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Event Series Event Series: CoderDojo


March 18, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

2 CoderDojo students marvel at sleek design of a remote controlled drone.

Engineering, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship for Kids!

CoderDojo is a free K–5 STEM program under NewBoCo K–12 Education that encourages creativity, fosters entrepreneurship, and helps kids learn to code.

Each week, we assemble different “stations” where kids can experience different STEM activities and learn about subjects like physics, engineering, computer science, circuitry, automation, and much more—all while having fun and being creative! We encourage students to visit any stations that look fun and interesting! Mentors will get participants started at each station, then students can learn, explore, and do what kids do best—play—inside the activities. Curiosity and creativity are your best friends!


Always-On Stations

Hour of Code

Engage in self-guided activities tailored to your coding comfort level. Activities include Scratch Block Programming, which allows you to easily build stories and games using “blocks” of code. You can also play Code Combat, an innovative live coding strategy game for beginners. Learn Python or JavaScript as you defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up.

Snap Circuits

Learn basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts using Snap Circuits! Snap Circuits use easy-to-connect components to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid. What you build functions just like the printed circuit boards found in most electronic products!


Unique This Week

StarLab (NEW!)

StarLab is an inflatable, portable planetarium. “In the dome, you can travel through a world of knowledge that includes astronomy, geology, physical geography, and more.” Explore the wonders of the universe and the natural world from the comfort of the CoderDojo classroom!

The StarLab portable planetarium inflated in the CoderDojo space.

Stellar constellations mapped out and labeled as if viewed from inside a StarLab portable planetarium.

A close-up of the money as viewed from inside a StarLab portable planetarium.



Go beyond code by incorporating robotics and technology! Draw paths that represent code for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can utilize the block-based drag and drop interface (like Scratch Block Programming). Pros can use JavaScript and write text programs like a boss.

What are you waiting for? Sign up now! CoderDojo is free and open to all kids K–5 and their parents (if they want to explore their sense of child-like wonder as well)!


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Are you interested in helping out? We’re always open to volunteers. Afraid you don’t have the expertise? No worries, we’ll show you everything you need to know. Join us, help the kids out, and maybe you’ll learn something too!




Generously sponsored by Cargill.
Cargill: Helping the world thrive

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March 18, 2023
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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NewBoCo K-12 Education Team
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415 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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