1st Annual NJ Makers Day in PV to bring in the spirited makers culture and STEM-based opportunities

The First Annual NJ Makers Day March 21, 2015, from 10AM until 4PM

At the Salem County MakersDay Site, The Pennsville Public Library

Pennsville Public Library, Pennsville, NJ — The Maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies. To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come together on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in libraries, schools, museums, homes, and other community locations.

NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment in occupations related to STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022. That’s an increase of about 1 million jobs.”

Maker spaces across the state are having a significant impact on education and job skills development by providing access to people, information, resources, and tools that facilitate making to a wide variety of skill levels. Popular equipment in these spaces includes 3D printers, single board micro-controllers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, robotics, digital media production, computer programming, textile and handicrafts and more.

“We are ecstatic to be able to bring this type of programming to the Salem County,” said Dr. John Hoehn. “We are committed to finding ways to help people to learn new skills and to work collaboratively on exciting hands-on projects.”

The Pennsville Public Library is proud to be a participating site for Salem County for the first ever New Jersey Makers Day on March 21, 2015! Community members of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting day filled with activities focusing on Maker culture.The Pennsville Public Library is seeking partners, collaborators, sponsors, and vendors who are able to provide DIY/STEM demonstrations to all age groups throughout the day. Please contact us at your earliest convenience. Space is limited.

The Pennsville Public Library is located at 190 S. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070. Find out more about NJ Makers Day at www.njmakersday.org. For more information about the event and the qualifying participation criteria, please contact John Hoehn at 856-693-2850 or johnahoehn@lifeaftertelevision.com.


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