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Maker Saturday

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On Saturday April 16th, Mouse will be holding our first ever Maker Saturday! We will be bringing together middle, high school and professional Makers under one roof to spend the day building, crafting and designing with technology. Come create with coders, crafters, 3D designers, whiteboard artists, gamers, makers and more from all over NYC. This is the perfect place to try coding, building circuits, making games or designing in 3D for the first time! You’ll get to meet experts, learn new skills and take home something you made!

Register for either our morning or afternoon session. Our morning session runs from 10 AM to 12 PM followed by lunch, or arrive at noon for lunch and stay for our afternoon session from 1PM - 3 PM.

Mouse Maker Saturday is free and open to all NYC high school and middle school youth who want a space to tinker, make, build, and learn cool stuff! ** Space is limited so sign up for the morning or afternoon session below!

Sign Up Now!

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At Mouse Maker Saturday you will:

  • Make something awesome!
  • Eat free lunch!
  • Meet cool people who also like to make things!

Maker Saturday Info:
WHEN: Saturday April 16
TIME: Choose between the morning session (10 AM -12 PM) or afternoon session (1 PM - 3 pm). Snacks will be served from 12 PM - 1 PM.
WHERE: Mouse Headquarters: 55 Broad Street, 16th floor, in Downtown Manhattan.
WHO: Mouse Maker Saturday is open to all NYC area youth who currently attend middle school or high school! However, space is limited, so you have to...

RSVP: Sign up today!

April MicroProject: The GIF-ing Tree

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Every April we celebrate Earth Day, a time to show our appreciation for this great planet we all live on. This year, show our home just how much you care by making animated GIFs in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Your challenge this month is to make a GIF dedicated to Earth Day! So GIF a gift to the our big blue planet!


Click here to get started

Climate Game Jam - Water!

Attention all aspiring game designers: the Climate Game Jam is coming soon! Young game creators from across the country will be competing for national recognition and a chance for their game to be showcased at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History! Want in on the action? All you need to do is create a game about our climate that focuses on the theme "water."

All experience levels are welcome. There are so many different categories to compete in! You can remix a Scratch game, build a game in Gamestar Mechanic or Unity, create a paper prototype, design a board or card game, and more! Sites across the country will be helping makers create their games and then film a two minute video pitching it - you only need to submit your two minute video to be considered for the showcase, not the actual game! Stay tuned to the Wire or climategamejam.org to find a site near you.

Earlier this Fall two students from Halsey's Mouse Squad came in second place in the K-8 division for their Scratch game "Energy Farmer." This time it could be you!

We will be running a Climate Game Jam station at Mouse Maker Saturday on April 16th! Sign up here!

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Coordinators who are interested in running a site for the Climate Game Jam can submit your site here.

For more information about the Climate Game Jam email alex@mouse.org.

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