National Week of Making Begins

The White House is hosting the "National Maker Faire" all weekend long

Grab your tools and aim to innovate. June 17 marks the start of "National Week of Making," an initative that encourages the courty to celebrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math, as well as recognizes the individuals who made a significant contribuution to the Maker Movement.

President Obama is kicking off the week with a "National Maker Faire" at the White House this weekend, but you don't have to travel to the nation's capital to get creative and participate in Maker events.

Just last weekend, the MakerSpace presented by Raytheon opened at the Sci-Tech Discover Center in Frisco, Texas.

Every Monday through Saturday, the MakerSpace will be offering four programs through August 20 to children interested in learning about the following topics:

11 a.m: Planes, Trains and Automobiles - for children ages 3-9
1 p.m.: Circuts, Computers and Programming - for children 9-12.
2 p.m.: Maker Mini Golf Obstacle - for children 7-13.
3 p.m. Speaker Construction - for children 5-12.

These programs are free with general admisson to the Sci-Tech Discover Center and staff will be available to help with these hands on experiences.

Want another way to learn more about the Maker Movement? Google will be hosting four Google Maker Camps throughout the summer for students to learn basic coding concepts at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Schkeddy Ed in The Colony, Melissa Public Library, and The library at Ceder Creek Lake. You also have an option to participate in the camp virtually beginning in July.

Another way for people of all ages to build their dream designs is through subscription services like Tinker Crate. For $25 a month, anyone can learn STEM skills - Science, Technology, Education and Math.

No matter how you observe "National Week of Making," everyone is welcome to become a part of the "Maker" community.

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