Science and Maker Jamboree
Our Jamborees events aim to engage visitors with a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Maker activities through hands on displays, demonstrations and public talks provided by a number of STEM and Maker organizations. Past organizations have include Science World, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, MakerLabs Vancouver, Genome BC, Vancouver Aquarium, Let’s Talk Science UBC, Parks Canada, Vancouver Community Laboratory, and the Vancouver Public Library. These events are suitable for people of all ages, with many of the activities designed for a younger audience.
We feel an understanding of STEM is critical for people of all ages. Children get to find out more about the world through the use of their skills of observation and critical thinking. For youth, STEM provides insight into the skills required for all types of careers. For adults, learning about STEM provides the foundation to make evidence-based decisions and participate as better informed citizens. Exploring STEM also brings a sense of wonder in people and hopefully an interest to understand more about the world around them.
The Maker movement includes aspects of STEM with the involvement of inventors, designers and tinkerers. It incorporates the DIY attitude which allows people to experiment with different tools and techniques to try out new activities – from baking a cake to launching a rocket. Makers bring out a sense of self-empowerment as people gain confidence by getting their hands dirty and engaging with fellow makers.
- Britannia Community Centre (January 25, 2020)
- Table at McSpadden County Fair (September 8, 2019)
- Booth at the Vancouver Maker Faire at Science World (September 14, 2019)
- OSN’s 2nd Science and Maker Jamboree (New Westminster) (August 10, 2019)
- Commercial Drive Car Free Day (July 7, 2019)
- Main Street Car Free Day (June 16, 2019)