Two exciting two-hour workshops, on ‘Robotics’ and ‘Stop-Go Animation’, will take place at the Bahrain Science Centre, part of the Ministry of Social Development on 19th and 20th August, and the first students to enroll will be included in the workshops.

The workshops will be run by the Program Management Division of the US Embassy in Bahrain and will be run by two experienced science educators, Christopher Coleman and Laleh Mehran, both Associate Professors at the University of Denver in the USA.

The ‘Robotics’ workshops will take place in the Auditorium from 4 to 6 pm and are targeted at students aged 11 to 14 years. Only 12 people can be accepted for this workshop. This workshop will examine the basic ideas of robots and how they think. Participants will experiment with different small robots and watch them in action. They will also solder parts together to make their own robots, which they can take home.

The ‘Stop-Go Animation’ workshops will be held in the Classroom from 4 to 6 pm on Monday, 19th August and Tuesday, 20th August and are targeted at students aged 8 years and older. Only 12 people can be accepted for this workshop. This workshop is for kids who want to learn how to make ‘stop-go’ animations that are inspired by their surroundings and their own imaginations. Participants will learn how to manipulate objects and to create their own stories.

Organised activity schedules can be downloaded from the Bahrain Science Centre website and Facebook pages. The Bahrain Science Centre is located in Building 334, Road 109, Block 801, Riyadh Avenue, Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain and can be contacted on 17686466.

About Bahrain Science Centre (BSC):

The Bahrain Science Centre (BSC) is an interactive educational facility that targets children, youth and families of Bahrain. It is located in building 334, Road 109, Block 801, Riyadh Avenue, Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain. The science centre has six interactive exhibition galleries, an auditorium, four laboratories and a café/shop.

The role of the BSC is to promote awareness of the importance of science and technology, complement the school curriculum, stimulate curiosity and innovation, and create a forum for public debate on science and technology issues. The topics covered by current exhibitions include junior engineering, human health, the five senses, earth sciences and biodiversity.

Focusing on hands-on learning using interactive displays and people-centred programmes, such as science shows, Bahrain Science Centre also strongly promotes creativity and innovation as well as cross-generational learning. The science centre will also endeavour to promote an awareness of Bahrain’s contributions to science and technology and a strong Bahraini identity. It is an ideal family edutainment destination

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