Buzz Word Alert!
MakerSpace: A makerspace is a room that contains tools and components, allowing people to enter with an idea and leave with a complete project. The best part is that makerspaces are communal. The goal is to work together to learn, collaborate, and share. A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.
Sound familiar? The goals of a makerspace seem to align with many of the goals of a local 4-H Programs.
In fact, many 4-H programs probably have a makers space; they just aren’t identifying them as one! Read more about the role MakerSpaces can have in Extension Education and 4-H.
Here’s a couple resources to help you create a makerspace for your 4-H Program:
Let’s brain storm together different ways we can be utilizing MakerSpaces,