STEM in Sustainability

Grades 9 – 12
Science, Technology, STEM

Environmental concerns and sustainability are everyone's responsibility.

Learn how various STEM are important in developing good sustainable habits and learn how to pursue these fields as a career.

About the Course:

Developing good habits to utilize resources in an efficient way is the cornerstone of sustainability. But did you know that most STEM fields are necessary to track and modify resource use? In this course, we will explore multiple STEM fields and their contribution to sustainability, including: Digital Technology, Data Science, Material Science, Ecology, Oceanography, Energy and Plant Science. Included in this class will be a career exploration to understand the different facets of these STEM fields and how to pursue them professionally.

Expected Outcomes:

Participants will:

Additional Information:

BSA Requirements:
Scouts will complete the following requirements of Sustainability Merit Badge: 1, 2 Water A, 2 Food A and B, 2 Community A, 2 Energy A and B, 3, 5 and 6;
This course is open to all youth in grades 9-12. We look forward to learning with all genders whether you are currently a Scout or not!
Science, Technology, STEM
High School (Grade 9 – 12)
23 Students
June 21 – 25, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 am

About the Cradle of Liberty Council BSA:

Teaching leadership & values while providing recreational activities for children of all ages, the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of serves more than 16,500 young people in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. We are among the largest youth serving organizations in the state of Pennsylvania led by over 5000 volunteers. Hundreds of community organizations, representing educational, religious, non-profit, civic, and business organizations join in partnership with Cradle of Liberty Council by chartering over 500 Scouting units (packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and groups).

If you are new to Scouting, let us introduce you and your children to a world where they will build lifetime friendships, while learning leadership skills, active citizenship, personal fitness, and practical knowledge through their participation in a diverse array of activities including camping excursions, summer programs for teens and much, much more. You can learn more at or find a Scouting close to home at

About the Instructors:

Our instructors are subject-matter experts either through their profession or hobby-related experiences, and are trained in the BSA Youth Protection training that includes safety measures online.