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Kids Maker Kits – Free through the EDC

San Juan County kids are invited to learn about the skilled trades through free, fun projects organized by the Economic Development Council (EDC) and WSU Extension’s San Juan County 4-H Program. Up first, the EDC is offering 24 motor kits to kids residing in San Juan County.  Kids who pick up the kits (one kit per family) are invited to a problem-solving session on Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00 PM, hosted by 4-H.

At the problem-solving session, kids will help each other, meet kids from other islands, and do a Q&A session with an apprentice electrician.


Kits are offered first come first served, with one kit per family while supplies last. If there are no kits available when you get to a distribution point, please contact us at We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center and the Orcas  IslandLibrary in allowing us to distribute the kits through them; please direct any concerns or inquiries to the EDC.

You will be able to pick up kits at the following locations while supplies last.

  • Lopez Island: Lopez Island Family Resource Center.
  • Orcas Island: Orcas Island Library at the front desk in the “Community Drop” marked “EDC/4H Program.”
  • San Juan: San Juan County Economic Development Council (call 360-378-2906 before stopping by; M-F, 9 – 5 pm; closed Feb. 21st).
  • All other islands: contact with your request and mailing address.

Learn more at the Economic Development Council

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