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Makerspace: Tehama County Department of Education

Category: Workforce Programs

Science Project done at the Makerspace by Serena



Tehama County has a multitude of resources that serve as tools for workforce development and progressive education curriculum to provide educational opportunities and workforce training for people of all ages.

The Tehama County Department of Education offers a Makerspace, which is a unique educational environment where students learn by doing.  The Makerspace offers a wide variety of hands-on activities like coding, electronics, digital media, engineering, videography, and other STEM related projects.  This curriculum supports the development of 21st century workplace skills, and aligns the Next Generation Science standards, supporting the Common Core problem solving and processing skills.  Focusing on projects that are relevant to a student’s world and interests, makes it more likely to ignite a student’s passion for learning.  And the maker education will better engage students in school and prepare them for successful careers after graduation, by enabling them to problem solve, collaborate, analyze, question, and explore.

The Tehama County Makerspace includes partnerships with the Tehama County Safe Education & Recreation for Rural Families (SERRF) Expanded Learning Program, as well was other local organizations like Expect More Tehama, the Tehama County Arts Council, the Mentoring and Foster and Homeless Youth programs, and education programs serving at-risk youth.

The Tehama County Makerspace is igniting the maker movement in people of all ages throughout Tehama County by connecting schools, teachers, community members, and community organizations.  The Maker Certified teachers host a variety of workshops through the year, operate summer programs, facilitate school field trips, and are actively involved at community events like the Tehama County Fair and Movies in the Park.  We aim to foster creativity and lifelong learning in each person who comes through the Makerspace.


Syerra Eickmeyer
Project Specialist, Makerspace Lead
Phone: (530) 528-7310

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