New Jersey Makers Day (NJMD) is an all-ages statewide event celebrating STE(A)M, with the mission of exposing, enriching, and empowering our communities through maker culture. Our initiative serves as a grass-roots community based initiative for showcasing all the wonderful organizations and opportunities in education, manufacturing, enrichment programs, and business and entrepreneurship specifically here in New Jersey.
On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017, schools, museums, libraries, small businesses and other locations all across NJ will host live presentations, demonstrations, workshops and other hands-on interactive making experiences. Last year’s NJMD drew more than 60,000 visitors to over 250 sites across NJ to connect and engage in hands-on interactive programs, activities, demonstrations and experiences. We are proud of our many past site participants who have reported significant impact for their service communities and organizations as a direct result of their participation in this event.
There is no cost associated with becoming a participating site, and sites have complete autonomy to plan and coordinate activities as they would like. Our committee, in turn, offers our participating sites support in the form of a digital press kit, professional development opportunities, monthly site manager meetings, and other incentives from our various partners and sponsors. We are also available to our sites with any questions regarding program ideas, community connections, funding sources and more!
Early-bird registration is underway and will run from September 19th to November 18th, 2016. Sites that register during this period will have exclusive first-access to any sponsorships or other incentives that become available.
We invite organizations interested in being a host site for New Jersey Makers Day (NJMD) to register using the form at http://bit.ly/NJMD2017
For more information about NJMD, please visit http://njmakersday.org.