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Jared McGovern

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Senior Education Manager
Dubuque, Iowa Area
I am representing an organization which is part Aquarium, park Historical Museum, and soon to be part Science Center. As part of a major renovation on our campus we are adding a makerspace. We are hoping to learn the most effective ways to facilitate maker activities with different audiences i.e., general visitors, school groups, adult groups, university and college students, after school programs, clubs, weekend workshops etc... More specifically we hope to also use our new Makerspace and understanding of engineering and design principles to assist students in designing and testing solutions to real modern day conservation problems in the field.