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“Hour of Code” Event Coming to Chauncey

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ATHENS, OH – WOUB’s Learning Lab and the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery are holding an Hour of Code event in Chauncey to help children of all ages learn about computer coding. The event will be held on December 11 at the Athens Meigs Educational Services Center located at 21 Birge Drive.

Every year in December, millions of students around the world celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 5 – 11) with the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event.

The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery has helped the WOUB Learning Lab produce this event for the past several years.  It was even offered virtually in 2020. This in person event in Chauncey is a way for everyone in our region to learn more about coding in some fun ways.

“We will have coding for all age levels,” said WOUB’s Educational Services Manager Deborah Brewer. “Our youngest learners will have the opportunity to code with Bee Bot or learn to use PBS Kids’ Scratch Junior, which allows them to code their favorite PBS Kids characters. We will also have more advanced coding activities with our mini robots – Dash and Cue.  We also have some Ohio University students to help with advance coding using micro:bits.”

Computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best paying, and now the largest sector of all new wages in the US. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. This event is a way to get even our youngest learners interested in coding and to see how fun it can be.

The event runs from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WOUB will be giving away prizes and books to those who attend. Registration is appreciated to help us ensure we have enough activities for everyone.

Register here bit.ly/hocregistration