Community Online Event Uses Cardboard to Bring People Together While Apart
Two Bit Circus Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization, today announced plans for the first virtual Cardboard Challenge, an online version of the original event started by Imagination.org, designed to encourage the worldwide STEAM community to come together in these uncertain times to embrace creativity and inspire the next generation of inventors.
The event will be hosted on the Foundation’s Twitch channel and welcomes anyone and everyone who would like to join. Continuing its mission of promoting STEAM learning during this time of social distancing, the virtual Cardboard Challenge will allow kids, families, teachers, and more to discover new ways to connect through creative play and engage in fun, educational activities using common household items, like cardboard.
The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, May 7, 2020, and continues throughout the day with various guest builders including Caine Monroy, who created Caine’s Arcade and in doing so, spurred the very first Cardboard Challenge. Participants at home are encouraged to submit their projects (photo and/or video) by posting creations on Instagram before 2 pm PST with the hashtags #CardboardChallenge and #CardboardChallengeAtHome, for the chance to be featured on the Foundation’s Twitch stream, with Caine, for a one-on-one virtual creative build session at a later date.
Those interested in participating can use this link to sign up and tune in to the Two Bit Circus Foundation Twitch channel on May 7 to connect, share, and have fun — all while advancing their education.