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Mouse Squad Makes a Hit at Maker Faire!

On Saturday, September 17, a group of intrepid Mouse Squad Members, Coordinators, and parents made their way to Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens--and the trip sure paid off!

We started the day bright and early with a great icebreaker game at the front gates while we waited for everyone to gather--here's the early-morning crew:

Once everyone was there we went into the fair and split into groups to complete The Hive NYC's scavenger hunt challenge, which included challenges to MAKE, EXPLORE, and SHARE. For the SHARE challenge, everyone had the chance to be interviewed about their experience exploring the fairgrounds by fellow youth makers @radiorookies. (You can click here and search for "hive_nyc" to hear some of the interviews!)

But it didn't stop there! Students also had the chance to learn to solder:

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...and Mouse Corps students presented their Legacy Projects in the Young Makers Tent!


See the rest of the photos here.

A HUGE shout-out to the Mouse Squad Members, Coordinators, and parents who joined us from the following schools:

  • P.S. 43 (Q043)
  • In-Tech Academy (X368)
  • P.S. 811Q (Q811)
  • Access GED High School (M356)
  • JHS 157 Steven A. Halsey (Q157)
  • Bronx Early College Academy (X324)
  • Hudson High School of Learning Technologies (M437)
  • Dr. Susan S. McKinney School (K265)
  • Cypress Hills Community School (K089)
  • J.H.S. 62 Ditmas (K062)

Were you there? Tell us what you thought about Maker Faire in the comments below!

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