Is it possible to travel around the world in less than three hours? The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) thinks it is and invites you to become an international traveler without leaving the borders of Gwinnett County.
The GEHC and local Girl Scouts from the Apalachee Service Unit are partnering to celebrate World Thinking Day on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 11:00am until 2:00pm.
"The GEHC is excited to partner with our local Girl Scout troops and host them as they participate in the annual World Thinking Day event," said Jason West, director of programming and development.
World Thinking Day is a learning opportunity that celebrates international friendships and reminds everyone that 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 about that country, provides a taste of that country's cuisine, and makes a "swap" that is reflective of the culture.
With more than 20 troops planning to attend, visitors will get to experience a taste of countries such as China, Mexico, Switzerland, Japan, France, Italy, and more.
World Thinking Day may be organized by the Girl Scouts, but the public is invited to participate.
"You don't have to be a Girl Scout to enjoy this program. It is for everyone, and I hope people across Gwinnett and northeast Georgia will come and experience it," added West.
In honor of the event, the GEHC will charge a special discounted admission of $1.00 per person between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm. Visitors can participate in the World Thinking Day program, see the Peanuts…Naturally and Shutter Sense and Non-sense exhibits, and experience an e-Planetarium show. As always, GEHC members are admitted free. There will be a separate Girl Scout charge of a dime per beverage/food item and swap.
For more information on the GEHC and World Thinking Day, please visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.
This program is open to everyone!