Tinkering Labs and the Electric Motors Catalyst

Gever found that he just wasn’t busy enough with Tinkering School (now 10 years old), Fifty Dangerous Things (now 6 years old) and Brightworks (now 5 years old). It was time for the Next Big Thing in Tinkering: Tinkering

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Gever on NPR (and again and again!)

First, Gever was on the NPR program, TED Radio Hour, talking about “What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?”: archive

Then, a portion of Gever’s segment was rebroadcast on NPR Weekend Saturday Edition! archive (scroll down …

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Coming Soon to Chicago Children’s Museum

A new interactive exhibit opens in the Chicago Children’s Museum on June 1, 2014: Danger 101: Daring Deeds for Curious Kids

According to the press release, “Using Tulley’s book, 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do, …

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50 Dangerous Things in the New York Times (again)

The Motherlode blog just posted a story with lots of great books for summer fun (everyone should grab a copy of The Art of Tinkering by our pals at the Exploratorium, Karen Wilkenson and Mike Petrich!).

Thanks to Jessica …

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Gever is an Allen Distinguished Educator!

On February 5, 2014, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced the first Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE). Not only are these the first awards from this foundation to recognize achievement specifically in education, but they are also one of …

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2013 Update

It’s hard to believe 2013 is almost over. While we still don’t have any visibility on a 50 More Dangerous Things (and haven’t even decided if it’s just “more things” or truly “more dangerous” things!), Brightworks is thriving and …

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Fifty Dangerous Things in Russian!

We aren’t really directly involved in the process of getting the book translated into other languages, and the process takes a really long time (compared to how quickly we create the book in the first place!). So forgive us …

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What has Gever been up to (2012 edition)?

As some of you may have noticed, there hasn’t been much 50 Dangerous Things news in the past two years. That’s because Gever went and started a school. A “real” school! It’s kept him pretty busy – if you’d …

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Gever On Tour – 2011

Gever did several speaking engagements and workshops in 2011 (it was a very busy Spring!). I found this blog posting in our “draft” section and decided to finish it and share, since it’s chock-full of links to YouTube videos!…

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Maker Faire and Japanese 50DT

Gever and Julie will be at Maker Faire this weekend (May 21-22) at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds. We’ll be doing some Dangerous Things and signing books. The Faire is super-fun, so you should definitely come. And we’d love …

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