Nature Center schedules Makerspace Experience

October 15, 2018 by  

The Farmington Hills Nature Center is going to be the site of the ‘Nature Makerspace Experience’, an event designed to help people understand the makerspace process.

A makerspace is a space set aside within a library, school, or other private or public facility where people can get together to learn, explore concepts, or work on projects. Some spaces are equipped with high-tech tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers, while others have no equipment at all. Some may boast sewing machines or soldering irons.

The people who come to use makerspaces may be from the same company, the same class, or they may not know each other at all. The idea is to provide a spot where everyone can experiment and learn. At the Nature Center in Farmington Hills, the Nature Makerspace allows young engineers and scientists to use nature as their inspiration as they attempt to solve challenges. The day is designed to acquaint participants with what can be accomplished using this shared-work environment concept. Experts who plan events like this can work with a brochure printing company to create booklets to help explain the concepts involved.

The Nature Makerspace Experience is scheduled for 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm this Saturday, October 20. Participants should plan to meet inside the Nature Center, which is in Heritage Park. The event is free, and suitable for people ages six and up. However, people are asked to register beforehand, either at the Costick Center or online.