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The MakerPlace

Based on the popular Maker Movement and the variety of makerspaces popping up in communities across the country, The MakerPlace brings technology, mathematics and engineering to life through designing, building, tinkering and inventing using ordinary, everyday items, gizmos, and gadgets. Participants will explore these concepts and bring home their own creations at the end of each themed session or after they complete a project.  The MakerPlace is presented by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Kentucky Science Center.

Let's Make A Thing Workshops

New to the world of making?  Sign up for one of these step-by-step workshops to create something fun and exciting to take home.  We'll help you every step of the way - whether its soldering, sewing, or laser-cutting.  This is the perfect beginners' program because its a fun way to learn new fabrication techniques.  No experience required - just curiosity and creativity.

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Open Meeting & Making

Join the maker movement!  We meet every other week to work on our own projects, meet and hang out with other makers, find inspiration, and learn new skills.  This meeting is open to the newly curious and seasoned makers alike.  Attendees are encouraged to bring any existing projects or new ideas to get access to the right tools, knowledge, and materials.  Don't have a project?  No problem.  Come and check out what's going on and we'll help you match your interests to a cool project you can work on at future meetings.  No formal lesson is planned, but we'll start with a short formal meeting and then get to work dreaming up and making cool things.

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Special Skill-Building Workshops

Want to take your DIY-attitude to the next level and cultivate your maker skills?  You came to the right place!  These workshops cover a more detailed understanding of key skills and subjects useful for hackers and makers.  Each workshop centers around a particular topic chosen based on community interest.  Like the Make a Thing Workshops, you will get to create something and take it home as part of the learning process.

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Workshop Information

Each youth that attends the workshop will be exposed to many different media:  textiles, wood working, electrical circuitry, joining, cutting, laser cutting, soldering, programming, 3-D plotting, and much more!  They’ll learn how these different media can be combined to create one-of-a-kind projects.

Adults are there to work alongside the youth, not to be full participants in the workshop.  They will not be making their own projects, but assisting the youth and being exposed to the maker movement and the many different media.

For More Information

Janis Kidd, PE
2115 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY  40206

About Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana (www.gskentuckiana.org)

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Inc. serves more than 23,000 girls and volunteers in 64 counties in Indiana and Kentucky. Working in partnership with a team of committed adult volunteers, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is available to girls through troops and interest groups, in neighborhood and community program facilities, in schools and as part of many after-school programs, and in juvenile detention centers. Girl Scouting provides opportunities and experiences as diverse as the girls we serve. While the girls are having fun and making new friends, they are also learning. Age-appropriate lessons on health and wellness, financial literacy, peer pressure and self-esteem are all common themes in Girl Scouting. Our outdoor programs help nurture a love of the environment and encourage girls to learn about and preserve the world around them. Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana has embraced STEM education and experience programming as part of its 2014 Program Platform.

About Kentucky Science Center (www.KYScienceCenter.org)

Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.

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