Our Minecraft group will work together to decide what is important in a community. They will then collaboratively design their ideal town and decide how to fuel it using alternative energy sources.
Over eight weeks the participants will explore how their values inform what is important in a community and will study five different forms of alternative energy. Participate will research and decide what is best to fuel various features of their town, advocating for the solutions they think best (factoring cost, aesthetics, and impact). The plans selected by the group, and approved by the ‘Mayor’ (program leader) will be implemented. We will also examine what alternative energy sources are being used in our city/municipalities and compare how well they are doing.
Alternative energy sources we will study are:
- Tidal/ Wave
We plan to meet weekly for approximately one hour, for 8 weeks in October through early December. The group will work together in one or two teams (depending on the number of children registered). Participants are asked to commit to attend most or all of the sessions. If you child is interested, please register by September 20. We will survey all families registered to find the best time to run the program.
Note: This program is open to a maximum of 18 participants
We will be using both Zoom and Minecraft at the same time. A computer screen with Zoom minimized (to see the speaker) and Minecraft maximized will work. Two screens/devices would also work.
- Device(s) with stable internet connection
- Minecraft Java Edition – version 1.16.2 (Note: phone/tablet editions of Minecraft are not compatible)
- Basic knowledge of Minecraft – we will not be doing any Minecraft lessons… We will have kids with different skill levels working together.