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Indiana 4-H is hosting an Experience 4-H @ Purdue: Science of Games event for youth in grades 7-12



Indiana 4-H is hosting an Experience 4-H @ Purdue: Science of Games event for youth in grades 7-12

 The event will be held on December 8th from 9am-3pm at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

The goal of Science of Games is to teach high school aged youth the Science/Technology/Engineering/Math/Creativity in order to developing a game (board, card, video, physical adventure)

Through the exploration of various topics (exploration of game design, hack-an-escape room, etc.), alongside hands-on-learning, youth will learn how to:
Define a Problem – engage in game mechanics/logic content
Brainstorm Solutions – choose a board game they want to develop utilizing game design principles                                                                                                                  Test Solutions – prototype their game with peer feedback                                          Communicate Results – game development showcase at the end of the workshops

The aim of this event is to help reach youth who:
1) Have an interest in engineering and this is a new area to challenge/inspire them
2) Have an interest in creative arts and want to experience a context to expressing their creativity.                                                                                                                        3) Have no experience in either creative arts or engineering, but want an opportunity to explore a new topic– that this event does not require youth to have previous knowledge of either topic.

Throughout the event, youth will learn science principles and explore creativity alongside application.  Each youth will get to create their own board game to take home to continue their exploration of game design!

A $15 registration fee will be required for participation and lunch will be provided. Registration will close on November 30th.

For youth to register, have parents/guardians visit: http://purdue.ag/ScienceofGames18

Please see the attached flyer and feel free to share with other organizations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at arin@purdue.edu

Science of Games Flyer


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