Google and the company behind Make magazine and Maker Faire have teamed up to make summer less boring by creating a flexible “Maker Camp” on Google+, where teens can learn to do projects, take virtual visits to high-tech labs, and have a chance to share creations with a million other young people. Maker Camp is online with local meetups, and it happens for the next six weeks via the Maker Camp community.
Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m., Keene campers can meet and work on projects at the Keene Public Libary with the help of a Making Mentor.
The Keene Public Library is a local Maker Camp affiliate — there are 120 around the country in places like other libraries, where teens can get together with other makers and work on your projects together.
Maker Camp at the Keene Public Library runs through Aug. 11. Last year, about one million kids participated (not necessarily in the whole summer, though — teens can do as much or as little as you like).
Tinker and explore in our a highly interactive hands-on program. Workshops are designed to introduce young learners aged 8 to 13 to many creative processes and their real world applications. During each session, youth will imagine, plan, explore, communicate, tinker and create.
Today young makers will engineer with paper. Skills learned will include mechanical physics and basic electronics.
Through this process, youth will develop presentation skills, learn to work as a team, and learn to problem solve.
Throughout the series topics covered may include, but are not limited to:
→ Circuits and Electronics
→ Computer Coding
→ 3D printing
→ Animation and Film Production
→ A variety of other hands-on activities!
Different projects will be introduced throughout the summer. Please visit our calendar to see what activities will be explored at each Maker Camp session and sign up by either calling the library or registering online.
The Keene Public Library is proud to be a Maker Camp Affiliate Site and a 2016 Maker Corps Site. The Maker Corps program was created by the Maker Education Initiative as a national commitment to connect makers like me to community-serving institutions who need qualified and motivated people to expand their capabilities. The Maker Corps program is intended to expand the capabilities of local community education institutions to help them implement new maker-oriented activities.
For more information, call the library at 352-0157 and follow KeenePublicLibrary Kids on Google+.