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    The Maker Movement

    A Maker is someone who makes stuff: apparel, robots, crafts, food, furniture, art or electronic gadgets.

    The Maker Movement is a subculture that pushes innovation to the limit; encouraging new and unique applications of technologies. Within the culture there’s a passionate enthusiasm for invention, prototyping, and applying practical skills in new creative ways. Makers want to figure out how to make or do stuff on their own. They have a passion for creating, building, and sharing in a gamut of topics including recipes, gardening, sewing, mechanics and many more.

    Maker Ed -
    Maker Ed is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and communities -- particularly, those in underserved areas -- to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth. Maker Ed is a good resource for those starting in Youth Make Programs to find project libraries, Youth Maker Space Playbook and more.

    Maker Camp -
    Maker Camp is a free, online community for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. It combines the best parts of camp and with sure-fire starter projects, so that young Makers across the country and the world can make together.

    eXtension Maker Community -
    A variety of maker resources curated by eXtension Fellow and Utah 4-H Faculty Member, Paul Hill. 

    Additional Resources
    Made with Code
    Hour of Code 
    The Library as a Makerspace

    MAKER camps & events provide youth with the tools they need to explore their world creatively. The MAKER movement encourages inventive thought in a variety of subjects including sewing, coding, cooking and 3-D printing. Check with your County Extension Office for details on Maker camps & events in your area!

     Check out what one Utah 4-H Club has been making! 

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