Virtual Summer Camp Alert! Maker Camp Kicks Off Today

Logo for MakerCamp.

If you’re a high school student who’s really into space, Maker Camp bills itself as a great spot for you to get involved. Every summer, the organization runs a virtual summer camp for six weeks, encouraging people to build fun things such as glowing bikes and stroboscopes.

The festivities kick off today with a field trip: “Join us for a truly stellar Hangout as we launch Maker Camp live from +New York Hall of Science. We’ll be joined by Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and the folks at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will share their dreams for the future of space exploration,” Maker Camp wrote on its event page.

You can watch the event at 2 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. UTC) below! .

Maker Camp is a collaboration of Make Magazine and Google+, and runs daily from today to Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. UTC). Joining is completely free and is targeted to students between ages 13 to 18; younger students can also participate as long as they have access to (and permission from) an adult’s Google+ account.