Tinkering with a Making Space Workshop
This two-day workshop will serve as a great introduction to any informal or formal educator interested in starting his or her own tinkering space. Don’t just read a case study—walk through an innovative making environment with the people who developed, opened, and re-engineered it! Find out about the successes and failures experienced when Imagination Station opened the Idea Lab in May 2016—with particular emphasis on navigating budget challenges—and get do some making and tinkering yourself in the space.
The event will also delve into how a new tinkering space (and the philosophy that embodies it) has the potential to support and amplify other institutional functions, including teacher professional development, special events, and programming outside the organization’s facility.
The event will be led by these ASTC Making & Tinkering Spaces in Museums CoP Members from Imagination Station: Carl Nelson, chief scientist, and Sloan Mann, director of STEM education.