Volunteers “Make” All the Difference: Leveraging Volunteer Support for Facilitating Making and Tinkering Spaces

Sunday, September 30, 2018: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Meeting Room 16 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Lianna Kali, Project Coordinator, Exploratorium
Keith Braafladt, Director, Learning Technologies Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, Cate Heroman, Vice Chair, Knock, Knock Children’s Museum, Monika Mayer, Director of Ingenuity Programs, Lawrence Hall of Science, Heather Singh, Associate Director of Gallery Experiences, Thinkery and Ricarose Roque, Ph.D. Student, MIT Media Lab

High-quality facilitation is crucial for supporting making and tinkering spaces, but can be difficult to sustain with limited staffing. In this session you’ll hear from experienced makerspace facilitators on how they’ve leveraged volunteer and teen intern support to provide engaging visitor experiences with making and tinkering.