AR Girls

Hang out – Make art – Communicate About Important Local Issues

AR Girls is an NSF funded research project designed to support teenage girls with an interest in art in developing science communication skills through art and technology.

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AR GirlsAR Girls Virtual Workshop hosted virtual participants this summer, where they learned to use their creativity to produce your own augmented reality (AR) experiences to make their community aware of how to reduce waste – like food waste, fashion waste, and plastic waste. In the AR Girls Virtual Workshop, participants learned to use a cool AR app to overlay graphics, videos, audio, even your own art, onto the real world. AR Girls is an NSF funded research project designed to support teenage girls with an interest in art in developing science communication skills through art and technology. Working with project partners from the University of Maryland, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin, MMSA has designed a program for girls ages 12-16 to create an Augmented Reality (AR) experience about an environmental topic relevant to the local community. The experience will be designed using Metaverse software and various art and media production tools. The pilot program began summer of 2018 at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, ME. ar girls stem summer workshop
Art Organization Partners
Fiddleheads Art and Science Center
waterfall arts
Wintergreen Arts Center

A Creative Collaboration between:

mmsa
UMCES
University of Wisconsin Madison
Project Funders
NSF

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #1657217.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Project Staff

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