20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Tuesday, April 14 2015

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne & The Map of Imagination

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 8

Verne published this account of a mysterious submarine's journeys around the world, just a few years after primitive submarines (H.L.Huntley) entered the American Civil War in a single awkward attack. Verne's advanced Nautilus was powered by electric motors, another veintion still in its infancy. Many engineers who would construct pilots the world's first useful submarines acknowledge Verne's tales inspired their work.

Construct a micro Nautilus, powered like Verne's by an electric motor. Construct a Sculpey Squid and other creatures that the Nautilus' Captain Nemo encountered in his journeys.

Instructor: Kiran Zaman

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