SpaceforKidz represents a long-term commitment by the City of Kent and the Kent Downtown Partnership—in collaboration with Washington State’s space industry—to educate and inspire children to pursuit STEM education through the use of digital technology and experiential play at a space-themed park.
We’ve launched a fundraising campaign to raise $1.2M to develop Augmented Reality (AR) digital apps to interact with a space-themed recreational park located in downtown Kent. Use of “cool” technology is something kids are not only used to, they are intuitively drawn to it! By using smartphones in combination with AR, Space for Kidz will be the first recreational park in the nation to use physical space to interact with the digital world to educate and inspire kids.
The vision for the park is to be the first-of-its-kind to feature Augmented Reality—immersing kids in an even more engaging, interactive and personal experience! Imagine the inspiration from being able to “launch a rocket from Mission Control” or “traversing the Moon on the Lunar Rover.” These and other exciting experiences can be found using the camera of a mobile phone and projecting images onto the screen of the viewer. Markers around the park will activate new and always-changing experiences to keep kids coming back to discover more.
Your financial support will help us develop this educational and entertaining platform. Launch your tax deductible gift today at www.SpaceforKidz.org.