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TechStars is a series of innovative classes that are designed to engage young children uging the STEM approach to enhance and foster learning thru Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  More importantly, these classes provide the children a fun and educational experience outside of school.

MINECRAFT SURVIVAL ADVENTURE: We may be dodging fireballs from exploding volcanoes or hiding from a snow giant on Mt. Everest. This will take team work and collaboration as we mine, craft, build and problem solve our precarious situation. Students will be solving this survival adventure on a teacher-monitored closed server.! 

VIDEO ANIMATION MOVIE DESIGN: Students will be using the software program "Scratch" developed by MIT Media Institute to create animation, music videos, Pacman like video games and more. Creations from this clas along with a copy of this software will be sent home so students can continue to have fun!

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IN MINECRAFT: This class is more than just "mining" and "crafting" in Minecraft. Students will conceptualize, design and learn how to create MODs and modify the game using JAVA. For students who have good listening skills and interested in computer programming, this is a fun introduction to object oriented computer programming.

Place programs in cart and follow instructions all the way thru. You can either pay online or create a registration form and pay by check. If paying by check you must include your driver’s license number or your registration will be returned. Once we receive your check, we apply it to your online registration form. No one is registered until payment is received and applied to your online registration form. If you do not create an online registration form and come to our office for us to create one for you, an additional $10 fee will be assessed.

Refunds must be submitted in writing. They will be prorated and $10 processing fee is withheld from each request. The balance will be applied to your household account to use for a future program. If the refund is due to medical reasons, a full refund will be issued as long as your request is accompanied by a doctor’s note.

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to change schedules as necessary and cancel programs due to insufficient registration or lack of instructor(s).

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