5.22.12 | This year’s giant Bay Area Maker Faire did not disappoint. There were gyroscope motorcycles, woodblock printing, clocks made out of bicycle frames, and a robotics petting zoo.
But we are most excited about the new Maker Education Initiative that Maker Faire’s Creator Dale Dougherty, co-founder of O’Reilly Media, announced over the weekend.
The new nonprofit aims to expand on the Young Makers Program, which we reported on here, to help bring hands-on learning experiences—where kids get the opportunities make, build and create—to more students in schools, science centers, museums and afterschool programs all over the country.
“We believe making provides rich, authentic learning experiences,” Dougherty said. “Such experiences promote creativity and develop problem solving skills while helping to establish a lifelong interest in science and technology. Becoming a maker can be life-changing for a child.”