This spring, abcdexperiments/studio+lab ran a Naturalist Club at Ed Smith Elementary for kids k-3 for four weeks. We had a great time exploring the forest behind the school, the water tower, and the Water Detention Pond at Barry Park. We poked, we ambled, we just enjoyed ourselves outside! We encourage everyone to do the same… Continue reading Naturalist Club at Ed Smith Elementary
Here is another article supporting that “play” is critical in a child’s development, and how it needs to re-instituted into our education system. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/15/children-learn-play-age-eight-lego
I’m making a gamble that if I like to play with Legos, then other “adults” might also like it. Anyone 21+ is welcome to come make some crazy @^%$# on Friday.
Last night at the Academy Awards, Pete Docter won for his film Inside Out. I have long been a Pete Docter fan. When I was a kid (15), I used to go to the Spike & Mike Animation Festivals held annually in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Pete Docter was a student then at Cal Arts, but… Continue reading To Make…
The road to entrepreneurship certainly is a bumpy one. Which is, of course, what everyone says before you begin. I have found it quite difficult, since I am already prone to questioning every decision I make. And there are SO many decisions to be made when you are in charge of everything! This last… Continue reading Bumpy Road
Many of the ideas I try explore in my space are supported by the arguments made in this article. Let’s bring back Play! http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/09/465557430/what-kids-need-from-grown-ups-but-arent-getting
This is an interesting article about science education and how learning science “hands on” really makes a difference in understanding. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/04/461942790/making-science-teaching-more-than-a-backup-plan