5th - 9th grade
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
The MODA Minecraft week with animals!
Minecraft is famous for its beautiful biomes and cool creatures. This camp empowers young people to use engineering and design to seek solutions to their key environmental concerns.
Campers will learn about designers, engineers, and scientists who are creating innovative designs to solve climate and environmental challenges.
They’ll also collaborate to design Minecraft biomes that address real-world challenges like saving coral reefs, cleaning the ocean, preserving ecosystems, and protecting endangered species.
Participants will explore biomimicry as a design process and create a community based on investigations of favorite plants and animals. They’ll also create digital art projects that bring awareness to key environmental concerns.
Throughout the week, participants will learn to think like designers. Daily challenges will incorporate and build on mindsets used by designers and engineers.
Learn about Design and Design Thinking
Learn about the histories of farming and agriculture in fun, constructive ways
Learn about biomimicry and biophilia
Combine biophilic and the design process to create sustainable structures and experiences
Learn about challenges to the environment and solutions people of all backgrounds are designing to solve for them
Learn to use Minecraft as a CAD tool
Learn and practice coding in Minecraft
Practice key parts of the architectural design process
Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool for exploring and addressing real-world problems
Use the design thinking process as a means of addressing the challenges they face in this course
Refine the human interaction skills used in design thinking, including empathy, teamwork, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and refining ideas
Improve their coding skills as they learn more refined ways to interact with Minecraft
Develop collaborative online skills
Create and present projects online
Campers will build on the MODA Minecraft server, meaning that participants will be able to cotinue to access their work and keep collaborating with one another and with others once their camp ends.
Your camper will need to have access to Minecraft Java Edition in order to participate in this camp.Java edition is compatible only with Macs and PCs. Chromebooks, tablets, and phones will not work.
Are you a MODA Member? Email Thomas to receive a discount code for registration. Or become a MODA member at the Friends & Family level or above to receive a 10% discount on all camps
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
4.5 out of 5
Based on 2 activity ratings
Jun 6, 2021
Loved Playing Minecraft
Minecraft: Engineering for the Environment
Location: Online | Instructor: Brigid Drozda
Reviews for Museum of Design (MODA)
4.7 out of 5
Based on 63 provider ratings
Jun 16, 2021
This was the best virtual camp my child has attended! My son continued to work on his project even when the class ended each day! Moda exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend them for virtual and in person camps!
I would recommend when having to download a specific app or program, to give clear instructions on which one to choose.
Outta This World! The Kerbal Space Program
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Jun 11, 2021
My 8-year-old daughter loved it, and wants to sign up for more like it this summer! I am grateful for the virtual option, too.
For “pirates or Vikings” she really wanted to do Vikings.
LEGO Time Travelers
May 16, 2021
My son enjoys the class and feels he learnt something new and instructor is amazing he was excited as he got to share his story telling with lego it made his day
None at this point , he wishes he can attend in person class but we live in Cleveland
May 15, 2021
The teacher is really great. My son is more confident building Legos.
About Museum of Design (MODA)
MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, is the only design museum in the southeastern United States.
Our camps and educational programs teach young designers, ages 8-18, to think creatively while using STEM tools, and to innovate as they take on real-world challenges.
Our camps have been celebrated by Fast Company and other publications!