The maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, 2018 in libraries, schools, museums, colleges, makerspaces, businesses and other community locations.

NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. Participating locations included public and academic libraries, schools, museums, commercial makerspaces, and stores, as well as sponsorship from organizations.

Makerspaces across the state are having a significant impact on education and job skills development by providing access to people, information, resources, and tools that facilitate making to a wide variety of skill levels. NJ Makers Day allows communities to share hands-on programming opportunities, demonstrations and displays, and the expertise of the individuals and organizations that make, create, and develop right in their own backyards.

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“We are ecstatic to be able to bring this type of programming to the surrounding communities,” said Kerry Eberhardt, Director of Programs at the Morris County School of Technology. “We are committed to finding ways to help people to learn new skills and to work collaboratively on exciting hands-on projects.” Morris County School of Technology is proud to be a participating site for New Jersey Makers Day!

All are welcome to join on Saturday, March 10th for exciting demonstrations focusing on the maker culture. The Maker Faire-style event will be from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Morris County School of Technology in Building 4.

Please register for this free event at https://mcstmakersday.eventbrite.com.

We are proud to partner with local makers and organizations for our 2018 Makers Day Event. A few of our partners include (but are not limited to) New Jersey STEM Pathways Network and #NJSTEMMonth, Picatinny Arsenal, Control Point Associates, County College of Morris Women in STEM Club, Peters Valley Craft Center, and the Morris County School of Glass. ​Demonstrations to include  3D Printing, Cosmetology, Fun with Physics, Metal Sculpting, Robotics, Screen Printing, Video Game Development, Student Culinary Demonstrations ...and much more!

For more information, please contact Kerry Eberhardt at 973-627-4600 ext. 202 or via email at eberhardtk@mcvts.org. Morris County School of Technology is located at 400 East Main St, Denville.