Leah Hartman and Sam Ciferno Skidmore run The Hive, an open access makerspace at Lakeland Community College outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Leigh and I were excited to geek out with fellow educators and learn about how they introduce making to learners from three to ninety-five years old, how they dealt with the atmospheric and cultural whiplash that was introduced by Covid restrictions, and how they planned to drink from the firehose of knowledge that is Maker Camp. Plus, at some point Leigh and Leah discover that they’ve both built their own ice rinks and get a chance to unpack that.

You can learn more about what Leah and Sam do at @HiveLakelandCC on Instagram, or by visiting lakelandcc.edu/hive