Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and its arts organization partner, Waterfall Arts, are seeking participants for a free digital storytelling program for girls age 12 to 16. The "AR Girls Summer Intensive" will run from Aug. 6 to 17 in Belfast.

The summer program launches a brand new digital storytelling club for girls that will continue from September through December. Participants will work with other girls and community members, using their expertise in the arts to create their own interactive digital stories, communicating topics that are important to them and their communities. They will learn how to use the latest Augmented Reality (AR) platform to get their stories out into the community.

This new club will continue to meet weekly via phone or video conference after the summer program. The girls will share their digital stories with the community during Waterfall Arts’ open house and a showcase Oct. 22. Participants do not need their own computer hardware.

Girls aged 12 to 16 can sign up today on MMSA’s website:

Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High St. in Belfast. Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals and arts enthusiasts of all ages.

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance runs programs for students and educators with the aim of getting people excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics today so that our youth can become the innovators and workforce of tomorrow.