Young Makers’ Workshops prep kids for MakerFaire Vancouver

MEDIA ALERT
May 29, 2012

Young Makers’ Workshops prep kids for MakerFaire Vancouver

June 16, 2012 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Museum of Vancouver

If you have a young family member aged 13–18 who loves to create and get hands-on, then Young Makers Day is an excellent opportunity for them to build and to introduce them to a community of “Makers” — creative folks who range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors.

Participants will become part of Maker Faire, a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Come to the Young Makers Day at the Museum of Vancouver to make a cool team project to show-and-tell at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire to be held June 23 and 24 at the PNE!   

At the MOV your young maker can:

  • Create a giant ugly creature
  • Build paper and PVC pipe lanterns lit with LED lights
  • Hack a spray paint can to make virtual graffiti

Young Makers will work with an expert Maker from the community to learn how to manipulate materials, foster creativity and collaboration, inspire other makers, and grow the Maker Movement.  AND participants get to attend Vancouver Mini Maker Faire on June 23 and 24 as a featured Makers to show-off their team’s project.  How cool is that?  Participants become a Maker in just one day! 

Registration is limited and includes all food and material costs for the day. For more information or to register online, visit http://youngmakersvancouver.eventbrite.com .

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Media Contact
Amanda McCuaig, Marketing Officer                      Arielle Fraser, Education Liaison Maker Faire
T: 604.730.5309                                                         T: 778.883.8525
E: amccuaig@museumofvancouver.ca                 E: Arielle@makerfaire.ca

Date 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012