About Our Interactive Playgrounds

Art Play Science was started in 2021 with a mission to encourage active, passive and on-the-go learning by creating interactive science playgrounds connected to a fun educational website featuring games and science artists.

 

Conscious design and building are a primary focus of the playground by creating multi-generational designs while striving to be equitable, diverse and inclusive in business practice by inviting local communities and local trade professionals to complete the build.

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Mission & Vision

The mission of Art Play Science is to provide science education through play and visual arts while simultaneously working towards removing the stigma of sciences being too hard/scary to learn, especially for kids.

The vision of Art Play Science is to promote community connection between the general public, scientists and science artists by providing virtual connections to the playgrounds via the website and subsequently strengthening science education through visual art and community.

Meet the Team

Art Play Science is a passionate team of volunteers building interactive science playgrounds and online games with the mission to bring science education to the community through play and art. 

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Alicia
Moya-Méndez

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Founder

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“Art is the queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world.”

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Nate
Smith

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Founder

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“Don’t think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art.”

– Andy Warhol

Joseph
Nguyen

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Founder

“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” 

- Charles Dickens

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Dr. Daavid
Väänänen

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Educational Advisor

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"The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

- Dan Millman

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Danielle 
Moya-Méndez

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Advising Developer

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“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

 

- Neville Brody

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Matthew
Blackman

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Advising Developer

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic experience much like composing poetry or music."

- Donald E. Knuth

Meghan
Haviland

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Administrative Lead

"We don't see things as they are—
we see things as we are." 

- Anaïs Nin

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