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Category: Maker Movement

BeeWise is “Buzzing” Right Along

What happens when you mix citizen science, youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, beekeeping, the Maker movement, and throw in a little Internet of Things just for fun? You get BeeWise, one of eXtension’s 2017 innovation projects. Since the project announcement, the BeeWise Apiary at the Pueblo Zoo was dedicated by Pueblo […]

Making the Best Better

In 4-H we focus on “making the best better” as it relates to helping youth make improvements in the world we live in.   We have been doing this for over 100 years, so this is not something that is new.   What is new in the past 10 years is a grassroots movement called […]

Ten statistics that reveal the size and scope of the Maker Movement

The Maker Movement is being lauded as the New Industrial Revolution. It has arrived and “it will be bigger than the Web,” says Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine. A new generation of hackers, designers, artists and entrepreneurs are all part of the rise of the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture that has led to Makerspaces sprouting […]