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How to Code A Sandcastle
October 18, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until October 29, 2021
It’s the last day of summer and Pearl has a genius plan. Pearl spent her vacation learning how to code and today she’s going to code her brand new robot Pascal to build the most awesome sandcastle ever. Robot + coding = mega sandcastle glory! If only it was that easy… Pearl’s canine sidekick Ada is pretty woofed that Pascal is soaking up Pearl’s attention, Pascal has never seen sand before let alone built a sandcastle, and all the things Pearl learned in coding class are a little trickier than she remembered. But Pearl is persistent and learns to break her sandcastle-y problems into smaller steps using sequences, loops, and ‘if then else’ conditionals to code Pascal and build the sandcastle of her dreams, and inspire her dog and robot to become besties along the way!
From the computer science non-profit Girls Who Code, Josh Funk’s bestselling children’s book How to Code a Sandcastle uses humour to introduce kids to the world of computer coding. Celebrated playwright Paula Wing (The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, YoCo 2018) has adapted the book into a production full of laughs, music, and positive messaging about girls excelling in computer science. For students K – Grade 4.