A new Clubhouse program kicks off Friday, September 16 at the Pierce College Science Dome. We really don’t have an amazing name for it yet but we’re sure something will evolve.
Anyways – since the Science Dome opened, it has been a great place to learn and explore STEM stuff – especially astronomy. The planetarium by itself is simply amazing. They host the Pierce County MakerFest and the Tacoma Astronomical Society meets there regularly with public nights and other special events.
Next to the Science Dome is a computer classroom – room 262 – which will be the nexus for the new Clubhouse program. Here is the idea:
6:00 PM – Kids Coding. The program is aimed at those over 8. We will be using Scratch to start with. We will be trying out some new ideas from Google’s cs-first site. Kids will also be working on Starship Academy challenges which is our focus for this school year.
7:00 PM – There is an “all-ages” show at the Science Dome every Friday night at this time. It does cost $6.00 but it is amazing. The show/presentation/discussion changes every week. The Science Dome staff will enjoy having a good audience – especially kids/tweens/teens at the shows. We will still be coding – or working possibly on Minecraft – during that hour so there are other options if you can’t attend the show.
8:00 PM – We will see how many hangers-on there are. We have the classroom until 9:30.
ALSO – looking for teens (grade 8 and above) who want to join the VEX Robotics team. FREE – but maybe some fund-raising. Build and program BIG robots and compete in state competitions. Practices start next Friday – also at the Pierce College Science Dome
Feel free to contact Kurt Sample (email@example.com) with questions. Also text “CLUBHOUSE” to 41411 for alerts (opportunities/schedule changes) .
Hope to see you on Fridays!