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The Field Museum Free Digital Learning Summer Programs for Teens

April 04, 2014 1:54 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)
New from the Field Museum:

Are you ready for the most fun two weeks of your life? The Digital Learning Summer Programs are FREE to all participants and are crash courses in the newest scientific research and media technology. Students will be immersed in an intensive short workshop where they will design anything from games to instruments to catapults. These creations will help teach the public about the discoveries happening at The Field Museum. You will get the opportunity to be the voice for science.


Game Design

Game Design is an intensive one-and-a-half week game design workshop for middle school-aged teens and tweens. In this program, teens will learn about how birds communicate and then create game prototypes for their friends to play. Family members and friends are invited to the Museum on the final day of the program for a play event.

Dates: June 23 – July 3
Time: 9am - 3pm
Age: Must be 12-13 years old to participate


Biomechanics Design

Ever wondered how the cheetah is able to reach top speeds or how birds fly? Explore these phenomena and others in the exhibition The Machine Inside: Biomechanics. Then put your creative talents to work by designing a catapult! How far can you fly?

Dates: July 14 – July 25 
Time: 9am - 3pm 
Age: Must be 14-17 years old to participate


Sound Design

Sound Design is an intensive two-week sound design workshop that investigates the field of Anthropology through the lens of music. In this program, teens will explore how cultures around the world have created instruments and music that is reflective of their history and environment. Teens will learn to sample audio, create soundscapes that represent their community, and share their sound productions on the final day of the program to family and friends.

Dates: July 28 – August 8 
Time: 9am - 3pm 
Age: Must be 14-17 years old to participate


Open Studio

Teens who have participated in any of these summer camps are invited to come back and put the finishing touches on their project during open studio hours.

Dates: August 11 – August 15
Time: 10am - 2pm 
Youth who have participated in at least one of the 2014 summer camps are welcome.


Learn more about these summer programs. 


Apply now!

 All applications are due May 9th.

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