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Inspiring Fearless Innovators
Be a part of something bigger
Set sail on a weeklong island adventure in an immersive story you help bring to life. Listen to an original tale about a pair of plucky monkeys seeking a magical, island-saving stone. Along the way, create imaginative illustrations of story elements and construct three-dimensional inventions to help your heroes on their hunt.
Start by making your own book to record the week’s journey. BE VISIONARY as you imagine different settings, characters and clues in the story—a sky-high house, a talking tree, a jewel-filled treasure chest—and learn simple drawing skills to illustrate them. Practice paper printing, cutting and folding techniques to build a scepter to mount the magical stone, plus a parachute and submarine to help your heroes fly high and dive deep. BE REFLECTIVE as you build, considering what’s working best in your designs as you endeavor to keep the monkeys safe on their journey. Conclude the week’s hunt with an illuminating discovery, a book of original illustrations and a collection of incredible inventions.
NOTE: This weeklong class is more than just innovation-igniting projects—it’s an immersive experience full of delightful details, including interactive games, silly traditions, snacks (see Additional Prep, below) and dress-up days designed to build community, bolster confidence and deliver loads of camp-away-from-camp fun.
For the week:
Additional materials by day:
Additional materials for Thursday’s printing project:
Please have a snack and drink ready for your child approximately one hour into class.
As Thursday’s paper printing project can get a little messy, lay down some newspaper or scrap paper on your child’s work surface that day, and make sure they’re dressed in clothes that can get dirty.
The last step in the Galileo Innovator’s Process is SHARE. Great learning can come from sharing successes and failures—to solidify your own experience as an innovator and to inspire others.
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