Middle School Makers Camp offers technology learning for Spring Break

The New Entrepreneur Network of the Hop and Mae Adams Foundation is partnering with the Carson City Library to kick off the second Middle School Maker Camp March 21-23.

Campers will get hands-on experience in digital media, web design, branding, and 3D printing.

Middle School Maker Camp will take place at the Digitorium in the Carson City Library, with a 3D printer, Green Screen, and Macbook computers. The entire camp will revolve around the key aspects of creating a successful business.

Tuesday, will introduce Campers to digital media production. Students will use Green Screen technology and iMovie to create their own commercials. The guest speaker on this day will be Arianna Bennett of KTVN Channel 2.

Wednesday, will focus on web design and branding. Campers will learn how to design a basic website and gain an understanding of the importance of consistent branding. Guest speaker Lindsay Chichester is a web design and branding specialist from University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension.

Thursday, will be 3D printing day. Students will learn how to code for 3D printing and how to calculate the costs of materials needed to print their designs. Guest speaker Jake Mestre is an engineer and 3D printing expert.

The three-day camp will take place during three half-day sessions from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Admission is free, and kids are able to participate in any or all of the days.

Students interested in signing up for the Middle School Maker Camp should be in grades 6-8. Email alex@newenetwork.com to register.


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