May will be here before you know it. Now’s the time to start putting together a Maker Club. Get the kids you know to stretch their making skills to the limit, build something amazing, and show off their projects at Maker Faire just over five months from now. We expect that there will be more Young Makers than ever this year at Maker Faire Bay Area, and we hope to hear about more Maker Clubs sprouting up around the world for Maker Faires and Mini Maker Faires far and wide.
Please join us for an organizational meeting to kick off the 2012 offering of the Young Makers program:
- …if you want to start or continue a Maker Club in your area.
- …if you are interested in mentoring a Young Maker.
- …if you’re the parent (or teacher) of a Young Maker who wants to connect with other adults-helping-kids-make.
Young Makers Organizational Kickoff Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Although we will focus on the program whose regional meetings will happen at the Exploratorium, we welcome participants who would like to start clubs and hubs everywhere and anywhere. Whether or not you can come, we encourage you to review the current draft of the playbook we’ve been developing to help clubs get up and running.
The meeting is intended for adults only. It should run about an hour, after which, attendees are welcome to mingle with one another. (Please note that the museum will have closed at 5:00pm.)
Whether or not you attend, and no matter where you’re making, be sure to sign up to get news about Young Makers. And if you’ve started a Maker Club already, tell us about it so we can add you to our list of club affiliates.
Other upcoming dates for Young Makers If you love Maker Faire, you don’t have to wait to get your fix. The Exploratorium will host four Saturday events that serve up a tasty teaser of the main event in May. You don’t want to miss these! Open Make events include hands-on workshops on the floor of the museum, a panel of inspiring Makers interviewed by Dale Dougherty, and a sampling of the kinds of exhibits and demos you appreciate at Maker Faire. For those participating in a Maker Club in the Young Makers program, you’d also be welcome to the monthly regional meetings on the same Saturdays.
These will be held at the Exploratorium on the third Saturday of each month, 10am to 2pm.
- Saturday, Jan 21st
- Saturday, Feb 18th
- Saturday, March 17th
- Saturday, April 21st