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3D Printing Workshop for Kids, Saturday, June 24, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+(ish)* on Saturday, June 24, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop is 3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up! This can qualify as Homeschool credit as well.

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-june-24-tickets-35122486302?aff=efbevent
*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

3D Printing Workshop for Kids, Saturday, May 27, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+(ish)* on Saturday, May 27, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop is 3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up! This can qualify as Homeschool credit as well.

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-may-27-tickets-34640503679
*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

MakeTime For Kids – May 20 1pm-4pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maketime-for-kids-may-20th-tickets-33868048244

On May 20th between 1 – 4 PM, we will be holding our MakeTime event for the Nanaimo community, an event that we are holding monthly. This will be our May Flower edition and we have two band new sections for the kids to enjoy. One really fasinating craft that will be provided by a local artisian (Ozzy) and we are breaking out the magnetic experiments for all to try out. Continue reading MakeTime For Kids – May 20 1pm-4pm

3D Printing Workshop for Kids, Saturday, April 22, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+(ish)* on Saturday, April 22, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop is 3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up! This can qualify as Homeschool credit as well.

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-april-22-tickets-33132716848
*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+, Saturday, March 11, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+ on Saturday, March 11, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop is 3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up! This can qualify as Homeschool credit as well.

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-ages-12ish-tickets-32240030800
*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+, Saturday, Jan 21, 1pm-4pm

MAKERSPACE NANAIMO is offering a very comprehensive and hands-on 3D Printing Workshop for Kids 12+ on Saturday, Jan 21, from 1pm to 4pm. They will be learning how to design, prepare, and print a 3D-printed part that they can take home and take ownership of the entire process. The workshop is 3 hours long and is limited to 6 kids to ensure everything is 100% hands-on. Hurry now before it fills up!

Tickets and details at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3d-printing-workshop-for-kids-ages-12ish-tickets-29396046366
*If you have a younger child and believe they are capable of understanding and participating in the workshop, we are flexible and trying to be inclusive. Contact us if you are unsure.

MakeTime For Kids

On December 17, 2016 between 1 – 4 PM, we will be holding our second MakeTime event for the Nanaimo community, an event that we are holding monthly.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maketime-for-kids-tickets-29926985419

MakeTime is a children’s drop in event, geared towards ages 6 -14, with a focus on developing self-education skills. MakeTime’s focus is to provide a space for kids to “learn to learn,” with a variety of stimulating projects which will encourage each child to discover their own interests, and develop their own methods of diving into those interests.

During the three hours, we will be breaking the space into sections to provide a variety of open ended learning environments. A section leader will be provided within each section, and each child is to be accompanied by an adult guardian to help guide them (One adult is madatory for each child). Learning experiences will include basic woodworking, electrical circuit building and design, 3D printing, and a variety of STEM based kits will be available to build and experiment with. A $10 entrance fee (free for Members), will provide one child and adult pair access to the space for the event.

Makerspace has been attempting to create child focused programing since we opened in December 2013. After a great deal of deliberation throughout our leadership team and member base, we have decided to create a program that stayed true to what we are: an environment that encourages collaboration and innovation based on our own personal interests and ideas.

Makerspace has acquired enough materials and educational kits to initiate the first few MakeTime events. In order to continue offering a dynamic variety of educational experiences, we are still looking for donations both monetary and in-kind. Any donation of STEM learning kits, LEGO, VEX, Meccano, or any other modular building platform (used or new) would also be appreciated. As a Makerspace we are always looking for tools as well.

A big thank you to our current donors. Specifically Coastal Community Credit Union and RB Engineering. As well as Makespace Nanaimo sponsors BC Robotics, Canem Systems, Fastenal, Inuktun, Thinkbox Manufacturing, and VMAC.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about our new community initiative. Also please consider a cash donation as cash provides the ability to ensure we are facilitating innovation with appropriate tools.