The Long Island Maker Faire is back in person for it’s 5th year! After doing the faire virtually for the past couple of years, this one is expected to be the largest one yet! What is a “maker faire”? Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. It is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
The Nature Initiative group will have a table this year to showcase our 3 wooden boat builds! We will have our 12′ Sassafras canoe, our 14′ Kaholo wooden paddleboard, and our most recent 12′ Wood Duck kayak. These will all built by our very own student volunteers over the course of the years at the Bayles Boat Shop. Whether you’ve participated in this project or not, we would love to have your support while we talk to the public about the Nature Initiative program and what we are all about! We will also have an activity that children and families can join in on.
We will be meeting at the Bayles Boat Shop adjacent to the village center in Port Jefferson Village (Broadway Ave).
Our student volunteers at LI Maker Faire, June 2019
**Volunteers are welcome to sign up for a half day or full day since this is a longer event. If you are doing a half day, please email me with the time frame you would like to attend for after signing up.**
WHAT TO BRING/FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS:
- Water bottle
- Bagged lunch/snack