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Maker in Residence

Dance, Dance, Evolution

Innovation leads to evolution in the Scott Family Amazeum Fabrication Shop.Creative team collaborates with Makers in Residence to elevate ideas that infuse interactive elements that integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

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Making Spaces Innovates NWA Learning Enviornments

Making and tinkering are core to educational experiences at the Scott Family Amazeum and in the museum’s work with schools in Northwest Arkansas. Shortly after opening in July 2015, the museum became the regional hub for the Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation Program. This program uses an innovative model to support schools in sustainably integrating making and tinkering into classrooms by developing makerspaces.

Maker in Residence

Meet the Maker: Steve Parker

Steve Parker is an artist, musician, and curator based in Austin, TX. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize, the Ashurst Prize (UK), the Tito’s Prize, a Fulbright, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Capture the Details

Get to know your environment up close with macro photography. With a DSLR camera or a smartphone, you can create visually stunning images and discover the beauty in the seemingly ordinary things in the world around you. Professional photographer Meredith Mashburn helps you get started seeing the world through a different lens. 

Making Spaces Program Innovates NWA Schools

Making and tinkering are core to educational experiences at the Scott Family Amazeum and in the museum’s work with schools in Northwest Arkansas. Shortly after opening in July 2015, the museum became the regional hub for the Making Spaces: Expanding Maker Education Across the Nation Program. This program uses an innovative model to support schools in sustainably integrating making and tinkering into classrooms by developing makerspaces. 

Maker Cart 101

How Old High Middle School made making mobile in the Bentonville middle school. 

Maker in Residence

Meet the Maker: Christa Flores

Educated as an anthropologist, Christa Flores learned the importance of looking for clues in human behavior that could impact the evolution of human development. She earned a degree in Biological Anthropology and masters in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before taking a deep dive into the Maker Movement in Education, Christa taught science in New York City. For Flores, what started as a career in science education lead to a discovery that teaching science had not evolved much in the past 100 years.

Creative, Curious Community Convenes at Tinkerfest 6

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (September 16, 2019) — The Scott Family Amazeum hosted its sixth annual Tinkerfest on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (9 am for Amazeum members). This one-day event brings together tinkerers, makers, artists, DIYers and creatives from diverse backgrounds to share hands-on experiences for the entire family that celebrates the curious, creative and innovative spirit in everyone. 

Tinkerguy's Travels*

* Or how Making & Tinkering Manager Joel Gordon spent his summer vacation.

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