STEAM/Maker Alliance of Northwest Michigan

The STEAM/Maker Alliance is a group of regional organizations whose vision is that all youth in our region have access to explore and be inspired by quality STEAM/Maker opportunities. For more information about meetings and how to get involved, please email us at: .


Member Organizations:

Arts For All

Beat Lab

Challenge Island


Norte Youth Cycling

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden

Great Lakes Children's Museum

GT Butterfly House and Bug Zoo

Old Town Playhouse

MSU Extension / 4-H

Newton's Road Northwest

Parallel45 Theatre 


Inland Seas Education Association

Traverse Area District Library

Grass River Natural Area

Watch For These Annual STEAM/Maker Events on our STEM Calendar...


  • MakerFest (Spring)

  • VEX Robotics State competition (February/March)

  • FIRST Robotics Regional Competition (March/April)

  • Gutter Car Derby (March)

  • Friday Night Live (August)

  • Super Science Saturday (Fall)