A glimpse into your future may be a short hike away in the World Scout Jamboree.
Living in the 21st Century has a major exposition area which helps you explore your future as a part of a knowledgeable workforce and transportation. All are located in roomy tents just west of the Scuba pools.
Although filled with technology, the Skills of the Future tent is not about technology, but about how to collaborate and react responsibly in an age of growing technology. You can take a skills screening and play a game with other Scouts which you can only win by working together as a team. It is made tricky with moral dilemmas involving technology and people. The tent includes two different escape rooms. You can even brush up on your software coding skills.
Another tent lets you explore the possibilities of engineering. You can start by challenging yourself with DaVinci kits in which you build a bridge with a limited set of materials. You can test an engineering design simulator in which you can use a computer program to see first-hand how to design things digitally. A group game lets Scouts try a challenge in which they manage a tennis ball factory to discover ways to make the process more efficient. You can even try the experience of how to travel through U.S. style traffic intersections versus U.K.-style traffic circles.
In the Designing a Smarter Transportation System tent, Scouts can see how different transportation systems determine how easily people can go to where they desire. You can start with a look at the Mars Rover which has been transmitting data from the surface of Mars for five years. The planet appears to have once been somewhat like the earth with water, plants, and atmosphere, so it may be an indicator for the impact of greater sustainability. The same exhibit lets you explore magnetic forces against the forces of gravity — you can even even design your own magnetic levitation car. This model car races on a wind tunnel-like track floating above rails made of magnet. Then, you can see how digital modeling was used to create an electric airplane. (Check the leader board for which Scouts at Jamboree have the fastest time mag-lev car speed!)
Robots become real when you build your own! You build your own circuit board then program how the robot works. You can event design something for 3-D printing. The best design each hour gets to print their design to take home.
One tent lets you experience the world of virtual reality, making interactive videos appear like real life. In the Bike Zoo, you can test ride electric, folding, and cargo bikes. In another tent, you experience the safety risks of driving motorized vehicles. Yet another tent lets you see how drones are used in the workforce and learn the basics of flying them. Then you take to the field to run your drone through a combination obstacle course and hide-and-seek game.
The Living in the 21st Century Knowledgeable Workforce & Transportation area is located just west of the Scuba pools on Jack Furst Drive. Check the offcial WSJ19 app for more information.
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