Vermont Teddy Bear launches VTSTEAMspace

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Vermont Teddy Bear launches VTSTEAMspace

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 2:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Teddy Bear Company proudly announces it has created a VTSTEAMspace on its campus, in conjunction with Doug Webster of Champlain Maker Faire. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.  The new space opened last week as an afterschool robotics program for 9-12 year olds and is a permanent, dedicated space on the Vermont Teddy Bear campus. 

“This space, created with Champlain Maker Faire, is all about creation and innovation for kids,” says Bill Shouldice, Chief Executive Office of Vermont Teddy Bear Company. “It is an honor to help promote this kind of creative and critical thinking for the children in our communities.”

"We looked at models in Northern Ireland, San Diego, and Toronto,” says co-planner Doug Webster. “This space is a great addition to the community."  Future plans for the space include the expansion of robotics and textile-making with electronics for both youths and adults.

“We are delighted to be a part of this partnership,” says Shouldice. “We believe that the youth in our communities deserve a space that encourages innovation, which is exactly what is needed to create good-paying jobs and tomorrow'sentrepreneurs," says Bill Shouldice.

If you, your school or youth program is interested in taking advantage of this new VTSTEAMspace, send an email inquiry to

Vermont Teddy Bear Company

Since 1981, Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been producing premium, handmade teddy bears in their Vermont, USA facility. All Bears are guaranteed for life and are stuffed using 100% recycled materials. For more information about Vermont Teddy Bear, please visit or call (800)829-2327 (BEAR). Please follow Vermont Teddy Bear on social media. Share your Bear story with #LoveIsInTheBEAR and #ShareYourStory.

Doug Webster and Champlain Maker Faire

Doug Webster, founder of Champlain Maker Faire, has played a central role in startup makerspaces such as Burlington Generator, The Foundry, Rutland Makerspace and others. He is excited about the new VTB VTSTEAMspace. For more information about Champlain Maker Faire, visit

Source: Vermont Teddy Bear Company 11.9.2016