Workshop participants will use their minds to pull apart (or deconstruct) Lovelace, the world’s first puppet made out of electronic waste!
Designed to inspire clever, creative and curious kids, this workshop is facilitated by environmentalist, sustainability educator and puppeteer, Elissa Jenkins from Larrikin Puppets.
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Workshop participants will use their minds to pull apart (or deconstruct) Lovelace, the world’s first puppet made out of electronic waste! Participants will work together to workshop how Lovelace was constructed (engineering), what the components/materials were originally used for (technology); how we can reduce and reuse ewaste (science); and how theatre can be used to create a more sustainable world (arts).
Suitable for ages 8 and up, this STEAM workshop is ideal for libraries and as a school incursion as it fits well with ACARA’s STEM Connections project that is aimed at investigating a cross-disciplinary approach to the teaching of STEM disciplines and STEM work sample portfolios. Depending on numbers, students are provided the opportunity to hold and touch the puppet. They will discover more about Lovelace, her components, how she was made plus fascinating facts about ewaste.
Facilitated by Elissa
Elissa Jenkins is a passionate environmentalist, sustainability educator, and facilitator of wide-eyed wonder for children. She was an early adopter of the Internet and, in her early career, was an IT journalist for The Courier-Mail. Elissa is not only a professional puppeteer, but enjoys taking a hacker approach to sustainability – using excitement, innovation, creativity and technology to make the world a better place. She has three degrees including a Master of Arts and, in November 2013, was named one of YWCA Queensland’s 125 Leading Women – as a woman who has made a significant contribution to her community and modelled leadership through her actions and words. Brett joins Elissa for a live performance of Lovelace.