Creating “Perfect” Circles

This project is inspired by CLASSIFIED: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer. Have you heard of the iconic Mary Golda Ross? She started as an enthusiastic scholar and grew to become an advocate for native women growing into STEM careers. The best part is she's really good at her job as...

Express the void within

This project was inspired by The Void, written by Anna Llenas. The Void is a storybook about a young girl named Julia, who one day discovers a void in herself. She goes through life in collaged and creative reuse imagery trying to find something, ANYTHING, to fill it. Watch the animated adaptation of the Void...

Make Pom-Poms

This project was inspired by Be Amazing, written by Desmond is Amazing  @DesmondisAmazing and illustrated by Dylan Glynn @dylanglynn.mov. Be Amazing tells the history of Pride in the United States. The author, Desmond is Amazing, explains why Pride is important for everyone: "Pride is a feeling of honor and self-respect. It is the feeling of...

Map Out Your Community

This project was inspired by Paletero Man, written by Lucky Diaz @theluckyband_ and illustrated by Micah Player @micahplayer. Paletero Man tells the story of a young boy who frolics down the city of Los Angeles on a hot summer day in search of Paletero Jose for an icy treat. On his way, he comes across many...

Make Cardboard Planes with Slot Construction

This project was inspired by The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee, written by Julie Leung @jleungbooks  and illustrated by Julie Kwon @kwon__julie. This book tells the story of an Asian American pilot named Hazel Ying Lee who overcame racial prejudice and gender discrimination to do what she loved most: to fly. Hazel Ying Lee...

Make Paper Sculptures

This project was inspired by A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa, written and illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino. A Life Made by Hand is a book following the life of Bay Area Artist and Arts Ed Activist, Ruth Asawa. With beautiful, handmade imagery, we can immerse ourselves in Asawa’s mind and the...

Boxitecture Design

This project was inspired by Boxitects, written and illustrated by Kim Smith. Boxitects is a picture book about a young brilliant Boxitect named Meg who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes, with a twist: learning to work with others. In this activity, we will be creating from this prompt inspired by the book:...

Open House 2022

Join us for an Open House at reDiscover Center Thursday, January 20! We're opening our doors to you this coming Thursday for an Open House! Meet the staff of reDiscover Center and connect with a community of artistic, sustainable, creative educators, youth, and families. Everyone gets a free Materials Kit! Browse in our library of...

Create a Wind Turbine Tower

Use upcycled materials to create a wind turbine tower! This project was inspired by “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," the story of how a boy named William Kamkwamba came together with his friends to create windmills that harnessed energy for his village in Malawi. William tinkered with junk collected from a junkyard and some...

Make Wild Animal/Safari Finger Puppets

Use upcycled materials to create finger puppets and tell a story! This project was inspired by Zonia's Rain Forest, written and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Zonia’s Rain Forest is the story of an Asháninka girl named Zonia who lives in the Amazon Rainforests of Peru. We follow her adventures through the forest as she encounters...

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