LEGO City Programs in Boston


Hello Everyone - we are kicking off a series of LEGO urban design workshops out at community sites in Boston and we would love your help.

Description for families is below:
Share your vision, shape your city. What might the city of Boston look like in 2030? How will we get around? Where will we live, work, and play? Come explore urban design and architecture as you build the future of Boston using LEGO Bricks. We will begin by learning how architects and urban planners consider sustainability, transportation, housing, parks and open space when planning the development of the city. Participants will then brainstorm their own ideas about how to create a city that is more beautiful, resilient, and equitable. These young designers will construct their ideas using LEGO® bricks, and then present their ideas to their peers and to a panel of design professionals. This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13 years old.

For this program, we will need volunteers to help set up the space, guide families through the urban planning interaction and presentations then help clean up. Set up and clean up are pretty quick because we are using LEGO.

Agenda:
Volunteer Orientation and Set Up (45 minutes before program start time)
Families gather, check in
Introduction
Urban Planning activity
Group Presentations
LEGO free build
Clean up & Volunteers Depart (30 minutes after program end)

Workshop Locations and Dates:

BSA Space, 290 Congress St.Boston 02210 4/30/16 10am-12pm

East Boston Library 365 Bremen St, Boston, MA 02128 5/7/16 1pm-3pm

New Academy Estates, 2926 Washington St, Boston, MA 02119 5/15/16 2pm-4pm

Mattapan Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126 6/18 2:30-4:30

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