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STEM Extras at Blairstown Farmers Market

STEM Extras at Blairstown Farmers Market We’re adding an exciting new component to our Summer of Science program for 2021. In addition to our many free activities, we are now offering a more advanced kit option with guided instruction from Sandy right at the farmer’s market! Once again we’ll be back at the Blairstown Farmer’s…

Sponsor the TREP$ program

Sponsor TREP$

Sponsor TREP$ For the last decade, I’ve hosted TREP$ programs for kids in Warren County, NJ. TREP$, short for enTREPreneur$, is a project-based learning program that teaches kids in grades 4-8 how to start their own businesses. They learn the lessons afterschool, over the summer, or remote workshops, and apply them at home as they…

Early January Newsletter

New programs and projects for January! Start the new year with great classes and projects! Once again Kaleidoscope is here with details about classes we’re offering, upcoming events, fun projects, interesting news, and other information to guide your family’s science, technology, engineering, math, and maker explorations. We hope you’ll share with all your friends. If you would like more…

Winter Break Boredom Breakers

Winter Break Boredom Breakers For the Warren County Library System, I did a short series of STEAM activities for families to do at home over winter break. With easy to find, inexpensive materials, each challenge encourages kids to build, create, and experiment. Try them! Post your results on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #warrenlib. Or…

Maker Campus Workshops

Maker Campus Workshops Make: Magazine, Make: Co, and Maker Camp have recently launched a new learning platform specially designed for Maker Education. Maker Campus is a place to connect, learn, and make together. Find enriching and interactive events including talks by expert makers, project demos, classes, virtual workshop tours, and more. I am very honored…

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a grassroots holiday started among a small group of friends that hit the big time when columnist Dave Barry wrote about it because he thought it was cool. So each year an intrepid following of very silly people enjoy a day of talking like pirates, because…

Make:Co

Make: Co kicked off the maker movement with innovative Maker Faires, international programs for kids like Maker Camp, loads of books and kits, and, of course, the beloved magazine. When COVID-19 closed schools around the world in 2020, Make coordinated online workshops and programs offered for free by selected maker hosts. Our own Sandy Roberts…

Live Streams!

Hi all! With schools and libraries closed here in NJ, I’ve been live streaming lots of maker and STEM content. It’s been so exciting learning the ins and outs of the technology. I’ve created projects for Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, Warren County Library System, and Make: as part of Family Maker Camp. I’ve put all of…