Tech­ni­cal­ex­per­tise

Taos youth brought en­ergy and ex­cite­ment to an­nual In­vent Event

Tempo - - MEDIACENTER - By Mor­gan Timms

The Enos Gar­cia Ele­men­tary School gym­na­sium hummed with ex­cite­ment and en­ergy Satur­day (April 28) dur­ing the an­nual In­vent Event. Hun­dreds of chil­dren and adults weaved around one an­other as they ex­plored the 30 sta­tions fill­ing the gym from cor­ner to cor­ner.

Area youth played with ro­bots, printed in 3-D, weaved fibers, cre­ated so­lar lamps and went to battle with card­board ar­mor and toy weapons. Although each sta­tion hosted a unique ac­tiv­ity, they shared a com­mon pur­pose: to con­vey the thrill of in­no­va­tion in the next gen­er­a­tion.

Now in its fourth year, the In­vent Event was pro­duced by Twirl, A Play Space in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a host of part­ners, in­clud­ing PPC So­lar, Ex­plora, Rocky Moun­tain Youth Corps, Weaving South­west, Wholly Rags, Kit Carson Elec­tric Coop, taosARC, First Ro­bot­ics Los Alamos, In­spire and Anansi Char­ter.

The Taos News cap­tured some of the sights, which you can see in this week’s “On the scene” col­umn on Page 16 in Tempo.

MOR­GAN TIMMS

Writer, critic, ac­tivist and cu­ra­tor Lucy Lip­pard (sec­ond from left) ad­dresses the au­di­ence Fri­day (April 27) dur­ing the 90-minute “Work by Women Round Ta­ble” in the Arthur Bell Au­di­to­rium at the Har­wood Mu­seum of Art. With her, from left, are UNM-Taos...

MOR­GAN TIMMS

THE AN­NUAL In­vent Event made learn­ing fun for dozens of Taos area stu­dents.

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