January 3, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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We'll eat at the Rose and Crown at 5:30. When we finish eating (around 6:40) we'll walk next door to the science center. There's a free lecture at 7:00; Some of us will attend that. Others will walk around the science center and see the free exhibits. At about 8:15 we'll meet again, and go on a walk down to Roosevelt to see the First Friday art scene. We'll stop by Angel's Trumpet on the way back to our cars, and also pass by the outdoor ice skating rink that they set up at Cityscape.
There are three parts to this event; feel free to attend any parts that you wish. If you're going to join us in the middle, let us know when to look for you!
The Science Center lecture is "Using Video Games for Learning":
"Did your kids get the new Play Station 4 for the holidays or do you have to fight your kids to stop playing their video games? Until recently, the perspective that video games lacked any educational value and was mere entertainment, dominated adults' understanding of the role video games played in children's lives. However, research suggests that video games can teach children academic and non-academic content as well as transferable skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Join Drs. Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Hayes from Arizona State University for a discussion of how video games teach children, and what adults can do to help children learn using video games."
Parking is free at the meters downtown after 5pm on First Fridays. (I think any Friday, but I'm not sure.) There's also an option to get validated parking at the parking garage northeast of the science center. Someone will need to help me with how this works, since I've never done the parking garage personally.