Education

Mobile Planet 2013

Mobile Planet was an intensive one-week game design workshop for middle school-aged teens and tweens. In this program, teens learned about the systems, processes, and critters that play pivotal roles in the world of soil. Participants met Mark Bramstedt, Soil Scientist at the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and learned about the world just a few inches beneath our feet. In addition, students learned about game design and created game prototypes.

Sound Planet 2013

Sound Planet was an intensive one-week sound design workshop that investigated the field of Anthropology through the lens of music. In this program, teens explored how cultures around the world have created instruments and music that is reflective of their history and environment. Students explored sounds and music throughout the Museum’s exhibitions and behind the scenes in the Museum’s collections.

Digital Planet: Creatures of the Watery Abyss Showcase

Digital Planet: Creatures of the Watery Abyss was an intensive one week video making workshop about life at the bottom of the ocean. Teens from Chicagoland and beyond met Associate Curator Dr. Janet Voight and learned about what it is like to research ocean life thousands of feet beneath the surface. Teens travelled (virtually) to ocean depths rarely seen, learned the secrets of bioluminescent  fishes, and experienced a behind-the-scenes tour of The Field Museum's Collection Resource Center. These young film makers then selected a topic and created a short video on it.

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