In January of 2014, Basalt Middle School debuted a new makerspace, where students can learn through hands-on projects via tinkering, building, "making" and exploring technology, design thinking, and STEAM topics. Through the programming in this space, students explore everything from how to use hand tools to Lego and Minecraft challenges to experimenting with robotics, 3-D printers, and 21st century technologies like conductive paint. The space is a hub for lunchtime experimentation, classroom project-based learning, after school programming, and evening events.
In 2016, as part of the bond renovation project, the Makerspace doubled in size, providing more workshop-style area for students to learn about design and STEAM and a space for classes to come in to work on projects.
The space relies heavily on donations (see the link to the donation list on this page. For more information, contact Allison Johnson (email@example.com or (970) 309-5485)