Maker Faires: What Are They and Why Should We Care?

April 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

The article discusses the Maker Faires, a hybrid of science fairs, craft shows, and county fairs where people come to display what they have created and talk about what they learned. The faires are designed for people who work in places such as shops, garages, kitchen tables, schools, or science clubs, while they invent and innovate with new technologies, science, engineering, art performance and various crafts. The events' impact on economic development and education is mentioned.


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Sylvia Tiala, Author, University of Wisconsin, Stout


Publication: Interface (Wisconsin Technology Education Organization)
Volume: 53
Number: 3
Page(s): 24

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Making and Tinkering Programs | Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs