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CoderDojo Workshops at the Living Lab Happening Now! - Ages 7-17


Coder Dojo will be offering free week-long coding/gaming workshops at the Living Lab - drawing on WMG's work in water-awareness and 'hydrolocal' practices.

Register through the CoderDojo community portal here!

Through fun activities – such as exploring the rain gardens, food forest, and other water conservation practices, telling stories, making games, and collecting data - participants will consider what each can do to make the most of the water we have here in Tucson. 

Who will be teaching the CoderDojo workshops?

Dan Stormont is a docent with Watershed Management Group and a certified water harvesting practitioner. He worked with Microsoft TEALS Program for five years, helping to build equitable and inclusive computer science education programs in high schools and, prior to that, he was a program instructor with the Pima County Public Library where he founded CoderDojo Tucson  - a local dojo of the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charitable organization based in Dublin, Ireland.

Dan has advanced degrees in computing engineering and is passionate about applying computing to sustainability. This summer's workshop seried is focuced on using computing to understand and communicate the concept of 'hydrolocal' - thriving with the water resources available where we live.

Workshop Themes

June 10 - 14, Do your :bit Water Challenge

Take a deep dive into water harvesting basins and create your own water harvesting project with a micro:bit single board computer.

June 24-28, Native Trees and Plants

Map native trees using the WMG survey app; create apps and games using Scratch, game components, or a 3D printer; learn how to create digital assets; and explore the City of Tucson's interactive tree map.

When, Where & How to find out more

  • For more information, visit coderdojotucson.com!

  • In-person week-long Coder Dojo workshops at the Living Lab, the weeks of June 10th and June 24th

  • All workshops are Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm.

  • Watershed Management Group’s Living Lab is located at 1137 N. Dodge Ave just off of Speedway Blvd.

  • Participants will be under the care of Dan Stormont. 

  • Participants should bring their own water bottles, any desired snacks, and come prepared to be inside and outside at the Living Lab demonstration site.

  • For information about the Living Lab, please contact Julie Regalado, Education Program Director, at jregalado@watershedmg.org

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