Participating Organizations

Saturday, April 22

Showing of Movie: Tomorrow

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. From innovation in agriculture and micro-economics to education and energy, we can see change pushing us and inspiring us to better ways of living. (Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent, 2017, France, 1:58, NR)

12:00pm & 6:15pm / DAIRY ARTS CENTER,  2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

Sunday, April 23

STEAM Week: Mod Sharpie “Tie- Dye” Wall Hanging

We will be using Sharpies in a new and interesting way to dye fabric. Geometric tape resist will be used to create a mod design and colored Sharpies will transform the fabric into a stunning, colorful textile. We will finish our wall hanging with yarn embellishments and you will leave with a finished piece, ready to hang.

2:30-4:00pm / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W. 117th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

RSVP and  REGISTER


Book Arts Workshop at BLDG 61

The (Un)Bound weekend workshops explore the fundamentals of text + texture in book art from the ground up. Instructors will lead a three-part series culminating in the production of a unique book of the participant’s own design, creation, and content.

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Sunday, Apr 23, 30 and May 14 / BLDG 61 Makerspace  – Boulder Public Library

RSVP Here 

Monday, April 24

STEAM Week: Hunting Water Bears with DIY microscopes!

Did you know that you can see microscopic creatures with your cell phone? In this class, you will learn how to recycle a laser pointer lens to make a microscope on your phone. We will then go out and collect samples of things that we can look at. Take pictures and videos of what you see in your hair, coins, clothes, leaves, moss, water, and more! Join us for an afternoon of fun and exploration! Bring your own cell phone if you can, or you can borrow one of ours and send yourself pictures!

4:00-6:00pm / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W. 117th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

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Tuesday, April 25

EdTech Meetup – Maker Movement Meets Education

The maker movement is alive and well in Colorado. Join us during STEAM week to hear from local leaders who are applying the principles of maker culture to have a positive impact on our students and educators.  After the presentation, you’ll have a chance to get hands on with some of great maker projects and activities!

5:30 – 8pm / Galvanize Boulder

RSVP Here


Discovery Lab: Paper Tower Challenge

Release your inner builder and construct a tower using recycled paper. For ages 9-14. Registration not required.

4:00-5:00 pm / Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Library – Broomfield, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020; in the Discovery Lab on first floor.

Information here


Youth Maker Hangout

*Meets in Mt. Sanitas. Make your own digital designs and computer programs in a social setting using a variety of tools: Scratch, Bitsbox, BiBli robots, Tinker CAD, Zotebook, Arduino programming, and more. Each weekly session will launch with a short lesson using one type of technology that relates to the month’s theme. Work on monthly challenges or designs of your choice and share your work! Bring a laptop or borrow one from the Library. Volunteers and experts will be on hand to support.

Registration suggested, so we know how many to expect. Recommended for youth ages 7-14. Parents are encouraged (not required) to stay and learn coding too! Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

4:00 – 5:30pm / Mt. Sanitas Main Library


STEAM Week: Essential Oil Personal Diffuser Necklace 

No previous jewelry construction skills are necessary to create simple but on-trend diffuser necklaces. Natural porous bead choices will include black lava, wood and ceramic along with cotton and vegan leather tassels. Read more…

7:00pm / The Gizmo Dojo, 7000 W 117th Ave, Unit A, Broomfield, CO

RSVP and Register here

Wednesday, April 26

STEAM Week: Marvelous Magnets

Let’s learn all about magnets and play with different magnetic objects! We will make an electromagnet, play with ferrofluid, make magnetic putty, and find different ways to see the magnetic field and find out what happens when you put a magnet too close to an old TV. Participants will also get to take home their magnetic putty and electromagnet!

4:00-7:00pm / The Gizmo Dojo. 7000 W. 117th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

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Cardboard Automata: Art, Science, and Simple Machines

Developed by the Exploratorium’s PIE Institute, Cardboard Automata are a playful way to learn about simple machine elements such as cranks, cams, levers and linkages while creating a mechanical sculpture. Read More

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers of Grades 2-12,  $10 for RAFT Members; $25 for Non-Members

5:30 – 7pm / RAFT 3827 Steele St. Unit C, Denver, CO 80205

www.raftcolorado.org

Register Here


STEAM Story Club: Oobleck at the George Reynolds Branch

Build, draw, create and explore!  Each week will feature a different STEAM based activity and a story to go with it.  Ages 3 and up.  Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Read More…

4:00 – 5:00pm / George Reynolds Library –  Reynolds Branch Room

More information here


Drop-In at BLDG 61

Drop-in during this time to see the makerspace in action and learn about upcoming programs! Patrons can use the BLDG 61 computers (per availability) during this time for design projects. Read More…

3:00-7:00pm / BLDG 61 Makerspace – Boulder Public Library

More information here

Thursday, April 27

Discovery Lab: Paper Tower Challenge

Release your inner builder and construct a tower using recycled paper. For ages 9-14. Registration not required.

4:00-5:00 pm / Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Library – Broomfield, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020; in the Discovery Lab on first floor.

Information here

Friday, April 28

Designing for Laser Cutting & 3D Printers at BLDG 61

Join AIGA CO Boulder at BLDG 61 to learn the basics of Laser cutting and 3D printing.

Digital type and computer layout programs democratized design tools in the 80’s-90’s. Today, a wave of technologies are democratizing small scale manufacture and rapid prototyping too.

11:30am – 2:00pm / BLDG 61 Makerspace – Boulder Public Library

RSVP Here

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30

STEAM Fest!

Fantastical STEAM Celebration! Hands-on, interactive hacking, building, tinkering – imagining!

Rain or Shine – most of STEAM Fest is indoors and it’s all fantastical!

Get your Tickets today (ticket prices are higher at the door).

10am-5pm / Boulder County Fairgrounds

www.GoSTEAMFest.com