Ages 9 - 12
Full STEAM Ahead!
Jul 26 - 30, 2021
9AM - 3PM
Join us in this interdisciplinary workshop that combines science, technology, engineering, art and design. Using new coding languages and creative hardware components, students bring art designs to life in this immersive maker workshop. Students craft paper robots complete with blinking LED lights, expressive robot sculptures that move, animated pop-up cards, interactive artistic dioramas, and lastly, students design their own computer games with artsy flair. We explore various platforms such as Lego WeDo, Microbits and the MIT software Scratch(™) to investigate basic engineering, mechanical design, beginner programming and interactive artwork. Let’s discover the art of technology!
Caroline Hanson has been an educator for more than 25 years, combining her humanities background with a passion for STEM education to create enriched classroom experiences using LEGO Mindstorms robotics, WeDo and hands-on problem-solving activities. She currently teaches at Aspen Middle School, coaches FIRST LEGO League teams, coordinates a regional robotics tournament, and serves on the LEGO Education Advisory Panel as a middle-grade educator.
Peter Hanson has been teaching for more than 25 years and combines his love of STEM, science, math and hands-on learning as the Think, Make and Improve teacher at Aspen Middle School. He has been a robotics coach, math educator, science educator, and science outreach coordinator before moving into a maker-oriented position for grades 5 through 8.
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Lodging & Meals
Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.
Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.
We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.
Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.