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Market Days: Trashformation

August 17

Market Days: Trashformation

Upcycling Opportunities in Sustainability and Design

Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location:  Exploratorium, Pier 15 Plaza

Admission:  Free (Market Days is a free outdoor program. Ticket required for museum admission.)

Our waste could be the start of something beautiful and useful. Join us to consider the creative and innovative potential of trash. The Y.E.S. (Youth Educational Spacecraft) Project will land their mobile spaceship classroom built from repurposed and found objects by kids from the Tenderloin and Hunters Point. All Power Labs will show off their compact, automated system to turn wood chips into electricity. Plus, work on crocheting a rug from rags with Ramekon O’Arwisters, and make puppets and toy tops from objects others might throw away.

Participating Exhibitors

Youth Education Spaceship
All Power Labs "Power Pallet"
UC Berkeley "Impulse" Solar Car
Exploratorium Explainers
The Tinkering Studio
Peter Wagner's WhymCycles
5 Gyres Exhibits
Kijani Grows
Scrap SF: Hands-on art activities
Nemo Gould
Ramekon O'Arwisters
Yes and Yes Designs
SF Zoo
Washed Ashore

Explorables at Trashformation

Tops come in all shapes and sizes. Use different building materials to see how they change the way in which your top spins. This classic game was one of Frank Oppenheimer's favorite activities.

Made from cups and other found materials, Cuppets are stick puppets that prompt the maker to explore the fundamental differences between animals. Have you ever wondered what makes a house cat different from a tiger?