Monday, September 13, 2010

Austin Tinkering School!

Following in the footsteps of Gever Tully (founder of the original Tinkering School in California and author of "50 dangerous things you should let your children do", my friend Kami Wilt has started the Austin Tinkering School.

She offers summer camps and workshops throughout the year where:

"kids can get their hands on real tools and real materials. Adults serve as collaborators rather than teachers for maximum engagement, interest, enthusiasm, learning, and enjoyment."

Obviously very in line with the Acton Philosophy!

I have signed Bodhi up for the Six Simple Machines class on Tuesdays from 4-6pm. (see description below).

Six Simple Machines ages 4-8 $175

CLASS ADDED: now also offered Tuesdays 4-6 Sept. 21st through Oct. 26th

In this class we will explore the six simple machines ( pulleys, levers, screws, wedges, wheel and axles, and inclined planes) in the most hands-on and experiential way possible. I’ll bring lots of examples of these machines that we use in daily life, and we’ll do a fun project each week using each machine. For a grand finale we’ll spend the last day making Rube Goldberg machines.