STEAM/Maker Alliance of Northwest Michigan

The STEAM/Maker Alliance (SMA) is a group of organizations who envision all youth in our region having access to explore and be inspired by quality hands-on activities.


Does your organization provide STEM resources and activities such as camps, clubs, excursions, online resources, or places to visit? Consider joining our STEAM/Maker Alliance! As an SMA member, you will have the opportunity to network, participate in events, be included in our annual STEAM/Maker Passport, and cross-promote our organizations and activities. We meet monthly to plan our events and projects.

Promotional support includes:

Contact Emily Williams at and let’s see how our organizations can collaborate! 

**View the map to see which STEAM/Makers are participating in the SMA Passport.

Member Organizations:

Arts For All

Beat Lab

Challenge Island


Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden

Grand Traverse Conservation District

Grass River Natural Area

Great Lakes Children's Museum

GT Butterfly House and Bug Zoo

Inland Seas Education Association

MSU Extension / 4-H

Newton's Road Northwest

Norte Youth Cycling

Old Town Playhouse

Parallel45 Theatre 


Traverse Area District Library