One last thing before school is out for summer:  The Park-only, early bird Call for Makers for East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2011 is now open!

This year the Park Day School official maker booths will not necessarily be tied to any particular grade.  We’re trying a slightly different way, with individual or partnership entries from teachers, students and parents.  Any and all Park Day School community members who have ideas perkolating for fun, interactive maker booths should step forward now and fill out an Early Bird Call for Makers application.

What were the Park booths last year?  Well, there was:

  • butter making
  • circus arts and juggle-ball making
  • Bruiser the Re-user (the DIY recycled truck Pre-K project)
  • the sand golfball “luge”
  • rocket making and launching
  • cobb bench building (rained-out, unfortunately)
  • Atomic Art (jewelery and art of favorite elements)

They were all a great success, interactive, educational, fun, and demonstrated Park’s collective maker spirit.

So apply today Replicate one of these and/or submit new ideas.  Multiple applications by one maker is fine.  Later this summer we’ll pick a number of the best booth applications and have those leaders shepherd the pre-planning through the summer and into the start of school.  Then we will incorporate your day-of staffing needs into the overall call for volunteers that will go out to the school in early fall.  (You can seed those slots with friends and partners in crime, sure!)

The official Call for Makers / Performers / Crafters / Food Vendors will go out later this month.  But we thought why wait for Park’s own booths?  We have a few more days of community togetherness  until we get blown into a zillion disparate directions.  Here’s to the next year of fun and curiosity at Park Day—especially on Sunday, October 16th!