Maker Ed is excited to welcome The Children’s Museum of the Upstate as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve.
Below is a glimpse into what Maker Corps will look like at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in 2015. Click here to learn more about becoming a Maker Corps Member at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate & Maker Corps 2015:
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is thrilled to join the ranks of Maker Corps! Our summer Maker Corps staff will facilitate the creation of new hands-on making experiences for Museum public programs and special events. Maker Corps Members will dream up and plan new projects to implement in our ongoing public programs like Fantastic Fibers, Play in Clay, Real Tool Time and Rad Science Lab as well as special events like International Day, Red White Blue Day, and Countdown to Kindergarten.
Our Maker Corps Members will also serve as the lead makers and instructors in our summer camps, generously sponsored for the third consecutive year by Cognizant’s “Making the Future” program. TCMU summer camps serve children from ages 4 through rising fifth graders. TCMU is dedicated to providing quality STEAM programming to our summer camp participants. This summer students will reach for the stars in Cosmos Camp using Harvard’s robotic telescopes and NASA’s illustrative software to create one-of-a-kind astrophotography, or be a star in Put on a Show Camp creating original scripts, sets and costumes! We will concoct healthy recipes in Healthy Living Camp and build with the Imagination Playground, Legos, robotic kits and more in Engineering Camp.
Also this summer we will be the first host of the new traveling exhibit, “Hello From Japan”, designed by Children’s Museum of Manhattan. We are partnering with Furman University’s Asian Studies Department to curate camp content for Hello from Japan Camp like making sushi and origami, designing textile patterns for kimonos and building pagodas while interacting with exhibit elements that explore modern life in Japan.
This summer is going to be a BLAST! There are so many exciting programs and events happening every day at TCMU. We look forward to growing and exploring with our team of Maker Corps Members.
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