TOYS FROM TRASH WITH ARVIND GUPTA(Kids workshop) Sat 27 Feb 2016
|TIME||2PM – 4PM (6+)|
|DATE||Sat 27 Feb 2016|
|PLACE||Hotel Hotel, Canberra|
Make toys and create experiments from household materials usually thrown away with Arvind Gupta – a scientist, day-dreamer, inventor and toymaker who lives and works in India. Gupta has made more than 700 improvised toys, travelled to more than 3,000 schools and has written 15 books. His website ‘Toys from Trash’ has received more than 41 million views with 20,000 digital books downloaded each day. This workshop will inspire big and little kids, reminding us all that it is possible to create something fun and fascinating from simple materials.
All Fix and Make program attendees get 15% off their stay at Hotel Hotel. Book via hotel-hotel.com.au using the booking code HHFIXANDMAKE. Fine print – subject to availability and not available on some Saturdays or parliamentary sitting dates.
Arvind Gupta graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1975) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has written 15 books on science activities, translated 175 books into Hindi and presented 125 films on science activities on Doordarshan. His first book Matchstick Models & Other Science Experiments was translated into 12 Indian languages and sold over half a million copies. He has received several honors, including the inaugural National Award for Science Popularization among Children (1988), Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT, Kanpur (2000), Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization (2008) and the Third World Academy of Science Award (2010). The Toys from Trash viewership has crossed the 41-million mark. Every day, 20,000 books are downloaded from his website.