Save the date for the second annual Jersey Shore Makerfest, taking place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10AM to 5PM at Pine Belt Arena on Old Freehold Road in Toms River. The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is proud to support the event again this year as a major sponsor.

Organized by Toms River Regional Schools, Jersey Shore Makerfest isn’t about selling or showing, it’s about doing!  Everyone from cooks, crafters, artists and authors to hackers, builders, engineers and tinkers come together to share, demonstrate and participate. Makerfest fuses art with science and technology with nature while bringing together the ideas and wisdom of multiple generations.

The 3,000-square foot makerspace will be the place for attendees to come together and experience anything they can imagine in the world of art, science and education. Surrounding the makerspace will be students, educators and community members throughout 75 booths, offering interactive experiences that reflect the mission of their organizations. In addition to the hands-on interactions, there will be EdTalks and workshops providing learning experiences for anyone from hobbyists to professionals.

Jersey Shore Makerfest 2015 brought in over 100 makers and 4000 attendees and 2016 is geared up to top that.  The event is organized and supported by school districts, colleges, community organizations, museums, tech companies, local artists, the NJDOE’s Office of Educational Technology and the NJ School Boards Association. You can be a part of this unique event by signing up to attend, participate or sponsor Jersey Shore Makerfest 2016 at jerseyshoremakerfest.org. Thanks to the Toms River Board of Education and generous sponsors, the public can attend Jersey Shore Makerfest 2016 at no charge with pre-registration. There is also a great opportunity to make a donation to the Toms River School Technology Foundation when registering for tickets. If you would like more information, contact Tiffany Lucey at tlucey@trschools.com.  Sign up today!

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