Posted Thursday, May 30th, 2019
County Residents Invited to Free Event –THIS Saturday, June 1
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, the Morris County School of Technology is celebrating with its 4th Annual Morris Tech Maker Fest on this Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. in Denville.
Through partnerships with local makers and organizations our 2019 Makers Event will include demonstrations and activities in 3D Printing, Cosmetology, Fun with Physics, Metal Sculpting, Robotics, Screen Printing, Video Game Development, and Student Culinary Demonstrations.
“We are ecstatic to be able to bring this type of programming to the surrounding communities,” said Kerry Eberhardt, Director of Programs at the Morris County School of Technology. “We are committed to finding ways to help people to learn new skills and to work collaboratively on exciting hands-on projects.”
County residents are welcome to attend the event on Saturday to see some exciting demonstrations focusing on the maker culture. The Maker Faire-style event will be held at the Morris County School of Technology, 400 East Main St., Denville. Please register for this free event at https://mcst.eventbrite.com
Makerspaces 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. Makers Day allows communities to share hands-on programming opportunities, demonstrations and displays, and the expertise of the individuals and organizations that make, create, and develop right in their own backyards.
About New Jersey Makers Day
New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration of making and maker culture that takes place every March in the Garden State (the MCTS event was delayed this year due to construction on campus). The primary goal is to enhance community engagement and facilitate connections among New Jersey residents by exploring new and interesting opportunities for community-wide education, entrepreneurship and hands-on learning experiences. For more information, visit www.njmakersday.org
About Morris County Vocational School District
The Morris County Vocational School District (www.mcvts.org) provides vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities. The District offers Career and Technical Education full-time, four-year high school Academies and Share Time programs for high school juniors and seniors. Also available are Continuing Adult Education classes.