Astrobotany.com partnered with the Gilroy Lab and GEAR Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to help teach the Games in Astrobotany Workshop, a summer course about designing an astrobotany themed video game.
This summer-long educational program worked with students ages 9-12 from the Dane County Boys and Girls Club to teach a STEM discipline (astrobotany) through video game design. The students were introduced to the basic concepts of spaceflight plant biology and then were assisted in making their own video game about growing plants in space.
Dates: Summer 2018
Organizations: astrobotany.com, GEAR Learning, Gilroy Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, NASA
Goal: To engage young students in a STEM discipline, while developing technical skills at an early age
The group met twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1.5 hours.