The $50,000 grant enabled the school to develop a makerspace, which has been dubbed the “Creation Station” by Wilmot students, to encourage STEAM experimentation and hands-on learning for grades K-12.
The application for the grant was a collaborative effort between librarian Cindy Argo, technology coordinator Melissa Jurgens, and 2nd grade teacher Darren Prisigner. The team worked together to coordinate a space renovation and purchase equipment and supplies. They are now actively implementing a maker learning atmosphere within the library.
It is Argo’s hope that the innovative space will foster a sense of exploration and encourage student-led discovery of interests beyond their comfort zones.