Youth-inspired Arcade Games

What did you create? July 18, 2016 – Team TREC is excited to partner with awesome campers at 3 locations across Ottawa to build internet-connected arcade games. Supplies provided by team TREC include cardboard, paint, markers, stickers, scissors, aluminium foil, alligator clips, circuit board and Scratch (online invention kit). Campers prototyped and built some creative, … More Youth-inspired Arcade Games

Join our STEM team _ CS & Engineers

June 20, 2016   Volunteer Opportunity   July-August 2016 This summer we’re looking for Computer science and Engineering students available/ interested in delivering engineering, computer science and electronics workshops for beginners in July-August 2016 to refugee & newcomer youth. We’ll provide the teaching tools including 2 sets of Little Bits, a Makey Makey board and … More Join our STEM team _ CS & Engineers

Join our STEM team_communications

June 24, 2016   Volunteer Opportunity   July-August 2016 This summer we’re looking for Communication/Journalism students interested and available to participate in engineering, computer science and electronics workshops for beginners in July-August 2016 to refugee & newcomer youth and documenting the process and outcomes of these workshops on perception and learning. We’ll provide the teaching … More Join our STEM team_communications

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush

March 17, 2016 What does identity mean to you? Today the Britannia woods maker space campers may have discovered a new part of their Canadian identity- sleigh rides, camp fires, and maple syrup production. Identity is personal & collective. It may equally be a responsibility to include others and strengthen collective identity. Many happy kids (and … More Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush

Pebble Studios & the Nepean School of Music

March 16, 2016 – At pebble studios, campers and staff had the good fortune of meeting a sax teacher, piano teacher, and album producer. Britannia Woods Maker Space campers were then invited to Ottawa’s “Hummingbird Music Show Choir” march break dress rehearsal. The Hummingbird Show Choir is a talented group of local high school students who will … More Pebble Studios & the Nepean School of Music

Sun Tech Greenhouse & LED lights

March 16th, 2016 – Day 2 of Maker camp: Agriculture, technology and music production. Heather, our guide at Sun Tech Greenhouses, welcome Britannia Woods campers with open arms. We learned about Sun Tech Greenhouse through an annual program called Open Doors Ottawa. The city identifies 15-20 institutions/businesses open to site visits from the public. Sun Tech Greenhouse … More Sun Tech Greenhouse & LED lights

March Break 2016 – Maker Space Camp

March 15, 2016 Fifteen campers entered the Britannia woods maker space today to discover what the maker movement is all about: creativity, failure, success, and connection. We’re all teachers and we’re all learners. Learners were drawn from the Britannia Woods community. Guest teachers included Maker Junior Ottawa & 6th grade students from St. Gabriel’s. Maker Junior Maker … More March Break 2016 – Maker Space Camp

Ritchie Street community stands strong

Letter to Editor, published on Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2016 Re: Man shot dead in west end, Feb. 25. As co-ordinator of Networking4Youth, a program under Jewish Family Services, I had the privilege to work in the Britannia Woods community this summer to develop and deliver the newly created Britannia Woods Makerspace Camp. So Ottawa’s second homicide … More Ritchie Street community stands strong

Film: 2015 Youth Makerspaces

Length: 4:28  Producers: Agamjot Singh & Erica Bregman Storyline: In 2015, over 150 parents, children, community partners and tech specialists gathered in Ottawa, Canada to develop and deliver “Maker and STEM” activities for beginners. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops is not about the stuff we can make; it’s about the meaning we can … More Film: 2015 Youth Makerspaces