Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Hang out – Make art – Communicate About Important Local Issues
Imagine you could make an animated cartoon turtle appear in your room and lead you on a scavenger hunt through your town as she tells you how plastic pollution is hurting her and her friends.
Join AR Girls this summer and use your creativity to produce your own augmented reality (AR) experience to make your community aware of how to reduce waste: food waste, fashion waste and plastic waste.
In the AR Girls Workshop, you will learn to use an AR app to overlay graphics, videos, audio and even your own art onto the real world. You’ll even get to showcase your AR experience at a community event and see what attendees learned!
The AR Girls Workshop is two fun-filled weeks of design, creation and games ending with a Saturday community showcase (plus a yummy sundae celebration).
AR Girls is supported by a National Science Foundation grant and is FREE to all participating girls. You don’t need any prior experience…just a readiness to unleash your creative potential!
Check out the below schedule to see if there is an AR Girls workshop near you. Hurry and apply — the deadline is July 1st or until full.
Program date and time:
Daily Workshops: 9am-3:30pm
Saturday Showcase: 12-4pm
Fiddlehead Art and Science Center
25 Shaker Rd, Gray, ME 04039
July 13-25, 2020
Wintergreen Art Center
149 State St, Presque Isle, ME 04769
July 27-Aug 8, 2020
256 High St, Belfast, ME 04915
August 3-15, 2020
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.
Art Organization Partners
A Creative Collaboration between:
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.