education day woodworking maker faire teens

Education Day, on Friday, June 2, 2017, offers a sneak-peek of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Mini Maker Faire to 7th grade students from schools with 50% or more students eligible for reduced fee or free lunch. The event is free for students and adults with transportation stipends available. This half-day interactive learning opportunity features an up-close and hands-on look at applied STEM outside the classroom. Students have the chance to talk to regional makers, entrepreneurs and businesses about their work. Students and teachers can try their hands at coding, flying a drone, screenprinting, soldering and building their own projects.

NEW FOR 2017! Student Showcase. The student showcase is an opportunity for educators and the next generation of makers to show off their maker talents and creations. Students and teachers are invited to submit projects to showcase at the faire during our call for makers.

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Why should you come?

  • View maker exhibits and performances
  • Interact with makers
  • Participate in maker activities
  • Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Maker Faire set-up
  • Respond to “Call for Makers” to share student and staff projects

Our experienced team of educators knows how to engage teens and pre-teens as they explore art, technology, design and engineering in an informal setting – ensuring the educational value of the time spent at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Mini Maker Faire Education Day.