Techno-Culture Camps support youth in learning traditional skills such as drumming, dance and fish smoking, along with developing STEM-centered educational and job skills.
Projects the camps have undertaken utilizing CITC’s Fab Lab include designing functional kayaks and wind turbine models using 3D computer-aided design and fabrication tools.
CITC’s Techno-Culture Camps are held throughout the summer and during the winter and spring school breaks, and are supported by a broad range of community partners:
- developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills vital for students’ education and career success
- design and fabrication projects in the Fab Lab are also opportunities to learn and practice traditional skills and arts
- students visit off-site locations for hands-on learning opportunities and to test experimental models
- outdoor cultural enrichment camps offer youth the chance to learn traditional cultural subsistence activities, explore environmental education, practice group dynamic and conflict resolution styles, and develop work ethic
These opportunities are offered at no cost to Alaska Native and American Indian youth. To learn more about Techno-Culture Camps, contact (907) 793-3265.