Guide Dogs: Experience Darkness in a Whole New Light~Cancelled
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Guide Dogs: Experience Darkness in a Whole New Light~Cancelled

Thu Jul 09, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Southeastern Guide Dogs Map
Tue Feb 18, 12:00 AM - Thu Jul 02, 11:59 PM
Program Type:
Manatee County
Girl Fee:
Adult Fee:
Maximum Attendance:
Original Date Cancelled, New Dates Coming Fall 2020!


The Beyond the Dark program was created by Southeastern Guide Dogs to teach the public about the vital work of their extraordinary dogs. The guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs provide freedom, confidence, and hope for people who cannot see, for veterans who have seen too much, and for children facing significant challenges.

Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors will be immersed in this multisensory experience to explore real-life challenges of those with vision loss and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities. Meet the graduates of the Southeastern Guide Dogs programs and hear their triumphant stories. You’ll also witness the highly trained guide dogs and service dogs at work and see the powerful difference these dogs make in the lives of those they assist. The program is ONLY for girls in grades 6-12.

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Before the presentation, enjoy the Beyond the Dark Café and sample complimentary gourmet coffee drinks! The first 30 minutes of this program will allow girls to leisurely seat themselves as the baristas provide coffee service.
  • Without revealing any surprises, be prepared to engage your senses and try on a blindfold.
  • It is important to remember the sensory and emotional nature of this program.
To register for this program event, please use your eBiz account.  If you do not have an account or need your password reset, please email customer care at with the subject title: eBiz acct, or contact us during business hours, Tues. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 800-232-4475, press 8 for customer care assistance.
  • Trigger warning—for veterans and others with PTSD, be aware that Beyond the Dark includes an audio presentation of combat scenes.