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San Miguel, CA –  Almond Acres Charter Academy students now have access to an on-site Maker Space. The Maker Space provides a place for students to learn by being innovative and creative.  The space includes a soldering station, Lego wall, 3D printer, laser engraver, craft supplies, materials to make textiles and circuits, hand tools, and more. Salvaged parts of technology equipment and other items encourage students to tinker and learn by doing.  “This all started with a $500 grant from SESLOC. We wanted to teach our students circuitry and coding with Makey Makey’s, but it has blossomed into this amazing creative space for the students,” said Jill Ogorsolka, Maker Space and Destination Imagination Team Coordinator at Almond Acres.  

Keilah Smith, aide to State Representative Jordan Cunningham, presented a Certificate of Recognition at the ribbon cutting ceremony on behalf of the Representative, congratulating the school on the grand opening of the Maker Space.

Almond Acres will be hosting its 2nd Annual School Maker Faire on Friday, June 8. If you would be interested in having a community booth to share your Maker skills with the students, please contact Jill Ogorsolka via email at jill@almondacres.com

To learn more about Almond Acres Charter School’s dedication to providing 21st century skills and whole child education, visit their website at www.almondacres.com.  

Via: Paso Robles Press