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August 5, 2019, 8:30 AM - August 16, 2019, 3:30 PM


Unleash your creative potential! Work collaboratively with other girls and community partners to use your expertise in the arts to visually communicate about things that are important to you and your community! AR Girls is a summer-to-fall hands-on design experience for teen girls to explore and communicate with digital interactive art and design. The AR Girls program is FUN and FREE, and no prior experience with digital interactive art or design is required!


AR GIRLS: Summer Intensive
August 5-16, Monday-Friday
for girls ages 12-16
Participation requires additional meetings in the fall leading up to a culminating community event


AR Girls is a NSF funded research project designed to support teenage girls with an interest in art to develop science communication skills through digital interactive art. Working with project partners from the University of Maryland, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin, MMSA will design a program for 16 girls ages 12-16 to create an Augmented Reality (AR) place-based tour about a science topic relevant to the local community. The experience will be designed using the ARIS software. The pilot program began summer of 2018 right here at Waterfall Arts.

What do the AR Girls do:
The program begins with a 2-week summer intensive and continues through the fall with weekly meetings when the girls will plan a showcase of their AR experience, then continue to meet and practice ways to take their new skills and connections out into the world, as design professionals would do in their careers. This project aims to identify and explore ways to support teen girls’ interest in science, and open new career pathways.

The program consists of:
2-week daylong summer workshop (*see below for dates in your region) and is followed by
Two virtual meetings, and two in-person meetings each month in September and October
Community showcase event in the Fall (plus a celebratory day together)


This program is FREE! No previous experience required!
All Girls ages 12-16 are welcome!

*All materials are provided*
Please note spaces are limited.


Hang Out – Make Media Art – Design Digital Stories

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AR GIRLS is a creative collaboration between Waterfall Arts, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, and the National Science Foundation, as well as the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Sciences, Harvard University, Oregon State University, and University of Wisconsin Madison.


August 5, 2019, 8:30 AM
August 16, 2019, 3:30 PM
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Waterfall Arts
(207) 338-2222

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