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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Preview the amazing Makers, inspiring projects, and leading presenters who will be at the event.Source: Maker Faire | Meet the Makers – Maker Faire

Ashand Train Day on the tracks in downtown Ashland, Virginia on November 4, 2017. Train Day is an event for the whole family with music, games, model trains, children’s train rides, railroad related vendors, and displays. Crowds lined both sides of the tracks as passenger and freight trains rolled through all day.

The 2017 RVA MakerFest returned to the Science Museum of Virginia for the 4th year, offering free admission to the museum and fun activities for local families. The goals of RVA MakerFest are: To break down the silos between existing makers and maker groups to encourage a collaborative DIY community in Metro Richmond. Inspire all Richmonders to embrace tinkering and creation as paths to learning and innovation To advance the STEAM disciplines–science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics–among children to seed more makers

Makers from around the world came to the New York Hall of Science September 23 & 24 for the World Maker Faire. Science, engineering, art, performance and craft were featured at this festival of invention and creativity. Makers of all ages shared their experiments in new technologies, innovation, and art at this family-friendly festival.

John Gandy Elementary School in Ashland, Virginia hosted a science night with STEM stations and demonstrations along with a science experiment competition for students. In addition to a large maker station and robot petting zoo, activities included fractal towers, Snap Circuits, botanical gardening, and light and sound experiments. Students and professors from Randolph Macon College worked with students on their science experiments and provided demonstrations.

The Kersey Creek Steam Festival featured a science fair and invention convention. Youth exhibited their STEAM projects and participated in hands on learning activities. In addition to our maker education exhibits were activities and demonstrations from Hanover High School Robotics, Mathnasium, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and GyrFalcon Arial Systems.

The Powhatan County Public Library and the Powhatan Extension Office hosted the third annual Maker Festival.  The family friendly festival focused on STEAM activities for all ages.  Local innovators and hobbyists provided demonstrations and creative hands-on activities throughout the library.

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