The Honeybee Crisis
Most of us are aware of the honeybee crisis. The environmentally sustaining species – pollinating 80% of the world – have been dying out at a surprising rate. So, scientists in Japan have been working on a backup plan, just in case: Pollinator drones.
How Pollinator Drones Can Help
In the distant future, these little drones could help assist the decreasing number of honeybees. These robots have a strip of fuzzy material on the bottom of them (see picture below), which picks up pollen, not unlike the legs of a honeybee. It’s called ionic liquid gel, and it is able to lift substances and stick them again, perfect for transferring pollen from flower to flower.
Mastering control of these bots will be a challenge, but future versions could use GPS or Artifical Intelligence (AI) to find the best path and to maneuver gracefully. One thing they cannot do is make honey, but this is definitely a start in helping assist our honeybees while we work to solve their crisis!
Technology Education Is Vital For Our Survival
Just as technology is helping to solve or assist as a solution for many other environmental, social and world issues, it is becoming essential that today’s children are introduced to the technology of tomorrow. The number of jobs and industries that will require a good base of tech knowledge is growing. And technology is no longer its own industry – it crosses into almost all others, including medical, business and industrial as some of the most prominent.
Now, all this technology talk can be intimidating. A lot of us don’t feel equipped as parents to be the teacher of subjects that are newer to us, too. How will we expose our child to all the knowledge they may need in order to succeed in the future?
Classroom Antics Provides a Kid-Friendly Introduction Important Tech Skills
Our summer tech camps are a great way to introduce your child to the technical skills to build on for the future. Beginning at age 7, campers learn the basics such as programming, robotics, coding and game design. These skills are the building blocks to educational paths in all aspects of engineering, architecture and IT to name a few.
Most children aren’t exposed to coding and computer programming languages until at least high school, if not college. And our approach includes a fun, hands-on, teamwork-style learning that inspires kids beyond just playing. Imagine the leg up your child could have in discovering their love for technology and leaving camp with the knowledge to successfully continue to pursue their passion throughout their education.
At Classroom Antics, it’s not just the fun, memorable experience that campers take home with them, its the knowledge and desire to learn more! You never know… a camp could inspire your child to one day become an environmental engineer and help save the honeybees!