WASHINGTON and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet3, an exploration-based learning company, today announced that it will showcase its new digital learning platform at the ArtPrize® Eight event in Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 21 through October 9. Planet3 will participate in the event as a part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Village powered by Switch, the Nevada-based developer of the world-renowned SUPERNAP data centers that is currently developing the largest data center campus in the eastern United States at the Switch Pyramid in Grand Rapids. Switch's passion for STEAM education and partnership with ArtPrize created the opportunity for the Planet3 showcase.
Planet3 will also host a talk on Thursday, September 22, entitled "The Art of Science," featuring Chief Science Officer, Albert Yu-Min Lin, Ph.D.
Planet3 is an exploration-based learning company that ignites a passion for lifelong learning in STEAM subjects and empowers students to solve the complex challenges of our changing planet. The Company is pioneering a new approach to STEAM curriculum via a unique, rich, interactive, game-based, learning environment. The comprehensive middle school science curriculum – modeled on the Next Generation Science Standards – uses the planet Earth as a laboratory for teaching Earth, Life, and Physical Science.
ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition recognized as the most-attended public art event on the planet. The event attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year. Planet3 will demonstrate its new curriculum at ArtPrize Eight at an experiential station in the STEAM Village Learning Lab at the ArtPrize HUB headquarters, which will offer immersive technology applications and hands-on learning stations to educate visitors around the importance of technology and the arts in educational programming.
"Each year, ArtPrize brings together thousands of the world's most creative minds to celebrate the vision and courage of artists and technologists who take risks and accept challenges," said Lin. "Switch's focus on creating opportunities to further STEAM education and their partnership with ArtPrize has resulted in this perfect opportunity for Planet3 to demonstrate its digital learning platform, fostering a generation of creative and entrepreneurial change agents who will help address the challenges of our changing planet."
Additionally, Lin – an internationally renowned scientist, innovator, technologist, entrepreneur, and National Geographic Explorer – will host an informative and engaging talk on the history and importance of art and innovation and what that means for the future of our Planet. He will also discuss how today's classrooms need to be transformed into environments of active participation, putting students at the forefront of innovation in order to start helping with the challenges our society and planet face today.
Planet3 is an exploration-based learning company that ignites a passion for lifelong learning in STEAM subjects and empowers students to solve the complex challenges of our changing planet. The company delivers personalized, immersive learning via a unique, rich, game-based, interactive learning environment that utilizes compelling narratives, real world data, and visualization to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, artists, and technologists. Modeled on the Next Generation Science Standards, Planet3's comprehensive science curriculum uses the planet Earth as a laboratory for teaching Earth, Life, and Physical Science, and empowers teachers and students to construct deep understandings of the intricate connections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) subjects, ourselves, and our planet.
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