Teachers: to be notified of events, discounts, and freebies, please be sure to join our Maker Faire Education Community.
See also makerfaire.com/bay-area-2015/learning for more about the K-12 learning opportunities in 2015.
At Maker Faire, there are no winners or losers — anything that’s cool is fair game. It’s not a competition, and there aren’t prizes, so there are no judges deciding who has succeeded and who has failed. Yet Makers — some with two PhDs, others who never graduated from anywhere — are motivated to spend long hours in their studios, shops, kitchens, and garages finishing their projects.
- Inspiration : to participate in the creative economy and direct their own future
- Innovation : a catalyst for grassroots invention
- Education : building a connection between the community and learners
Students who come to Maker Faire will:
Meet, interact, and converse with individual Makers, who are sharing their unique passions
- Become exposed to the wide breadth of art, science, engineering, history, and interdisciplinary subject areas that all involve making
- Experience live performances and demonstrations
- Engage in hands-on workshops and activities, resulting in a project to take home
- Collaborate on a large community project and share experiences with other attendees
- Become exposed to, and feel welcomed and supported in, the Maker community
- Be inspired with at least one new idea to try at home or in school
- Feel excited to make every day a making day, and to return the next day, later in the year to a local mini Maker Faire, and again to Maker Faire Bay Area next year!