Curious kids and adults explore robots, recycling and gadgets galore

Grand Rapids Public Museum hosts Maker Faire

From left, Dad Jin Li and his son, Calvin, a first grader at Grand Rapids Christian Schools, and Logan Selleck, a fifth grader at Rockford’s Belmont Elementary School, with his father, Brad, explore electronic projects at the Buttons booth
Grand Rapids Public Museum is a proud sponsor of SNN
Grand Rapids Public Museum is a proud sponsor of SNN

Children and adults got a chance to make interesting “stuff” as the Grand Rapids Maker Faire took over the Grand Rapids Public Museum at the end of August.

More than 50 hands-on maker booths were staffed by local community members who make, design, and invent. One of the participating booths was from Career Readiness at Kent ISD. Each booth presented activities for everyone to try.

Dianne Carroll Burdick
Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.

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