Participatory Pokémon GO
Aug 07

Participatory Pokémon GO

When:
August 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Teen Central @ Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA 02116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Teen Central
617-859-2334

This summer, youth across the City of Boston will research their neighborhoods to identify meaningful locations. These can include small parks or historic buildings where something awesome happened. Students will make 60-second videos explaining why these locations should be included in Pokémon GO. A youth-led selection process will then review the videos and pick the winning locations where new PokéStops will be created.

Through this process, students will gain experience in:

  • civic advocacy
  • training in media literacy, and
  • enrichment through cultural and community exploration.

On Wednesday, August 9, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center and Teen Central at the Boston Public Library are teaming up to host a video-making workshop where you can create and submit your PokéStop videos. Join us in Teen Central from 3-5pm!