In our Summer Adventure Program, each week we investigate a big idea by visiting multiple locations throughout the city. A top secret dispatch is sent every morning to the children from a Guest Explorer, giving us a mission for the day.
The Jr. Explorers map out our route and picnic spots, pack the necessary provisions, review how to be safe on our journey, and go off on an adventure. We don’t let the weather get in our way, and we find the fun in all we do. At the end of our day’s exploration, we come back to base camp for project-based free time, inspired by our discoveries.
Each summer we explore the tastes and treats of the city, meet animal friends, design dream parks, pools, and robots, find and make entertainment everywhere we go.
We also provide Educational Consulting in STEAM, Maker Ed, and Social Emotional Learning. If you are looking for insights on how kids play, think, and connect, we host focus groups and provide a thoughtful recruitment process.
MYSTERY FIELD TRIPS: Jr. Explorers Club for Big Kids
Jr. Explorers of all ages love adventure! We are experts in urban adventure and know all the sweet spots in the city for kids of all ages. If it's a birthday or another special celebration we will design a Mystery Field Trip that suits your taste and budget. Where do you want to go?
John and Maureen are a writer/director - producer team. Team Reilly-Dixon have been creating original content for Jr. Explorers Club and for kids for years. We can produce your next video, or just come and entertain you.
LEGO Boost #BoostYourPlay Campaign
NYC Producer, Casting, Location Scout
LEGO® BOOST: #BOOSTYourPlay - How a great idea came to life
LEGO® BOOST: #BOOSTYourPlay - What will you BOOST?
LEGO BOOST: #BOOSTYourPlay - See The Funny Inventions
Let's Race for Learning with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3
LEGO Education Maker Curriculum
LEGO® Education Maker Lessons are developed to engage and motivate elementary students’ interest in learning design, engineering, and coding through the use of motorized LEGO models and simple programming. The Maker Lessons intentionally do not offer the same step-by-step guidance as Guided LEGO Projects. They provide an initial brief and starting points to build upon and provide opportunities for students to sketch, build, and test prototypes of designs they create. Open ended prompts allow for unlimited answers and enable students to express a wide range of creative solutions. The teacher’s role in the Maker Lessons is to give students the tools and freedom to Explore, Create, and Share what they Made. Use your creativity to adapt these project ideas to suit your students.
"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge." - Seymour Papert
LEGO MINDSTORMS GALLERY
UX designer, producer, and content developer of LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Gallery
Produced content for 10+ years
Vibrant community 100,000+ unique models
LEGO Technic Wall of Fans
Take a group of LEGO Fans and put them together in a top secret warehouse space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and see what magic happens! Over two days they build an interactive LEGO Technic Wall of Fans!
Designed maker spaces for the Blue School (K-5 Maker Space) and the Marymount School of New York (K-2 Tinkering Space and 3-5 STEAM Lab).
Maker Spaces are developmentally designed to meet the needs of the students and communities the spaces are serving. Two spaces are "fixed" spaces for students and classes to use (scheduled and drop in). The Marymount STEAM Lab (for grades 3-5) is designed as a Mobile Maker Space for students and teachers to check out and transport materials to classrooms.
Created in P5.js at NYU Creative Computing Festival