WHRO Education invites you to join us at the Big Idea Fair at North Suffolk Public Library. The fair is a day for those of any age to turn their ideas into a reality. There will be workshops, hands-on activities, and contests throughout the day designed to encourage attendees to make, build, tinker, create, design and explore. This is free to attend and open to the public. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit WHRO's exhibit to participate in "Odd Squad: Mini-Maker’s Gadgets," where you will have the opportunity to become an Odd Squad agent. You will be assigned a mission to invent a gadget that solves a real-world problem.

Previous participants in this program have enjoyed learning about trends in technology including: virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robots, coding, programming, and more. Come see us between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Children's Area to start your Odd Squad adventure!

Other activities at the fair include: 

  • Community Sculpture: Contribute to a joint piece of art
  • Duct Tape Keychain Station
  • KEVA Planks Building Station
  • 3D Printer Demonstration
  • Adult Coloring Table
  • Upcycled Light Bulb Painting and Lightbulb Vases
  • DIY Coasters
  • LEGO Contest
  • Puzzle Art
  • Strawbees building station
  • Pom Pom Bookmarks
  • DIY Envelope Puppets
  • Robot Felt Board
  • Paper Plate Weaving

There are even activities for adults including learning about essential oils, writing children's books, blacksmithing, and cooking traditional southern cuisine with local Executive Chef Kyle Fowlkes. Find more information at the library's website

To learn more about WHRO Education's work in the local community, visit education.whro.org