One of our primary goals as producers of Maker Faire is to highlight making in education and to engage disadvantaged children and families in our community in the Maker Movement. Field Trip Friday is a special opportunity for students to see and experience Maker Faire Milwaukee before it opens to the public.
2015 was our first year promoting this effort. Last year for Field Trip Friday we had 7 makers there with hands-on activities and demos, sharing their skills with 75 students. It was a great first effort.
In 2016 we were a bit more ambitious, and gathered 17 makers willing to share with the 244 students who came through the doors on Friday. That’s more than twice as many makers and over three times as many students!
We’d like to continue the efforts in 2017, and we’ll be looking for makers and volunteers to help expand the program. If you’re interested in getting involved, please join our mailing list to keep up-to-date as we start planning. If you’d prefer to get in touch with us directly just email firstname.lastname@example.org