Description: In this camp, students will learn about being sustainable, green product design, learn about biomimicry-that is, learning from plants and animals when designing products, consider how to connect schools/learning spaces to nature, and participate in a virtual circular design challenge with their peers.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm live webinar with camp instructor and students.
Monday Topic: Are you living sustainably? Sharing our practices for living more sustainably.
Activity: Writing your sustainability tale and creating your family plan for living sustainably.
Tuesday Topic: Biomimicry: What can the plants and animals teach us about design?
Activity: Designing a robot based on biomimicry (chose an animal to mimic in your robot).
Wednesday Topic: Designing a sustainable city; designing our homes and schools to be green.
Activity: Designing your sustainable city; Re-design your school or home to be connected to nature.
Thursday Topic: Green design; Getting ready for our design challenge.
Activity: Re-design a toy (your favorite toy) to be green (better materials, to be reused or repurposed)
Friday Topic: Sharing and celebrating our designs.
Activity: Sharing student toy designs; creating your own sustainability card game.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Independent work on activity.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Share your ideas with your peers and post your work into the class workspace.
We will be using Zoom for our webinars. The webinar information will be sent a week before the start of the summer camp. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Camp takes place: Monday, July 27, 2020, 11:00 AM to Friday Jul 31, 2020, 4:00 PM EDT.
For students in Grades 3, 4 and 5.