What is our Maker Barn?
This exciting new MakerSpace project was developed as a partnership between Extraordinary Education, the Woodlands Innovation Zone, and My Young Entrepreneurs' Club. The Maker Barn is a place where students can learn the practical application of S.T.E.A.M. education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and where adults can explore their own creativity as well. Classes for kids are offered during the day through EE’s regular programs while the evening hours and weekends will be reserved for adults (older students working on a project will be welcome with a parent/guardian).
The barn is approx. 3600 sqft and it will took approximately $20,000 (along with a lot of free labor) to bring it to fruition. Extraordinary Education has other classrooms that will be utilized for teaching classes as well. This partnership has been an overwhelming success. The partnership between The Woodlands Innovation Zone, Extraordinary Education, Montgomery Young Entrepreneurs, is a wonderful resource for our entire community!
What is a MakerSpace?
To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take many forms but they are all united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve. Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education.
Interested in knowing more about MakerSpaces? Go To: MakerSpace Website