Maker Market / Maker Challenge 2019
Posted by Suzanne Ament on 4/26/2019
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”
Rachel Carson, 1962
Nature’s gift to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that we have still to discover. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably altered the balance of nature and the world is facing a mass extinction of species at the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world is the result of human development. The causes are many: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, unsustainable agriculture, and pesticides to name a few, and the impacts are far reaching. If we do not act now, extinction may be our most enduring legacy.
The good news is that if we take action, we can stop extinction.
This year, Earth Day Network is asking that we join together to protect our species.
This year, CLS students will apply their maker skills to create a solution to a problem of an endangered species. Students "shopped" for recycled materials during the week of Earth Day. Projects will be shared during Remake Learning Days in May.
- Design a project based on this year’s Earth Day theme: “Protect Our Species”, using simple, earth-friendly materials.
- Collect materials at the Maker Market April 26
Families can shop for free, choosing materials for use in creating a solution or activity on the Earth Day theme: “Protect Our Species”. Creations will be shared at the Maker Challenge event in May.
- Construct your entry as a family. Write about your topic or your solution. .
- Share your project at the Maker Challenge on May 10