Tuesday, August 25, 2015

National Building Museum Big Build Event for Families

From www.nbm.org/families-kids/festivals/big-build.html

The Big Build

A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks, and Construction

September 19, 2015  

Big Build
Photo by Emily Clack Photography.

Saturday, September 19, 10 am–4 pm

Be a builder for the day at the Big Build festival! Amateur builders young and old can discover what it's like to build a brick wall, carve stone, hammer nails, and much more as they work side-by-side with designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Meet plumbers, ironworkers, landscape architects, woodworkers, and experts in many other fields to learn about their professions and hobbies. This year at the Big Build,visitors can:
  • Climb aboard trucks and tractors
  • Construct a log cabin
  • Imagine the view from the beams of a skyscraper
  • Compete in a nail driving contest
  • Create a hardware windchime
Want your company to exhibit at The Big Build in 2015? Contact Ben Lauer, Family Programs Assistant, at blauer@nbm.orgfor more information.

Want to help make The Big Build even bigger? Contact Jessica Oplak, Corporate and Association Relations Manager, atjoplak@nbm.org to learn about our exciting sponsorship opportunities.
The Big Build is generously supported by The Associated General Contractors of America and I.M.P.A.C.T.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Virginia Tech Makers Festival

This event is the first of its kind at the NVC and we would like tons of kids and their families to attend. 
Admission is FREE! Parking is FREE! Also accessible by metro.

We also need volunteers and sponsors.  See this webpage for info.

Virginia Science Festival 2015- VT MAKER FESTIVAL - September 26, 2015 - The Northern VA Center -  Falls Church, Virginia

Hands-on experiences, live performances, and interactive demonstrations that will inspire a wonder in science for all ages.  

The National Capital Region’s Maker's Festival day is Saturday, September 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Be part of the festival fun!

General information
The Virginia Science Festival-NCR is part of the statewide Virginia Science Festival that runs from September 25 to October 30.

Jennifer Carter

- See more at: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/vtmaker/index.html#sthash.BBPjNFXZ.dpuf