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Children's Garden Project

Children's Garden Project explored the use of tablet computers and iBeacons to support young children to explore the concepts of cave formation and hydrogeological landscapes in the community. This study investigated how children learn about local geosciences phenomenon during a 3-day summer camp experience in a Children’s Garden. We supported children to playfully explore exhibits in the Children’s Garden, digital representations that augmented the science that was not visible in the physical space, and making activities of a model that represented their community’s hydrogeological landscape (PI: Dr. Susan Land / Co-PI: Dr. Heather Zimmerman). I supported the design of the 3-day summer camp learning environment in collaboration with the team. Additionally, I facilitated the third day of the summer camp where participating children used Squishy Circuits to create representations of the hydrogeological landscapes.