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A Handful of Spots Still Available for “Innovate and Create” Summer Camp For Girls Grades 6-10

July 5th, 2017

(Santa Fe, NM)—It is not too late to enroll your daughter in this summer’s Innovate & Create Camp - an engaging two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors for young women in grades 6-10. For two weeks this month (July 10-14, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017), participants will via guided maker activities bridging technology, art, and history in fun innovative ways.

“Together with the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and the Santa Fe Opera we are offering this exciting hands-on program to the next generation of innovative women makers,” said Meredith Davidson of the New Mexico History Museum who spearheaded the partnership. “In partnership with the Girl Scouts we offer this Innovate & Create camp which gives these young women access to museum resources and exposure to behind-the-scenes efforts at the Santa Fe Opera.”

Cost is $100 per teen, per week. Camp is available for students in grades 6-10 and is limited to 15 participants per week. Individuals can sign up for one week or both. Included in the fee is a complementary one-year membership in the Girl Scouts and the opportunity to learn with like-minded young women. Scholarships are available.

Week 1 (July 10-14, 10am-4pm) Learn about important New Mexican women of history through engineering. We’ll focus on maker projects using 3D printing technology, multimedia, and circuitry to make an interactive board game. Become a part of history while learning from the collections at the New Mexico History Museum.

Week 2 (July 24-28, 10am-4pm) Explore electronics and circuitry through music and textiles. We’ll capitalize on access to the Santa Fe Opera as inspiration to create futuristic music, sewable electronics, and explore the History Museum’s textile collection to bridge the past with the future. 

To register contact: Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails | 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE | Albuquerque, NM 87109 Ph: 505-343-1040 | Fax: 505-343-1050 | em: customercare@nmgirlscouts.org

 

Photo Credit:

Innovate & Create camper, 2016 Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

The New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is part of a campus that includes the Palace of the Governors, a National Treasure and the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, its exhibitions and programs are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

Media Contact:

Mary Ann Hatchitt

505-681-4014

mahatchitt@outlook.com

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