DES MOINES, Iowa – Calling all makers, innovators and creators – of the kid variety.
The Science Center of Iowa unveiled its Make@SCI maker lab exhibit last summer, and saw such success that it made it even bigger for this year. The exhibit, open Thursday, will be around through early September and features several stations for kids to experience activities in circuitry, animation and building.
“It’s really all about STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math.) And getting our kids today to think differently about that,” said Leisha Barcus of the Science Center of Iiowa. “To be innovators and creators. It’s about bringing people sort of out of their basements and out of their garages – the “tinkerers,” if you will – and bringing them in a social environment so they can work with one another and learn from one another.”
Starting June 1, kids can get hands-on with makers from all over the state through daily workshops focused on a specific topic in the STEM field. In addition, researchers are on-site to help kids through activities, and to record data on what stations work best with kids to make the Make@SCI exhibit even better for next summer.
For a full schedule on this summer’s workshops at the Make@SCI exhibit, click here.