Pleasant Prairie will be hosting its inaugural Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, November 26 at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, located at 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. We’re excited to bring this event to the southeast Wisconsin area and hope for a large turnout!
WHAT IS A MAKER FAIRE?
A Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that brings tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, teachers, students and entrepreneurs together to “show their projects and talk about what they’ve learned.” The event is meant to inspire “everyone to become a maker and connect people with projects in their local community.” It’s an exhibition with opportunities for hands on and do-it-yourself interactions.
HOW CAN YOUR SCHOOL GET INVOLVED?
Schools by nature facilitate “Makers”. Every skill you teach your student, every project they create, identifies them as “Makers”. These projects, some old, some new, are AMAZING and need to be shared and shown off. A Maker Faire is an avenue to show off the coolest things your students are doing. Your school can reserve a booth to show off your students as Makers.
If your school isn’t interested in having a booth, there are still opportunities to see other Makers’ work. If your school is interested in selling projects or work at the Maker Faire you can pay a small additional fee to sell your work. If you would like to bus in a larger group, this can be arranged too! There is no cost to attend the event! To learn more, browse through the various areas of this site or contact Christine Christenson at email@example.com.