School-Time Session: TEKNOPOLIS

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Grades 3—12
Feb 26—Mar 9, 2018
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RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
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Monday February 26, 2018
Performances no longer available.

Curated by BAM Education

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Art (performance art, installation), Computer Science (programming, design), Math (vectors, shapes)

Discover a vibrant virtual world to inspire and activate artists of all ages. BAM's second tech takeover features a whole new roster of works, including immersive stories, digital music-making, liquid visuals, and so many more ways to combine code and creativity, art and technology.

Major support for school-time performances provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation.

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Did you know BAM gives away up to $80,000 annually in scholarships?  
Did you know BAM gives away up to $80,000 annually in scholarships?  
Every student who attends even one BAM Education film or performance qualifies for a Scripps Scholarship. If any of your students are interested in majoring in the arts, encourage them to apply. The application deadline is February 26.
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