February 19: Cardboard City

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Cardboard City | Engineers Week

Ages 6-8
9 am- 3pm

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All around the world people are thinking of new ways of creating structures from discarded materials. It is not only environmentally beneficial to recycle materials, it is even better to develop processes where garbage or useless materials can be upcycled and reused for new building materials. Whether it’s homes built from shipping containers, car tires, or plastic soda bottles, people are getting creative and making the old new again.

We will use this concept to design a city using something we have in abundance…cardboard! We will upcycle cardboard to construct buildings. Using new, innovative tools for cutting cardboard safely, we’ll cut and assemble structures of your design. It's time to think creatively to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

Fee: $85
Educator: Laura McGowan


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