Tag: maker movement

BeeWise Summer Camps Full of Fun and Discovery

Three Beewise summer camps were held this summer. The first session was held June 5-9, 2017, with enrollment limited to 10 youth ages 8-13 for each session. The Pueblo City and County Zoo hosts the 4-H STEAM Pueblo Apiary and provides space for our summer camps and family friendly pollinator maker series. Several 4-H youth […]

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 […]

Maker Movement + Horticulture = Innovation Explosion

Question:  What happens when the Maker Movement intermixes with the realm of horticulture? Answer:  An explosion in ideas and innovation plus a new way for land-grant universities to reach audiences with research-based information. Dave Francis, Utah State University Extension associate professor, discovered in his Fellowship with eXtension that the latest DIY (do-it-yourself) movement is really […]

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 […]