Entries by Martha Lanaghen

Turn Lemons into Lemonade – Unusual Inspiration for Family Problem Solving

Family Problem Solving – Upside Down! Guest post created by Sara Heintzelman from Createdu.org CreatEdu worked with a high-performing charter school to explore how to foster more independence in their students as they prepared for college. Sometimes we tackle a challenge and we just hit a wall. Good ideas seem to be unattainable and it’s […]

Meet a Maker – Innovative Experiences and Andrew Donaldson

Robotics and Science and Fun… Oh My! Meet amazing maker, Andy Donaldson and his exciting new STEAM Workshop and Camp company, Innovative Experiences.  Innovative Experiences provides STEAM Workshops that include robotics, science, engineering, arts, making and more! Innovative Experience’s workshops for tween, teens, and adults with a variety of activities and costs to meet a variety […]

Building Fun with Crossbeams

Crossbeams – Building Made Easy (and Fun!) We caught up with Charles Sharman, creator of the most-excellent building toy, Crossbeams. His story is exactly what we’re all about at Maker Bolder – seeing an opportunity and making something to meet the need.  Here’s his story. The Aim of Crossbeams “Dad, can we make a maglev train?” […]

Teach Your Children to Conserve Water with Fun Science Activities

Connect kids with Water Conservation When you get hot and thirsty playing outside, a cold glass water can really cool you down. But your child may not know that kids in other parts of the world don’t always have clean drinking water. This summer, teach your child the importance of conserving precious resources. You can start by […]

Local Group Forging Path for a New Regional Science Center – Science Galaxy

Bringing a Galaxy of Experiences to the Colorado Front Range A grass-roots organization is working across the Colorado Front Range to create the coolest science and tech center in the region – the Science Galaxy Museum.   The group started small but has been gaining steam (…pun intended).   The team consists of scientists, educators, philanthropists and other […]

Stay Curious with CuriosityStream!

What sparks your curious side? Robotics? The mysteries of the universe? Science and creativity in action? You can find something for all curious folks of all ages at CuriosityStream.com – the world’s first and best spot to find engaging and entertaining programs to watch on your schedule, totally commercial-free. CuriosityStream offers over 1,300 programs – […]

Story Time from Space – International Space Station Astronauts Reading Boulder Author’s Books

Space – The Perfect Place for a Bedtime Story! Story Time from Space was contributed by Dr. Jeffrey Bennett.  Learn more about Dr. Bennet at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest. What you cannot imagine, you cannot do. — Astronaut Alvin Drew (STS-118, STS-133) How many people are living in space right now? I’ve found that since […]

The Brainy Benefits of Improvising!

In the world of brainy research, play is getting a pretty good rap right now. Scientists are actively studying the benefits of play on brain development. Let’s not forget about one of the best benefits of Improv – laughing!  Laughter not only exercises our muscles and makes us breathe, it also decreases stress hormones and improves our immune […]

Dr. Tony Wagner – STEAM Fest Keynote Speaker on April 30th at Boulder Fairgrounds

Dr. Tony Wagner has been shaking up education (and parenting), for years.  His six books, including bestselling Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap, now in its Second Edition, are printed in over 14 languages and have sold millions of copies around the world. He was recently the Strategic Education Advisor for a major new […]