For immediate release
March 13, 2015
Ottawa youth connect with peers around the world during video game workshop on mining using Minecraft at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
OTTAWA, March 13, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend the Global Youth Mining and Gaming Program today at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM).
During the event, local children participating in a video game workshop using Minecraft presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) will be connecting with other children playing with them online from Lima, Peru, Anchorage, Alaska, and Sudbury, Ontario. The locations were chosen because of the importance mining has in those communities, and the participating children will have the opportunity to discuss the importance of mining in their respective communities. The participants must collectively build a global mining community, digging for resources and creating the necessary materials.
The event, which will be attended by His Excellency José Antonio Bellina Acevedo, Ambassador of Peru, and the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) President and CEO, Alex Benay, will begin with short presentations by mining and metallurgy experts such as Juana Kuramoto, Director of Policy and Programs for CONCYTEC, speaking from San Ignacio School in Lima, Peru; Katherine Ringsmuth, Alaska Gallery Senior Curator, speaking from the Anchorage Museum in Alaska; Bryen McGuire, Staff Scientist at Science North, speaking from Sudbury, Ontario; and Anna Adamek, CSTMC Curator of Natural Resources and Industrial Design, on site in Ottawa.
WHAT: Video game workshop on mining connecting children from Lima, Peru; Anchorage, Alaska; Sudbury and Ottawa
WHO: His Excellency José Antonio Bellina Acevedo
Ambassador of Peru
Director of Policy and Programs, CONCYTEC
Alaska Gallery Senior Curator
Staff Scientist, Science North
Curator, Natural Resources and Industrial Design, CSTMC
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 2015
WHERE: Canada Aviation and Space Museum
11 Aviation Pkwy., Ottawa