Each year over 35,000 visitors descend on the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science for their annual BugFest. We were lucky enough to be a part of this year and families got a chance to build many different types of bugs out of LEGO® bricks. Here is what they came up with:
We recently had so much fun running our new JEDI Engineering w/LEGO program. Our instructors that are Star Wars nerds are really into teaching these programs, getting kids excited about the world of Star Wars, and answering what role engineers played in creating this world.
We ask our students, “who do you think built the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Millenium Falcon, Death Star, Imperial Cruiser, Clone Troopers, and even the Jedi Academy? Engineers.” Then as engineers, we begin to reconstruct the world and story lines of Star Wars through our LEGO building.
Check out some pictures from a JEDI Engineering camp we recently held in Ventura County, CA.
If you’d like more information about our JEDI Engineering programs, click HERE. We will be offering JEDI Engineering camps in various parts of the country this summer. If you’d like to know if we are offering these camps in your area, simply click here and search for camps near you: http://www.play-well.org/summer/2013/.
Meet Alex Gray Osborne, also known as AG. AG is our newest North Carolina engineering instructor, and a recent graduate from North Carolina State University. He told us that #4 on his bucket list was to get paid to play with LEGO. This job helped him cross off one of the items on his bucket list.
Last summer, AG worked in the Sierra Nevadas assisting the US Forest Service. He also found time to drive cross-country. Now AG hopes that some of the money he earns from this job can help him fulfill the next item on his bucket list: learning how to scuba dive. If you are interested in working for Play-Well TEKnologies and are in the process of fulfilling something on your bucket list, visit our Play-Well Jobs Page.
Details: Enter to win a Play-Well Engineering w/LEGO® Birthday Party (Value $300) PLUS two Swoop bags (Value $96). Expires 8/12/12
Who is Play-Well TEKnologies?
Play-Well TEKnologies provides project-based programs designed to teach the principles and methods of engineering to children, ages 5 – 14, using LEGO®. Play-Well has been growing future engineers since 1997.
What’s a Swoop Bag?
Swoop bags are the ultimate modern TOY STORAGE BAG + PLAYMAT in one.