Members of a youth science club, all having various skills including writing code for computer programs, have answered a call for volunteers to create a digital walking tour for the Warwick Historical Society. .
The Warwick Valley Youth Sciences Club (WVYSC) recently announced that in collaboration with The Warwick Historical Society and Geek Hive, the development of the Warwick Historical Society “Digital Tour” Application would be undertaken by members of the club.
The creation of a digital walking tour app available on both Androids and IPhones would allow visitors to learn about the history of Warwick at their convenience.
The club, which was recently founded by Warwick High School student Jordan De Sotle, received approval for this project from Roger Moss, a volunteer with the Historical Society who will be the overall program manager.
Assistance from founder of Geek HivePeter Ladka, founder and CEO of the Warwick-based tech company Geek Hive, had been a huge influence in the club’s creation and has offered use of Geek Hive’s facilities for the club to meet as well as his assistance when needed.
The members and mentors plan to meet once each week in the Geek Hive facility to work on the project, giving the students a real life experience in development work.
The science club will be one part of a larger program consisting of multiple teams such as mobile development, quality assurance, photography, music and so forth.
Each team will have a mentor that will help team members with tasks, cross team coordination, schedule and scope.
“The Warwick Valley Youth Sciences Club,” said De Sotle, “is excited to be part of this project and while the team will be focused primarily on application development, the club would like the community to know they are more than just a computer club. We are interested in all the sciences, from robotics to horticulture.”
$5,000 grantThe Warwick Historical Society digital walking tour project was made possible by a $5,000 grant awarded by Humanities New York, an organization that provides support across the state’s intellectual and cultural sectors through grants, programs, networking and advocacy in order to encourage critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena.
Membership in the Warwick Valley Youth Sciences Club is open to students from all schools as well as those who are home schooled. For more information or to join contact De Sotle at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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