In the camp for elementary school students, participants create functional games with theme on energy and environment.
Daesung Group (Chairman: Kim Young-hoon) holds the ‘Eco-energy Camp 2013’, a functional game camp, for 4 days from July 29 to August 1 at its training institute in Geochang, Gyeongsangnam-do for elementary school children.
In its tenth year, the eco-energy camp in this year will be held under the theme of ‘Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today’, implying wish for success of the World Energy Congress Daegu 2013 scheduled to be held in October in Daegu.
In the camp, students will enhance comprehensive understanding of the theme on energy and environment as well as ability to solve problems creatively and conduct team work to jointly resolve tasks while creating functional games.
Divided into 5 teams, 40 fifth and sixth grade students will deepen understanding of the theme through specialists’ lectures on energy and functional games, experiential learning of energy facilities and team-based discussion.
And participants who are unfamiliar with renewable energies will have chances of taking field trips to the industry-first 200kW tower-type solar thermal power generation system developed by Daesung Group and facility of recovering resources from landfill gas in Bangcheon-ri.
In addition, participants will actively take part in processes of creating games, including organization of themes and stories, development of characters and computer programming, with assistance of professors and students at game mobile contents department of Keimyung University.
On the last day of the camp, participants will present games created by each team at the auditorium of Daesung Energy head office, and all games will be created in the form of mobile application games. After the show, excellent games will be honored with awards.
The judging panel of games will consist of specialists in functional games and education, including President Suzanna Samstag Oh of Korea Branch of Games for Change, Prof. Im Chung-jae of game mobile contents at Keimyung University, Education Researcher Kim Bong-jun at Daegu Educational Training Institute, and Director Lee Jae-gwang of E-Fun at Daegu Digital Contents Agency.
The Eco-energy Camp 2013 is hosted by Daesung Haegang Science and Culture Foundation, and jointly organized by Daesung Holdings and Keimyung University. And it will be sponsored by Daesung Group, Daesung Energy, Distance Education and Training Institute for Teachers and Students, and U-Learn Net Lifelong Education Institute.
Daesung Group has been hosting science camps for youth since 2004, and it added the course of developing functional games to their programs since 2009. These annual camps adopted diversified social themes every year, including renewable energies, health of youth, division between South and North Korea, and safety in life. Daesung Haegang Science and Culture Foundation supports all participation expenses.
Source : e2news