With schools closed, the Golinelli Foundation has created a calendar of summer activities focused on training and dissemination in science, technology and art and in the areas of innovation and sustainability. The workshops, courses, summer camps and summer schools will welcome over 5,000 participants from June to September including children, families, students and teachers in an educational format that this year will see a return to face-to-face activities.
Environment, digital innovation, business culture and STEAM approach will be just some of the main pillars of this track, studied from a highly experiential and interactive perspective. Between refresher courses for educators on sustainability and digital citizenship, summer schools to guide children toward training and career paths that combine humanistic knowledge and science, and initiatives for young people dedicated to astronomy discovery, scientific research and informatics programming, the Golinelli Foundation’s summer program pursues the goal of making teaching more creative and engaging, encouraging Teamwork and participation.
Several collaborations are planned, including with the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), the University Museum System of the University of Bologna, the Carisbo Foundation and CRIF.
“We have created a summer activities calendar that invites you to participate in an open and innovative way. – Eugenia Ferrara, Deputy Director of the Golinelli Foundation announces – Young people will have the opportunity to learn without giving up the dimension of play and fun, away from the rhythms, deadlines and evaluations of the school. University students, researchers and educators will be able to devote themselves to training and deepen their interests, and compare themselves with other participants, teachers and relevant experts. It will be a journey of discovery and personal growth for each person, but also a journey of professional growth.”
Initiatives for children and children
Among the summer camps that will take place from June to September:
Inventions in Space will bring young astronomers from June 6-10 to learn about innovations in space exploration in the Opificio Golinelli spaces, and look at them up close through smart virtual and augmented reality tools. Children from 8 to 10 years old can register for the summer camp.
The Opificio Golinelli Scholars and Scholars will be held June 6-10, with two additional editions released June 20-24 and July 11-15, and will lead 11-13-year-olds to become expert researchers, teaching them to build a process Lab analysis from scratch, including tools of the trade, rigorous scientific method and empirical tests performed in the field.
Created in collaboration with the University Museum System in Bologna, A Crack in Time will take place among the greenhouses of the Margherita Gardens in Bologna, the geological collection “Museo Giovanni Capellini” in Bologna, the Botanical Garden and Herbarium, where, young Indiana Jones children and teenagers will discover archaeological discoveries They will be guided on a fascinating journey through time without forgetting the experimental and experimental approach. The summer camp will see the development of separate activities for children aged 7-10, participating in the week of June 6-10 with the possibility of registration for subsequent editions, June 20-24, July 11-15 and September 5-9.
A budding naturalist, for children aged 7 to 10, will take young scientists to discover nature, living species and the importance of ecosystems in a week divided between laboratory activities at Opificio Golinelli and a guided tour of Talon Park in Casalecchio di Reno: it will be possible to register children for the week June 13-17 or for the week of July 4-8.
The Green Influencer of the future will be the summer camp made up of outdoor activities, experiments and lab groups to implement sustainability projects that can turn ideas into concrete actions to combat climate change. It will be held at the Serre dei Giardini Margherita with separate educational moments for children aged 7-10, participation in the week from 13 to 17 June with the possibility of registration for subsequent editions from 4 to 8 July and from 18 to 22 July, and for children aged from 4 to 8 11 and 13 years old, who will be able to attend camp from August 29 to September 2.
The behind-the-scenes video game will be the summer camp that will guide 11- to 13-year-olds to see first-hand how their favorite video games, including programming, storyboard processing and digital art, have been designed, giving them vent to their creativity thanks to the tools used to craft Video games . The events will take place June 13-17 at Opificio Golinelli, with registrations possible for another edition from September 5-9.
Minecraft English Digital Camp, summer camp in online format from June 20-24, will bring 11-13 year olds to learn and experience digital art productions in the style of the popular video game Minecraft, and develop and train computational thinking.
