Tinkering Together 2022: Proceedings of an Early Childhood Ideas Festival
The Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium organized Tinkering Together, a conference bringing together stakeholders exploring applications of making and tinkering to support STEAM learning in informal early childhood environments.
Tinkering Together was designed to broaden participation in informal STEAM learning by furthering exploration of tinkering in the early learning and care community. The Tinkering Studio collaborated with early childhood educators to develop programming with practitioners for practitioners—the outcome is a multimedia online festival that serves as an introduction to tinkering through the perspective of real-world individuals. These early learning educators act as STEAM ambassadors to the field and the general public by illustrating how the tinkering practice is relatable and within reach.