitors will travel to countries such as New Zealand, Peru, Germany, Greece, Jamaica, France, Kenya and the United Kingdom with the need for a passport. The public is invited to participate.
“You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to enjoy this program,” GEHC’s Director of Programming Jason West said. “It is for everyone, and I hope people across Gwinnett and northeast Georgia will come and experience it.”
In honor of the event, the GEHC will charge a special discounted admission of $2 per person between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Visitors can participate in the World Thinking Day program and see the GEHC’s special exhibit entitled Abracadabra! Everyday Magic. The exhibit explores the science and math concepts behind common magic tricks.
A separate Girl Scout charge will cost a dime per beverage/food item and swap.
For more information, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.