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New Youth City Learning Network Projects at World Maker Faire New York 2010
The upcoming World Maker Faire taking place in NYC will be featuring projects of the New Youth City Learning Network that includes the involvement of Global Kids and other NYC area partner orgs.
Queens, NY- The New Youth City Learning Network (NYCLN) will be presenting its latest mobile learning projects on site at the upcoming World Maker Faire New York 2010, which will take place on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science on September 25 and 26. NYCLN’s four booths at the Faire will showcase four projects that have been developed by NYC youth in collaboration with teams from nine cultural institutions from across the city: American Museum of Natural History, Bank Street College of Education, City Lore, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, DreamYard Project, Global Kids, New York Hall of Science, New York Public Library, and Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo. Each project uses some type of mobile technology -- ranging from a DIY pollution sensor to a citizen ecologist application for Android phones -- to emphasize the idea of ‘neighborhood as learning context’ and support the practices of urban sustainability, civic engagement, design thinking, ecosystem awareness, and citizen participation.
NYCLN will be displaying and demonstrating its projects in hopes of getting New Yorkers to learn about the learning network and engage in the ‘maker spirit’ at this family friendly event.