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Rhye or Jenny McLeod
Laurel, MS is Home to State’s Only Maker Camp©
Laurel, MS — July 5, 2017 — Central Creativity has been designated as an official Maker Camp©, making it the only Maker Camp in the state of Mississippi. Maker Camp is part of Maker Media, which includes Make: magazine and Maker Faire®. Each organization is rigorously evaluated throughout a six-month process before being awarded affiliate status.
Maker Camps can be found around the world. Many libraries, makerspaces, and community centers are hosting Maker Camps. Maker Camp provides simple, fun ways for kids to get involved in MAKING. Over 1 million kids have participated in Maker Camp since it launched in 2012.
The Maker Movement is a growing movement in education. It offers students the chance to work with new technological materials, while providing expanded opportunities and learning through firsthand experience. It’s bringing electronics, programming, and computational mathematics together in meaningful ways. It’s more than just high-tech gadgetry, though. It’s about “hands-on” crafting, and the discovery process that occurs when we create and evaluate. The Maker Movement overlaps with the natural curious inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. In short, The Maker Movement incorporates the arts, engineering, and science in a cooperative learning environment.
“What you see in the Maker Movement is a wide range of people, young and old, who are developing their talents and discovering new ways to solve interesting, everyday problems by working together on projects. Making is a meaningful form of personal expression that fosters creativity, builds community and encourages the collaborative practice of innovation.”
Dale Dougherty, Founder & CEO, Make:
Central Creativity is a dynamic, innovative learning facility that provides immersive instruction in art, music, drama, craft, science, culinary arts, math, engineering, technology, reading, and writing for students in grades PreK-12. All members of our faculty are dedicated education professionals who employ a student-focused, energetic approach to teaching that sparks critical, creative, and imaginative thinking. The goal of Central Creativity is to empower the minds of Mississippi’s bright young learners so they can become champions of critical and creative thought in our community and beyond.
Central Creativity’s Summer Camp series launches July 10th. Visit www.centralcreativity.com to enroll.