Come Join Us! It’s Free!
Join us on October 20th at Digifest and build an air rocket from scratch! Maker Kids and the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at Western University will provide the materials, you provide the inspiration. Experiment with the design and the destination for your interplanetary mission and then launch it! We launched rockets recently at the Howard Fall Fete.
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The Hack Jam at Digifest is a fun event that will mix kids, technology and fun! A bunch of awesome youth-serving organizations are getting together to show kids how much is possible when you become a creator – and not just a consumer – of technology and the web. Want to build a website? Make a video? Build a game? Design an app? All of that and more will be possible on October 20th!
Bummed that you’re a parent and not a kid? Don’t worry – Digifest is designed to be a fun event for the whole family!
Who should come: Most activities are designed for kids between the ages of 8 and 14, but the event is really meant to be fun for the whole family! Bring older and younger siblings along.
Date: Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Time: 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Corus Quay (25 Dockside Drive)
What Will My Kid Do at the Event?
This event is meant to be a semi-unstructured, collaborative, creativity-inpsiring experience for youth. There is no strict agenda, because we think just a touch of chaos is good for learning. There will be several activity stations set up around the Corus Quay Performance Studio. When kids arrive, they’ll be free to choose where they spend their time. This gives them the opportunity to work on the projects that they personally find interesting. Some kids will float around, spending time at many stations and working on many different things, while some kids will choose to spend the majority of their time working on one project. We welcome this sort of self-directed learning.
Each station will have volunteer instructors and assistants – there to teach the kids how to use the tools, and then to support them as they think creatively and explore the power of technology. More details to come.