The Robots Are Coming! To Teach Kids STEM Skills!
The robots are coming…to the Valley of the Tetons Library in Driggs, Idaho!
At this local community hub and educational space, Tanya Alexander helps run Makerspace—a program that VTL staff operate to introduce residents to sewing machines, 3D printer games, crafting and tinkering stations, and app-driven robots. These activities allow locals—and children in particular—to create, use their imaginations, and learn new skills. But as the program expands and demand continues to grow, it seems the robots are a little worse for wear.
The VTL team is hoping to replace old robots with updated models so that children can learn STEM and coding skills. Tanya is planning to use our grant to purchase Anki Vector and Cozmo robots, the Makeblock mBot Neo robot, and the Lego Education Spike Prime Set. These games and sets will be available to all local children, offering hands-on experiential and experimental learning opportunities for girls and boys and children of all backgrounds. AI is going to be part of our future. The next generation has a chance to tinker with it, learn from it, and have fun with it. We can’t wait to see the world they create.
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