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ASU Museum to Host Fifth Annual TinkerFest

Jun 7, 2017

This “Building a House out of Cardboard” activity was wildly popular in 2016 and will be repeated this year. The A-State Facilities Management team developed this TinkerFest project.
Credit Arkansas State University

This press release from Arkansas State University:  

Arkansas State University Museum will host its fifth annual TinkerFest on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Admission to the museum is free.

Inspired by the "maker movement," TinkerFest will include numerous opportunities for creative and innovative thinkers to involve themselves in activities that motivate and stimulate further learning and doing, according to Jill Kary, curator of education.  With activities both inside and outside the museum, visitors will want to explore in order to find every tinkering experience.

“During TinkerFest, guests will be surrounded by activities and projects that invite kinesthetic learners (those who learn by doing) to roll up their sleeves and dive in,” Kary said. “Kids and adults alike will be encouraged to use surprising, even quirky materials and methods to achieve fantastic results.”

When A-State faculty member Dr. Beth Bos was asked what she will present at this year’s TinkerFest, she stated, “Mixing Math and Coding.”  Then she added, “Come tinker with us, and bring your own iPad!”

TinkerFest is sponsored in part by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the A-State College of Business Online MBA program.

For more TinkerFest information, contact Kary, jkary@AState.edu, or (870) 972-2074.  The museum address is 320 University Loop Circle.

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