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Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge: Designing the Universe's First Intergalactic Amusement Park

Traverse City, Michigan, United States Directions
50 Participants

Event Description

If they can think it, they can build it!
The ability to dream, take chances and create the things we imagine… these are the skills of entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers.

Professor Qwbli's & Newton's Road have teamed up to create Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge, where kids will learn a host of 21st-century skills and attitudes, like critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork. It's an opportunity for kids to let their imaginations run wild, explore their passions and discover new ideas.

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Ages 5-14

What is Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge?
Professor Qwbli's Cardboard Challenge is an official Global Cardboard Challenge event, which was inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade.' Professor Qwbli’s has teamed up with Newton’s Road, Makedo & Imagination Foundation to celebrate student creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. 100% of the proceeds of Professor Qwbli’s Cardboard Challenge will be used to bring 3D printers, classroom tech and professional development to the students and teachers of The Pathfinder School.

The Challenge
Imagining living in a world of hoverboards, personal flying machines, space travel, even time travel… in an age of wonder where anything is possible. With this in mind, students in Professor Qwbli’s Cardboard Challenge will create, design and build the universe’s first intergalactic amusement park & playground using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.

Each Saturday morning from January 20th through April 21st (excluding March 24 & 31) students will let their imaginations run wild to create roller coasters, rides, carnival games, food carts, restaurants, people movers, amphitheaters, exhibits, attractions, you name it. If they can think it, they can build it!

The Benefits
Research cites creativity is the most important skill of the future, and Professor Qwbli’s Cardboard Challenge is a powerful tool to foster that skill playful learning. Give a child a cardboard box and some inspiration and imagination comes to life. Fueling creativity is one of the most important things we can do to prepare children for the future. It develops valuable 21st-century skills and prepares kids to be next-generation innovators.

Professor Qwbli’s Cardboard Challenge not only fosters creativity, it helps improve intellectual, emotional, social and cognitive skills in children, especially skills such as problem solving, imagination and critical thinking.

Additionally, the challenge has significant benefits to children's physical well-being. Creative activities such as drawing, cutting, painting and building all help to develop fine motor skills.

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