Third Annual Roanoke Mini Maker Faire set for February 22nd

February 06, 2020

News - Feb20 - MakerFaire2While there will be some community groups (grown-ups) there offering hands-on activities for students, the Roanoke Maker Faire is focused mainly on K-12 students showcasing their own work. This event is open to all types of student "Makers," and in years past we have had students share woodworking, origami, video games (that students coded), robotic creations, music, lego creations, Minecraft Edu builds, crafts, 3D printing, and more! It is part of the Maker Faire movement  -- there are Maker Faires that are held all over the world (check them out here: https://makerfaire.com/map/). It would be something that you or your students could even put on their resumes or in their portfolios since this is a global movement.

We are in need of Makers and volunteers to make this event as successful as last year! Over 700 visitors came through our doors last year and we hope to exceed those numbers this year. 

 Continuing Education Credits:

We are rewarding teachers who participate in the Roanoke Mini Maker Faire with Continuing Education Credits. Teachers receive 10 credits if they bring students presenters ("makers") for the day, or 5 Continuing Education Credits for volunteering during the event. 

If a class is working on a project or there's an after school science club that would the opportunity to show the public what they have been working on, this is the perfect event to get involved in!

You can find the Call to Makers Form here: https://roanoke.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/ application/ 

You can find the Call for Volunteers Form here: https://roanoke.makerfaire.com/participate/ volunteer/