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Maker and 4-H

 "Learn by Doing" in a nutshell is how 4-H works. New Creature Design - Make-it Springfield

In 4-H youth learn life skills through work in projects they are interested in from sewing and electricity to raising swine and making robots.  In many ways 4-H'ers have been makers for over 100 years so connecting to Maker Spaces and partnering is a natural fit.

Journal of Extension 4-H and the Maker Movement

4-H is a partner in the Make-It Springfield Maker Space.  

Workshop Handouts

Show us how you “Make”

  • 3-D Design
  • Virtual 4-H Fair in Minecraft –(geodesign)
  • Your maker projects from the fair
  • Mapping project
  • Robotics projects
  • Other cool SET project or invention…
  • Several potential Maker Fair Projects.

Send a picture or short video of your project along with a description and contact information to

For further information, please contact:

Kim Pond
4-H Educator, 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Program Manager
7 Midstate Drive, Suite 102
Auburn, MA 01501
Phone: 508-831-1223 Ext. 114