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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…

Origami Circuits

Origami Circuits Lately I have been really enjoying creating origami circuits. This a fun mash up of the ancient paper folding techniques with electrical circuits. It’s built on the popular paper circuit project which used conductive copper tape to attach items, usually LEDs, to crafts such as cards and artwork. But origami circuits create 3D…

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…

25 Days of Making

25 Days of Making For the last several years, “Coffee for the Brain” creator Aaron Maurer, a fantastic educator, blogger, and podcaster, has lead an amazing seasonal project. It’s called the 25 Days of Making and it’s wonderful. Basically, Aaron gets dozens of makers, teachers, writers, and educators to create special projects to celebrate creativity.…