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Kids' Creativity Weekend

Kids' Creativity Weekend Curators

Mark Moffet's photo

Mark W. Moffett

Mark W. Moffett called the Indiana Jones of entomology by National Geographic, which has published hundreds of his images in 30 articles, is known for finding rare species in remote places as a specialist on treetop ecology and army ant swarm behavior. He has received major awards for his exploration, writing, books, and photography.

A closer picture of Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells is an expert at managing healthcare systems in the US and abroad. When on expeditions with fellow explorer Moffett, she also captures the work and inspiration of scientific researchers through photography and film.

Kids' Creativity Weekend Presenters

Mark Mitton's closer photo
Mark Mitton

Mark Mitton is a master magician who has made Will Smith appear in the middle of Times Square, and taught sleight-of-hand to Beyonce, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, John Tra­volta, and John Lithgow. Mark frequently partners with scientists and philosophers to explore magic and the nature of human perception.

A man carrying a bat on his hand
Rob Mies

Biologist Rob Mies is an outspoken advocate for bat conservation, having appeared on The Tonight Show, Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGener­es, Martha Stuart and many other TV shows. He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation and is currently featured in the Discovery Channel’s Trailblazers TV show.

A man holding an open book
Robert Sabuda

Called “the reigning prince of pop-up books” by the Wall Street Journal, and described as an “eye-popping…storyteller meets architect” by the New York Times, Robert Sabuda turns ordinary paper into 3-D masterpieces that he threads into stories that dance, twist, and twirl, including Sea Island Pops Up, Sea Island’s very own masterpiece.

A man smilling at the camera
Gentry Stein

Gentry Stein, World Yoyo Champion, is an ambassador for yoyo. He travels the globe to teach and promote what is widely seen as a simple classic toy, ultimately breaking the boundaries of what is thought to be possible with a yoyo.

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