Youth Workshops

Spring Workshop Dates

Workshops for Spring 2017 are scheduled the following dates.

  • March 4th
  • April 1st
  • Late April Date TBA

While our youth workshops are geared towards the Nuclear Science Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, we encourage any youth interested in learning about nuclear science to attend our workshop! Girl Scouts have the option of earning their "Get to Know Nuclear" patch.

Boy Scout Workshop Description

Earn your Nuclear Science merit badge in one day with the help of the UW American Nuclear Society! Non-Scouts are also encouraged to attend and will receive a certificate. Any youth is welcome to join Activities for this year include:

  • Tour of the UW-Fusion Facilities and possible tour of the UW-Nuclear Reactor.
  • Informative presentations on Nuclear Science, Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Detection, and Careers in the Nuclear industry.
  • Hands on activities with radiation detectors and cloud chambers

For all the information about coming to the workshop, see Details and Important Information [PDF]. Please make checks payable to "UW American Nuclear Society." Driving directions can be found here.

Girl Scout Workshop Description

Are you a Girl Scout interested in learning about nuclear science? We have a workshop for you too! Please contact to discuss a potential workshop. Due to a difference in requirements, we would prefer to host specific Girl Scout Workshops. Girls of all ages from 4th - 12th grade can earn their "Get to Know Nuclear" patch. Check out this link to learn more about the requirements. We can help you fulfill these requirements with a Girl Scout Workshop!

Homework Submission

Boy Scouts are required (other youth participants are highly encouraged!) to fill out a homework sheet before attending the workshop. The sheet helps scouts fulfill the requirements of the Nuclear Science merit badge. Homework responses can be submitted by filling out this form.

Any further questions can be directed to Jake Quincey at