The DoSeum Future Now! Tech Fair to Highlight Time Travel Scavenger Hunt
This Saturday, August 12, the DoSeum will host Future Now! Tech Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing a variety of technology-focused activities for hundreds of kids, ages 5-11. One of the highlights includes the Time Travel Scavenger Hunt that will engage kids in a self-guided tour through The DoSeum to find hidden tech artifacts of scientists past.
The Future Now! Tech Fair is for young tech trailblazers and along with the techie scavenger hunt for tech artifacts from the past, students and their parents will have the opportunity to engage with the latest and greatest tech findings of local leaders and create robots in a guided makeshop.
The Time Travel Scavenger Hunt is a software app that was developed by Geekdom member Jay Pennington and his company Pennington Technical Arts in collaboration with San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology. Along the way of the scavenger hunt, students will also have the opportunity to interact with Kids Coding Challenge. Participants will use barcode readers to track and find technological advances as they progress through The DoSeum. Pennington initially created the format of this software so that non-profits can use the scavenger hunt systems to raise funds and use tech for good.
Additional demos include:
- Youth Code Jam: Coding Demos
- Alamo FIRST: Screaming Chickens robots
- Southwest Research Institute: Markerless Motion Capture System and Fire Safety Tech
- ACE Labs (UTSA): Assistive Robotics, Human Robotics, Interaction Robots, and Drones
Parents will also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of integration of tech and education during the fair’s Tech Education Pathways talk with David Heard, Co-founder and CEO of Tech Bloc.
Plus, coders who complete the Kids Coding Challenge will be able to showcase their work, dine on delicious pizza, and enjoy exclusive hour of digiPlaySpace in the Kids Coding Challenge Celebration.
The fair is free with the purchase of The DoSeum admission.
To learn more about the event, visit www.thedoseum.org– and search events.
To learn more about Pennington Technical Arts’ scavenger game visit www.qr-funder.com.
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