2018 Grant Recipients

2018 Gizmo Garden Grants have focused on the RoboPots project.  In addition to the libraries and schools shown here, many additional libraries will be served through our partnership with the Maine State Library.

  • Skidompha Library in Damariscotta received RoboPots parts to enable two sessions of RoboPot creation during February school break, led by Christina Dorman, Maine State STEM Librarian.  You can see first-hand impressions in this Bangor Daily News article.
  • Bristol Consolidated School received RoboPots kits for all 81 of its 4th-8th graders.  Science teacher Kevin Crafts and art teacher Andrea Cough are teaming up to lead the program.  Above, you can see video of the 8th graders bringing their creations to life.
  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library assistant director Desiré Scorcia led six girls and five boys in creating RoboPots during April school vacation.  Boothbay kids also had great success creating Print-a-Pets last year.
  • Patten Free Library in Bath will create RoboPots on July 10 & 12 as part of their Summer STEM series for girls.
  • South Bristol School has received equipment for to enable all 5th & 6th graders to create RoboPots.  Science teacher Jason Bigonia plans to begin the program in the autumn of 2018.
  • Windsor Elementary will receive RoboPots equipment for use in science teacher Michael Praschak's class.