Maker Fair is open, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 13 at Marymount school.

Maker Fair is open, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 13 at Marymount school. (Courtesy photo)

Championing the power of creativity and innovation, Marymount will hold its fourth annual Maker Fair, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Riviera campus, 2130 Mission Ridge Road. The event is free to attend and parking is free.

“This event reflects our approach to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) education in that creativity and exploration are emphasized through hands-on experiences,” said Jannine Tuttle, Marymount science teacher and event organizer.

“Just like students are given time to explore and invent during their day at Marymount, this event provides a platform to learn through tinkering,” she said.

In years past, attendees have built rockets, catapults, and LED flashlights, played with robots and polymers, designed circuits, and met experts from the community. Visitors this year can expect a similar selection of exciting activities.

Marymount’s team of teachers as well as STEAM professionals from all over Santa Barbara will be manning a variety of stations where people of all ages can experiment, create and have fun.

The Maker Fair also marks the third-year anniversary of Marymount’s impressive Creative Design and Engineering Center, a cross-curricular learning space where students can experiment and tinker with materials, discover new ideas, and develop their own solutions.

Visitors will have the chance to come to their own discoveries amidst ocean views in this state-of-the-art space.

“We believe our students are the next great problem solvers,” Tuttle said. “We find in the classroom that through this process of exploration and invention students build creative confidence and learn to find better solutions to current problems.”

Marymount is an independent school for children from age 4 through grade 8 that places equal value on the intellectual, social-emotional, and ethical dimensions of learning to prepare bright, confident, and caring young people.

For more information, email or call 805-569-1811 ext. 131.

— Rebecca Horrigan for Marymount.