THE FWSU STORY: Georgia Students Present Maker Faire

What is a Maker Faire? Maker Faire is an opportunity for discussion, expression, creativity, and FUN! The expression on the faces of both adults and children show it all. On a February school night, the GEMS cafeteria was elbow-to-elbow as parents, children, and students attended the maker event with enthusiasm and excitement.

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Everyone had the opportunity to create, make, and problem solve and a variety of diverse challenge tasks and inquiry-based learning opportunities were spread throughout the cafeteria.

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Each station was unique and lured the creative thinker over to investigate, build – and hopefully solve. The following were booths/activities available:

Click the Maker movie below to get a great view of the night and activities available for all.  Courtesy of GEMS television and Christopher Dukeshire.

Thank You to the following sponsors for their support and contributions towards materials and supplies.  Children, could not only build and create but bring home their designs for memories and keepsake. Thank you so much!

  • Paul Frank and Collins P.C
  • Harrison Concrete
  • University of Vermont
  • Carolyn Branagan, VT State Senator
  • Georgia PTCO
  • Georgia Market
  • Exit 18 Equipment
  • R.L. Vallee Inc
  • Georgia Self Storage
  • Breezy Acres Garden Center

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