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Kids can build an art robot at Walking Mountains’ children’s workshop

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Walking Mountains Science Center | Special to the Daily
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What: Engineering and the Arts, presented by Walking Mountains Science Center and John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado.

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon.

Cost: $10 per child; target age group is kindergarten through fifth grade.

More information: Call Kaitlyn Merriman, community programs coordinator, at 970-827-9725, ext. 137, or register at www.walkingmountains.org/sp and click on “Artistic Engineering.”

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. Science and art are both intrinsic qualities of creativity, and integrating the two can boost attention, cognition, working memory and reading fluency.

Is your child a builder, an inventor and a dreamer? Then join Walking Mountains Science Center, in partnership with the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of engineering and the arts. Instructors will guide children to build an art robot.

The robots are simple to make and will be able to create abstract art drawings. After a fun day of building, children will be able to take their robots home so they can experiment with making alterations on their own time.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will leave with a heightened sense of scientific creativity and tangible evidence of their afternoon of experiential learning. Kids are welcome to come alone, but parents are also invited to hang out and enjoy the show. For more information and to register, visit http://www.walking mountains.org/sp and click on “Artistic Engineering.”




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