Make STEAM Sustainable! 

  • Stop by the Makerspace to explore the intersection of sustainability and maker learning and bring ideas back to your school to make immediate impact. Join a scheduled breakout session at the Maker Stage or Maker Sandbox for a deep dive into a new maker activity or drop by the Playground any time to explore a shorter "make it and take it" project. Activities will change frequently, so check the schedule and drop by often!


    As part of the Makerspace's sustainability theme this year, you will discover ideas to make projects more environmentally sustainable through up-cycling, financially sustainable through the use of low cost and reusable supplies, and culturally sustainable by integrating making into curriculum and engaging student agency.


    Stop by first thing in the morning on either day and "launch" into the conference by building a paper rocket. Come back later in the day to engineer model bridges with Maker Ed, build cardboard animatronics with Garner Holt, or explore how making can help you sustain and re-energize your career with the team from Makey Makey. Make sure to drop by on Monday when Community Science Workshop will spend the whole day sharing a plethora of low-cost activity ideas. Join us during lunch for quick talks while you eat, come any time and get your hands dirty.



    Thank you to Digital Promise for curating the content in this year’s Makerspace!


    About Digital Promise:

    Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education in order to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. Through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise is focused and committed on closing the Digital Learning Gap, and recognizes the important part that maker learning can play in that. Sign the Maker Promise and make a commitment to make high-quality maker education available to all students.