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CraterWorks Makerspace Coming To Central Point

Imagine a space where you could virtually make anything you wanted. One of those is coming to Central Point for students and the community to use.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 6:27 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2018 7:55 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.-- If you were in a physics class wouldn't it be cool to build a catapult? Or maybe if you're in a drama class design and sew a costume?
Those are just some of the opportunities students will have at the CraterWorks Makerspace starting next year.

The Makerspace will provide middle and high school students in the Central Point School District the chance for hands-on learning experiences within their core classes.

The makerspace will have a metal shop, wood shop, computer lab, commercial kitchen, and more.
A nonprofit, Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching, is partnering to make sure the space can be used year-round.

Exec. Dir. of Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching Taneea Browning says, "A lot of times we have amazing things going on in our school district and the community doesn't know what's happening. This project specifically really invites the project in to show this is what's happening at our school, this is how we are implementing this authentic learning."

The district purchased the property, located at 419 N. Front Street in Central Point, and is using grant funding for the remodeling.

And its sustainability will come from the community's help.

Samantha Steele says, "While students and staff will be able to use this during the school day, students will also be able to come in on a Wednesday night, Saturday afternoon, or every day in July. Community will contribute to the space through a membership model, much like a health club. And that's what will allow this makerspace to be financially sustainable."

They're still determining pricing for community memberships.

Right now, the makerspace is being designed and soon there will be meetings for community input.

It will be opened January 2019.

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