WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT?
It was the last of 8 weeks of Tinkering School Summer Day Camp. As an experiment, we decided to do a service project. We partnered with Urban Sprouts (an organization that focuses on creating healthy schools and communities through garden based education) to help them create a giant shed and planters.
I learned our motto by week 2 of summer camp and embraced it ever since then: “Failure is data collection.” It takes a lot of stubbornness and determination to finish a project. I learned the highlights and pitfalls of operating from a visual versus a structural perspective. It was a challenging project, but I am glad we tied it. Honestly, it was wonderful to look at myself and the kids at the end of the day and just know how happy we were to just get messy.
We asked the folks who run Tinkering Schools, "What are three awesome things worth sharing with other folks who build with kids?"
Their replies are below!