Center for Ecoliteracy creative director Karen Brown will be a Center Stage presenter at Maker Faire – "The World's largest DIY Festival" – on Saturday, May 21 at 11:30 am at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, California. Her talk, "What Are Appropriate Technologies for Education for Sustainability?" will showcase the work of young ecologically minded Makers from around the country.
Maker Faire, now in its sixth year, calls itself "the premier event for grassroots American innovation"; its purpose is "to unite, inspire, inform, and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative and resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages."
Fee: Adults: $20; Students (13-21 years): $10.00; Youth (4-12 years): $5.00; Kids 3 and under: Free
Karen Brown, creative director of the Center for Ecoliteracy,
is an award-winning designer whose primary area of creative interest is communicating with
general audiences on issues of ecological literacy, education, and
re-localization. Her work has been included in the Smithsonian
Institution and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and NBC's Today Show.