The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey

is creating kids science show PLUS a storytime book club series

19

patrons

$152

per month

The mission of The Fab Lab is to bring accessibility, inclusivity, and representation to STEM.

What is The Fab Lab?
The Fab Lab is the only kids science show that takes everyday science concepts and turns them into fabulous DIY projects that kids can do at home with their families, quickly and inexpensively, using things that can easily be found in the kitchen, the bathroom, or even the garage. Every project is eco-friendly (reduce, reuse, recycle!) and yields a result that kids can both be proud of and use again and again as all of the science projects double as gifts, snacks, or home decor.
Who is Crazy Aunt Lindsey?
Crazy Aunt Lindsey is that aunt, uncle, or babysitter we all had in our life at some point - that one who walks by the beat of their own drum, is always up to something super cool, and just seems to see the world a little differently than everyone else, but, no matter what, happily breaks for what's important: the kids in her life + family. You very soon realize this person isn't "crazy" at all!
Why is The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey so important?
Science is FABULOUS and has brought us all a very long way. MANY kinds of people have contributed to its advancement throughout history but for a very long time, the "faces" of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) seem to have been dominated by a very specific looking type of person and taught in the same way - often relegated to a laboratory or classroom.
From where I stand, science and STEM is for everyone...and everywhere! But persisting statistics tell us very clearly that entire chunks of people still don't feel welcome in STEM fields, let alone believe that they can be successful in them.

Three of the things I see as barriers for entry

  1. Science is expensive
  2. A University of Michigan study found that only 28% of adults were proficient enough to pass a test of basic STEM concepts
  3. There is a persistent lack of representation
Now, I also believe that success in STEM, as with many things, starts in childhood. So I can't help but think what these facts could look like if kids had more access sooner, were properly supported by their families, and could see themselves represented in STEM.

ENTER: The Fab Lab

The mission of The Fab Lab is to bring accessibility, inclusivity, and representation to STEM.
I do this by taking everyday science concepts and turn them into fabulous, Pinterest-worthy DIY projects that kids can do at home with their families. Quickly. Inexpensively. And together.

Reaching the monthly goal of $5,000 in pledges per month here on Patreon would mean being one step closer to bring accessibility, inclusivity, and representation to STEM.

Thank you for reading. And thank you for your contribution.
Tiers
Fab Labber
$1 or more per month
You're into it.
Fabber Labber
$5 or more per month
You're really into it.
Fabbest Labber
$25 or more per month
You're super into it.
Fab Lab Professor
$50 or more per month
WhoaaaaaaWHAT?! You are 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT! At this level, you get to see the top secret projects I'm working on for upcoming episodes a whole week in advance.
Goals
$152 of $5,000 per month
When I reach $5,000, I'll be able to make 4 new videos every month!
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The mission of The Fab Lab is to bring accessibility, inclusivity, and representation to STEM.

What is The Fab Lab?
The Fab Lab is the only kids science show that takes everyday science concepts and turns them into fabulous DIY projects that kids can do at home with their families, quickly and inexpensively, using things that can easily be found in the kitchen, the bathroom, or even the garage. Every project is eco-friendly (reduce, reuse, recycle!) and yields a result that kids can both be proud of and use again and again as all of the science projects double as gifts, snacks, or home decor.
Who is Crazy Aunt Lindsey?
Crazy Aunt Lindsey is that aunt, uncle, or babysitter we all had in our life at some point - that one who walks by the beat of their own drum, is always up to something super cool, and just seems to see the world a little differently than everyone else, but, no matter what, happily breaks for what's important: the kids in her life + family. You very soon realize this person isn't "crazy" at all!
Why is The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey so important?
Science is FABULOUS and has brought us all a very long way. MANY kinds of people have contributed to its advancement throughout history but for a very long time, the "faces" of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) seem to have been dominated by a very specific looking type of person and taught in the same way - often relegated to a laboratory or classroom.
From where I stand, science and STEM is for everyone...and everywhere! But persisting statistics tell us very clearly that entire chunks of people still don't feel welcome in STEM fields, let alone believe that they can be successful in them.

Three of the things I see as barriers for entry

  1. Science is expensive
  2. A University of Michigan study found that only 28% of adults were proficient enough to pass a test of basic STEM concepts
  3. There is a persistent lack of representation
Now, I also believe that success in STEM, as with many things, starts in childhood. So I can't help but think what these facts could look like if kids had more access sooner, were properly supported by their families, and could see themselves represented in STEM.

ENTER: The Fab Lab

The mission of The Fab Lab is to bring accessibility, inclusivity, and representation to STEM.
I do this by taking everyday science concepts and turn them into fabulous, Pinterest-worthy DIY projects that kids can do at home with their families. Quickly. Inexpensively. And together.

Reaching the monthly goal of $5,000 in pledges per month here on Patreon would mean being one step closer to bring accessibility, inclusivity, and representation to STEM.

Thank you for reading. And thank you for your contribution.

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Tiers
Fab Labber
$1 or more per month
You're into it.
Fabber Labber
$5 or more per month
You're really into it.
Fabbest Labber
$25 or more per month
You're super into it.
Fab Lab Professor
$50 or more per month
WhoaaaaaaWHAT?! You are 'BOUT IT 'BOUT IT! At this level, you get to see the top secret projects I'm working on for upcoming episodes a whole week in advance.