Walking Mountains hosts afternoon of artistic engineering, March 18
If you go …
What: Artistic Engineering.
When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18.
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon.
Cost: $10 per child; guardians are required to attend with their children.
More information: Reservations required. Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/fun, and click on “Artistic Engineering.” Call 970-827-9725 with questions.
AVON — You don’t have to be able to paint a watercolor landscape, shape a sculpture from clay or compose a symphony to be a true artist. Science and the arts have long been developing collaboratively, though their connection is not always evident. With both having intrinsic qualities of creativity, integrating science and art can boost attention, cognition, working memory and reading fluency.
Is your child a builder, an inventor or a dreamer? Walking Mountains Science Center, in partnership with the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado, will host an afternoon of artistic engineering from 2 to 4 p.m. today.
Instructors will facilitate activities, experiments and crafts that highlight how integral concepts of art and science are in our lives and how one often functions best when accompanied by the other.
Guardians Required to Attend
Children in grades three through six will build fully functional art robots that will be able to make abstract art drawings. This is not a drop-off program; guardians are required to attend.
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John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado is a non-profit organization based in Grand Junction. Their mission is to inspire a passion and respect for math and science in our communities.
They fulfill their mission by providing hands-on experiments and interactive presentations that demonstrate math and science concepts to people of all ages.
Learn more and register at http://www.walkingmountains.org/fun.