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NKY MakerSpace Field Trip

Owning/Managing Organization: Northern Kentucky MakerSpace 

Program Description: 
NKY MakerSpace is located in Burlington, Kentucky, on Boone County Fairgrounds. NKY MakerSpace is a regional program serving K-12 students through field trips, workshops and internships. It was made possible through a partnership between Leadership NKY Class of 2015 and Boone County Schools. Through generous support from our sponsors, Kentucky's first kid-focused MakerSpace has come to life and is open for field trips, after-school events, super Saturdays and summer camps.

NKY MakerSpace was a dream of two Boone County Schools robotics teams - the Jr Brainy Bots and the Brainy Bots, but it was only through the dedication and work of LNK 2015 that the dream was realized. Special thanks to the project co-chairs, Larry Luebbers and Claire Parsons for their commitment and dedication. The goal of NKY MakerSpace is to provide the students of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati the opportunity to learn through creation in a dedicated ‘Makerspace’. 

Outcomes of Program: 
We offer field trips for certified teachers and K-12 students in northern Kentucky and greater Cincinnati at no cost. At the MakerSpace, we believe field trips should be planned to be an extension of the classroom. We encourage teachers to schedule a time to explore our space and technologies prior to planning a field trip in order to prepare for a best-practice learning experience for all students!

Time Details: 

Length of time will depend upon the activity/experience planned.

Cost Details: 

The field trip/experience is free, with exception to any consumables that may be used. Workshops vary per topic and professional leading the session in terms of cost.

People Details: 

Teachers should attend a free teacher exploration during or after school prior to the field trip to become familiar with the technology. Next, plan Maker lessons in the classroom leading up to the field trip so that students become familiar and are fully engaged during the experience. Lastly, plan post field trip lessons to review what students learned, identify how and where to have a MakerSpace in the school and decide next steps.

Prize Details: 

If elected, the class may receive 3D printed “take-away.”

States Available: 
Submission Details: 

One per school per semester.

Participating Schools