The Wonder Nook promotes maker education for kids of all ages. This includes coding, tinkering, genius hour, and full-on building. We also encourage rich outdoor learning experiences -- the dirtier the better.Visit the Maker Education Initiative to learn more about the kids maker movement. Already committed? Browse the sections below for projects, ideas, and research.

Here's to the next generation of doers, makers, and creative risk-takers. We do real tools and mud pies. We tinker, code, and explore. We nurture big ideas and bigger deeds. We believe failure is a lesson rather than an end. Most importantly, we believe learning should be fun.

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 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

Makers of New York: Daniel Lanzilotta
August 11, 2016, 4:46 pm
  Our Maker VISTA member, Karim Willens, was recently invited to partici...
The Hiccups and Hurdles of Makerspace Planning (and How to Avoid Them)
August 10, 2016, 4:15 pm
With all the great things about makerspaces, it can be easy to overlook ...
Makers of New York: Ezgi Ucar
August 9, 2016, 5:00 pm
  Our Maker VISTA member, Karim Willens, was recently invited to partici...