KID in the Community

KID in the Community: June 2019

By June 5, 2019 June 6th, 2019 No Comments

In between the daily school visits, after-school programs, busy weekends, and summer camp prep, the KID team was out in the community often this month making an impact! Here are just a couple highlights:

KID at Maker Faire NoVa

This past Sunday, June 2nd, KID Museum attended the NoVa Maker Educator Meetup, an opportunity for maker educators to learn from their peers, where two of our maker educators had been asked to lead breakout sessions. Dania Roach, just back from teaching Invention Studio in Vietnam, led a session about facilitating design thinking approaches, while Director of Education Strategy & Planning Liza Manfred gave an overview of our signature Invent the Future Challenge program. KID Museum kid and member, Jacob Oshinsky also presented his 3D printing and e-textiles projects at the Faire! The energy and excitement experienced at Maker Faire NoVa felt like a preview to FutureFest, our very own celebration of all things making, just a few months away. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, September 15, 2019!

KID teaches Girl Scouts about Sustainable Living

On Saturday, June 1st, KID Museum teamed up with Pepco to teach Girl Scouts Nations’ Capital about how solar power can reduce global warming. We visited the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center, which features a model solar home as well as hands-on activities to teach sustainable living. After the Girl Scouts toured the model home, they participated in activities led by KID educators, which included exploring battery powered inventions and solar panels. The girls then had the opportunity to make their own inventions, as well as draw and design their own houses. We look forward to continuing this partnership and holding similar events for our community!

– Becca Neuman, KID Museum