SuperHeroes of the Maker Movement – Feb. 22 @ The Willows

maker_movement_body3Would you like to construct your own radio transmitter, program with electronics or light up a stuffed toy? The Willows Community School presents a Superheroes of the Maker Movement Day to do all this and more on Sunday, February 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. on The Willows Campus at 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, 90232. Events include a Panel Discussion with the Maker Superheroes, Maker Activities for kids age four through second grade, and hands-on workshops for children in third through eighth grade and young adults.

The teen Makers leading the day’s events are Sylvia Todd, Schuyler St. Leger, and Quin Etnyre. Sylvia is the Host and Producer of web-based Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show and author of “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book.” Schuyler St. Leger (“Why I love My 3D Printer.”) is a speaker and tech wiz featured in Make magazine and The New York Times. Quin Etnyre is CEO of his own tech start-up, QTechKnow, and a teacher of Arduino to MIT grad students. Gary Stager, Ph.D., an internationally acclaimed educator and author of Invent to Learn, is hosting the event.

Schedule and registration information:
Panel Discussion & Q & A with Superheroes of the Maker Movement
Sunday, February 22 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Sylvia Todd, Schuyler St. Leger, Quin Etnyre and Dr. Gary Stager
Free, Reservations Required

Maker Activities for Children Age 4 through 2nd Grade
Sunday, February 22 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Hosted maker activities with stations for exploration, collaboration and sheer fun. Includes brief Meet and Greet with Superheroes of the Maker Movement
$10 materials fee, Reservation Required

Hands-On Workshops led by the Superheroes of the Maker Movement
Sunday, February 22 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Workshop topics:
Sylvia Todd: Soft Circuits (Build a light-up stuffed creature)
Quin Etnyre: Introduction to Arduino (Start building and programming with electronics)
Schulyer St. Leger: Radio All Around Us (Construct and program a radio transmitter)
$25 materials and registration fee Includes kid-friendly reception

Reservations for all events:

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