Back in 2014, KC Rising, committed to an initiative to raise the level of quality jobs to 10 of their peer cities by 2025. A recent Kansas City Star Editorial communicated KC Rising’s vision. “KC Rising’s areas of focus include education around STEM-related occupations, life sciences, transportation, ways to enhance the region’s global competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship and increasing our human capital.”
The City of Lawrence and Play-Well TEKnologies will be collaborating on a community build on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 to build Downtown Lawrence out of LEGO® Bricks, while also introducing kids to various STEM-related professions. The goal is to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math in a way that is tangible and fun.
Over 50,000 pieces of LEGO® and hundreds of families will converge at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, KS, in an effort to build Downtown Lawrence and a part of Kansas University Campus, as a way to get more kids interested in engineering and other STEM and STEAM-related fields.
Location: Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Date: Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Time: 2 PM – 3:30 PM & 4:30 PM – 6 PM (For the best video and photos, we recommend press arrive near the end of each session)
Contact: Erin Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816.945.9917
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Here are examples of Play-Well’s City Builds around the country:
Salt Lake City, UT
Here are additional examples of other large builds Play-Well has done around the country.