After binge-watching every season of Friends, it’s easy to get bored during self-quarantine. Fortunately, the Museum of Discovery and Baldwin & Shell Construction Company are partnering to give Arkansans something “constructive” to do.
Baldwin & Shell and the Museum of Discovery are hosting a cardboard construction contest, challenging families and individuals to unleash their creativity to build something unique.
“Baldwin & Shell is proud to be involved with the Museum of Discovery for this contest,” Scott Copas, Baldwin & Shell President and CEO said in a statement. “During these uncertain times, we hope to inspire creativity and hands-on learning for children and adults of all ages.”
According to the Museum of Discovery’s Tinkering Studio manager Mikahla Denney, the contest ties in with the museum’s mission to provide fun educational activities for families and individuals. This contest, she says, will offer hours of fun discovery and learning.
“Tinkering and building with cardboard encourages creativity, problem-solving, team building and discovery through trial and error. With families and individuals self-isolating and receiving at-home deliveries, they probably have copious amounts of time and cardboard. Hopefully this contest will put both to good use,” she said.
Participants can submit pictures or videos of their cardboard creations online by 8 p.m. Wednesday April 1, by using one of these options:
- Post on Facebook at /MuseumofDiscovery or direct message the museum
- Tag the museum and Baldwin & Shell on Instagram using @arkmod and @baldwinandshellcon along with #arkmodconstructs
- Tag the museum on Twitter using @arkmod and #arkmodconstructs
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A panel of Baldwin & Shell and Museum of Discovery employees will judge the submissionsand present a selection of submissions that will be publicly voted on. The winner of the family-constructed contest will receive a family membership to the Museum of Discovery for five people as well as a private, behind-the-scenes tour of a Baldwin & Shell construction site. The winner of the adult-constructed contest will receive two Science After Dark memberships, which provide free admission to the museum’s monthly adult event for one year, as well as a private, behind-the-scenes tour of a Baldwin & Shell construction site.