Welcome to Summer 2020 Camps
Hello YoungBotBuilders! Are you all well? Are you making the most of your extra time at home? As the need continues for us to shelter in place, I wanted to let you know where we monitoring the situation and how it affects our summer camp schedules.
At this point, we are holding July camps. We’ve modified what we’ll build and how we’ll build in order to be as safe as possible. Precautions we’ll be taking:
- Employees will be wearing masks the entire time
- Children are asked to bring masks, but are not required to wear them unless they are involved in a more interactive component of camp. They would be requested to wear 5 – 10 minutes during activity
- Wipe down and disinfected tables and chairs between each session
- LEGO brick kits assigned to a single pair the entire time and disinfected between sessions
- Hand sanitizer and wipes will be readily available and used before starting builds and snack times
- No water fountains will be available and no sharing snacks
If there’s any camp that you’ve paid for already that we either have to cancel or reschedule, we’ll give you a full refund on your order. Even if we don’t cancel and you feel uncomfortable coming to camps, we’ll extend a full refund.
Please share your Quarantine Builds with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For the remainder of summer, camps will run 4 days (Monday – Thursday). We’ve got our tried and true camps that kids have come to love year after year. The offerings are: WeDo Robotics 1.0 and 2.0, LEGO Engineering, and Mindstorms EV3.
The Art of the Brick Exhibit & Contest
Hello YoungBotBuilders! Wanted to let you know about the upcoming Denver of Museum of Nature and Science Exhibit featuring The Art of the Brick. This features brick artist Nathan Sawaya who uses LEGO bricks to make art.
The global sensation “The Art of the Brick” – an exhibition focused solely on original LEGO® Brick sculptures created by Nathan Sawaya – is coming to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this summer, June 19, 2020-Jan. 24, 2021. This will be the first time the exhibition will be in Denver.
To engage the community, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is currently hosting a contest for local youth – a design challenge encouraging kids to get creative with their own LEGO® Bricks.
Kids are encouraged to tap into their inner LEGO artist using STEAM concepts by creating and submitting their own LEGO Brick sculptures using the theme of nature and science. Kids should construct their own LEGO Brick masterpiece and submit a photo of it to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science by April 24, 2020.
Winners will be selected in different age groups ranging from 3 years old to 18 years old. All entrants are asked to keep their sculptures because all winners’ sculptures will be displayed at the Museum during The Art of the Brick exhibition this summer.
To review the contest details, rules and prizes, visit dmns.org/brick.
Watch an interview with the artist.
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