Helping our community understand the skills young people need for the 21st century and increasing access to the technology and tools shaping education and work are at the center of the Maker Movement.


Making In Education Partner


The Northwestern Mutual Education Makerspace at the Faire will serve as a hub for hands-on learning experiences and as a resource for those who want to learn about adapting dynamics of the Maker Movement to teaching and instruction.

School groups can’t join us in-person on Education Day at the Faire this year, so we have put together a series of FREE, live Meet the Maker interviews that anyone, anywhere can join on Friday September 24, 2021.

These virtual presentations will feature makers of all kinds from different parts of our community.

Meet the Wisconsin high school team behind the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow award-winning ice thickness measuring robot and puck, a mechanical engineer and prototyping expert, the brains behind the Power Racing Series, a prize-winning maker and product developer, and more.

We’ll keep adding to the schedule, so check for updates and register to get the links!

Wednesday, October 6: Industry 4.0 Professional Development Virtual Workshop

For teens, young adults, and classroom teachers at all levels, this two-hour Arduino® workshop will feature introductory physical computing, engineering design, and coding skills. Arduino® is an open-source electronics platform with easy-to-use hardware and software for making interactive projects and fun STEM competencies lessons. Visit Gearbox Labs for more information about workshop kits and curriculum.

We welcome individuals, groups, and organizations throughout our learning community to participate in Maker Faire’s unique learning experiences.