A Summer Fling

Medieval weaponry and youth outreach don’t often appear in the same sentence, much less the same room. Fortunately, thanks to a recent partnership between the Exhibitions Shop and the Digital Media Learning Program, area high schoolers had a chance to design and build their own catapults! Together, they applied many of the same techniques used for the Biomechanics show to realize their own innovations.

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.

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