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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Support Making & Learning in Madison Schools


Making Spaces is an exciting new partnership with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Maker Ed, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and Google to support maker education in public schools. 

The Bubbler is excited to introduce its six 2017 partners in the Madison Metropolitan School District and their ambitious plans for the future of making and learning in their spaces! Supported with professional development, planning, and community connections from the library, our schools are looking for community support and help in spreading the word about their new initiatives. 
We are excited to join MMSD and the Foundation from Madison Public Schools in supporting this innovative new project. 

Access the Making Space MEDIA KIT HERE to make it quick & easy to share out and capture the essence of partnership!

Learn More about our school teams

Sandburg Elementary

With your support, we will be able to equip our enterprising student media club and elementary broadcast journalists with actual film and sound equipment that matches their enthusiasm and supports their huge ambitions and personalized learning goals. We will also be able to engage our students in Wednesday Choice clubs around gardening, sewing, cooking, and woodworking providing positive ways our students can give back to their communities! 

Sandburg is hoping to purchase: 

  • DSLR digital camera
  • New video editing software
  • Lego robotic sets
  • Raspberry Pi micro computers
  • Woodworking supplies
  • Paint for a community mural
  • Screen-printing materials

And would love donations of: 

  • Duct tape
  • Legos
  • Lightly-used building tools (drills, saws, dremmels, etc.)
  • Wood products for building
  • Costumes for dramatic performances
  • Materials for crafting projects (glitter, glue, tape, etc.)
  • Your time and expertise in acting, woodworking, or screenprinting! 

Click the Donate Button to support our project! 


whitehorse Middle School

With your support, we will expand our maker programs and connect our students with the broader Madison community of makers through a new artist in residence program, inviting artists (and parents!) to share their craft with students. 

Each Wednesday, Whitehorse Librarian Ms. MC hosts 30-40 students in her afterschool maker club, providing the opportunity for them to tinker, build, and explore. 

Whitehorse is hoping to purchase: 

  • A classroom set of coding robots 
  • Screenprinting materials like screens, ink, and squeegees 
  • Infrastructure furniture like new tables 
  • A green screen 

Whitehorse would love donations of: 

  • Duct tape 
  • Material for crafting projects 
  • Your time and expertise that you might want to share in a mini residency or project! 

Click the Donate Button to support our project!

Huegel Elementary

With your support we will continue to develop our collaborative studio space with an artist in residence program, providing opportunities for students to succeed when they are given the agency to be artists, inventors, and problem solvers. 

Huegel Elementary is excited to build on it's experiences with mini residencies with community members to give their students diverse experiences. 

Huegel is hoping to purchase: 

  • Buttonmaker 
  • Diecut machine 
  • Cordless clipon microphones for our green screen studio
  • Legos 
  • Hexbugs robots
  • New iPads for running the robots and Osmos
  • LaQ building sets
  • Large makerspace table
  • Old Singer hand crank sewing machine
  • Artist and Maker Support in 3D design, textiles, drama, & woodworking! 

Huegel would love donations of: 

  • Weldbond or Tacky Glue
  • Dry sponges (to use as glue-together building pieces)
  • Wood scraps
  • Fancy paper and card stock
  • Pipe cleaners, googley eyes
  • Duct Tape
  • Washi Tape
  • Sculpey or Fimo polymer clay
  • Hole punches
  • Beads, buttons
  • Community members with expertise in sewing, knitting, or bookmaking! 

toki Middle School

At Toki Middle School, we thrive! Building on our existing library maker space, we will expand our materials, but also our knowledge base through professional development for our teachers to incorporate making and learning across all disciplines. 

Help Toki's maker club build more go-karts, duct tape canoes, and innovative skills with your donation! 

Toki is hoping to purchase: 

  • Sphero programmable robots
  • Duct Tape Crafting Supplies
  • BBC micro:bit
  • Behringer Xenyx 1204USB Sound Mixer
  • 2 Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphones
  • 2 Mic Cables
  • Apple iMac Computer

And would love donations of: 

  • Duct tape,
  • Legos
  • Clean PVC pipe
  • Drywall screws
  • Lightly-used building tools
  • Wood products of building 
  • Your time and expertise in woodworking, electronics, or sound enginnering! 

Click the Donate Button to support our project! 


Franklin Elementary

We believe our school community - young and old - deserves the access and opportunity to be: empowered, collaborative, connected and, creative. 

We will design, take risks, make mistakes and solve problems.  Through play, tinkering, and experimentation, we will demonstrate critical thinking, make meaning, and share understanding in this space and throughout our school.

Franklin is hoping to purchase: 

  • 3D printer package with supplies and storage that will be shared with their sister school Randall Elementary 
  • Materials for the WonderWorkshop Lego Wall 
  • Paint for a community mural 

Franklin would love donations of: 

  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Legos and Duplo blocks
  • Your time and expertise in constructing our lego wall or painting our WonderWorkshop walls! 

Click the Donate Button to support our project

Capital High school

With your support, we will build making and learning outside our four walls with field trip and internship opportunities to empower our students to discover new paths for their education. 

Capital High is hoping to support its students with opportunities through:

  • Artist residencies 
  • Internships in industry 
  • Studio workshops and recording