Let’s write some code!
In this class, designed for computer programming beginners, we will use the Scratch programming language to create interactive stories, animations, and even custom computer games. Scratch was developed by MIT, and has a user-friendly interface that is fun and intuitive. Through their projects, participants will also develop logical thinking skills and an understanding of how computers work. No previous programming experience is necessary. At the end of the class, participants can keep copies of their programs to take home or continue developing in the online Scratch community.
For our online class, you will be sent a link for the zoom meeting.
Class presented by Circuit Lab
Engage with electronics as tools - not toys.
Electronics power our world more every day, and the people who can manipulate them will design our future. By learning to creatively engage with the electronics as tools, we bring our students the skills to interact fully with the modern world. And we make lots of fun projects along the way. Circuit Lab programs give kids the opportunity to create devices by blending technical concepts with hands-on experimentation in a creative environment. We use the latest technologies including Arduino and Raspberry Pi to design smarter flashlights, race cars, musical instruments, games, and more. Each class session begins with a brief conceptual overview before launching into an interactive, hands-on activity.
Circuit Lab programs are a fun and creative way to give kids fluency and confidence in an increasingly necessary skill. We are excited to teach your kids the tools to design and create whatever they imagine!
Location: Online Class
Session 1: Mondays, January 25-March 22, no class February 15
Session 2: Mondays, April 5-May 24
Session 3: Tuesdays, April 6-May 25
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.
If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.
If a customer has registered for a program and elects not to attend a program due to safety concerns regarding COVID 19, they will be offered the option of a program credit, or a refund if requested prior to 2 weeks before the program's start date. This policy will remain in effect until December 31, 2020.
Starting January 1, 2021 the new refund policy will be as follows: If a customer has registered for a program and elects not to attend a program due to safety concerns regarding COVID 19, they will be offered a program credit ONLY. This policy will remain in effect until June 30, 2021