The Youth Education Spacecraft (Y.E.S.) has flown to Maker Faire, for its maiden voyage and then will be exhibited by other sponsors in the Bay Area, such as The Crucible and Exploratorium. The spacecraft will ultimately land at Burning Man, where children will be encouraged to test it for themselves and create curriculum to study the humanoids, which are found in Black Rock City. Dana Albany (The Bone Tree) guided the creation of this complex art piece that is 12’ in diameter and stands 8’ tall, with a decorative exterior made entirely by kids with repurposed and found objects from Recology put together as mosaics in artistic ways. Initial design work was done by children age 7 – 15 at the Tenderloin and The Bayview Hunter’s Point Boys and Girls Clubs, followed by Burner families. Along with many art techniques, an accompanying creative curriculum taught the kids about robotics, solar energy, environmentalism, space travel, astronomy and much more.
Y.E.S. can be found at the Maker Faire this Friday and Saturday in the education area (Area #6), and there will be an opportunity for more kids to contribute to Y.E.S. by making planets to populate the inside of the spacecraft, with materials provided.
Supported by The Crucible, Exploratorium, Maker Faire, Burning Man Project, Black Rock Arts Foundation and Black Rock City, LLC, as well as private donors. To learn more, visit Youth Educational Spacecraft Project.
Come out and join us – we would love to see you!