Green Camp at Giardini Margherita, a week focused on discoveries, sciences and technologies, where activities from different disciplines will be proposed daily to raise awareness of sustainable lifestyles for children aged 7-10, created in fun and interactive ways and through the use of laboratory kits and equipment. The wonderful context of the Margherita Gardens, rich in natural stimuli and biodiversity, will be an opportunity for small explorations, collecting materials and outdoor play. Activities will take place from June 27 to July 1.
Geek between technology and innovation, intended for children aged 6 to 8, will take place at the Opificio Golinelli spaces from 27 June to 1 July, with registration also possible for the second tranche from 11 to 15 July. The summer camp will see young people grappling with the first basics of computer programming, including cutting-edge teaching tools, robots to be built alongside color, recycled materials, and plenty of imagination.
Music and technology, between electronic and digital composition, will make children and young adults small music producers, including electronic instruments to compose sounds and create miniature soundtracks for environmental films with great visual impact. The activities of the workshop will take place from 27 June to 1 July at Opificio Golinelli, with a frequency from 29 August to 2 September.
Summer Schools and Entrepreneur Training Tracks
From June 13 to July 8, in the Laboratories of Opificio Golinelli, the 14th edition of the Life Sciences Summer School will be held, three excellent courses intended for high school students who want to deepen their knowledge of the life sciences and their sciences. Also in anticipation of choosing a university or future direction in the world of work. The project offers participants a valuable opportunity to experience the innovative technologies of biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and genetics used in the most advanced international research laboratories. The three tracks to choose from, lasting one week, will be gene editing, DNA coding and bioengineering.
From June 15 to July 1 at the BIG – Boost Innovation Garage, the Golinelli Foundation and the Carisbo Foundation Golinelli and Carisbo Foundation Digital Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp will be held, targeting 50 students from upper secondary schools across the underground city of Bologna. It will train participants to know and learn business culture skills. Environment, climate and big data, which are increasingly central topics, are the topics that the “innovators of the future” will work on.
The Entrepreneurship Digital Campus will be held online July 4-15, for students enrolled in the third and fourth year of high school. The initiative is sponsored by BOOM, CRIF’s new physical and digital center dedicated to teaching, learning and innovation activities, and the Golinelli Foundation. During the campus, participants, divided into groups of 5-6 people, will solve the challenge posed at the beginning of the path by presenting, at the end of the experiment, a design idea for a potential entrepreneurial product or services.
The Entrepreneurship Summer School in the Humanities will return July 18-29, a track that aims to motivate students and researchers, under the age of 35 and with humanitarian training, to develop new business ideas. The Bolognese edition, promoted by the Golinelli Foundation with a contribution from the Carisbo Foundation and in collaboration with GATE SpA, will be held at the Golinelli Center for the Arts and Sciences.
The AI Digital Campus will be held online from September 5-9. Sponsored by BOOM and the Golinelli Foundation, it will target students enrolled from the first year to the last year of high school and will consist of a week of experimentation and in-depth studies on the techniques and methods of applying artificial intelligence. Throughout the campus, participants will be able to design and experiment with machine learning models that they have trained to recognize and create images. They will also be able to apply NLP (Natural Language Processing) models, that is, artificial intelligence applied to understanding written and spoken language, and finally, they will have the opportunity to deal with automatic analysis of digital data through specific applied techniques.
Activities for teachers
Lost in the transition will be held from 20 to 24 June? An online course for elementary and middle school teachers. Environmental and energy transition issues will be addressed, interactive activities provided to the participants, and contents related to environmental sustainability, the environment and the 2030 Agenda that will be presented in the classroom.
From August 26 to September 1, it will be the turn of Data Lab: The Art of Numbers, a new training proposal for first- and second-level secondary school teachers. The STEAM course is part of the BOOM project, which sees the partnership between CRIF and the Golinelli Foundation. It will suggest ideas on data analysis and use to develop educational activities for digital citizenship.
From August 29 to 31, a catalog of biodiversity will be devoted to genetics, bioinformatics, theoretical and practical insights, and interpretive keys to developing practical experiences for students. It is a residential summer camp for first and second grade secondary school teachers.
To see the full programs of all the activities planned, you can visit the Fondazione Golinelli website: www.fondazionegolinelli.it
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