Hilltown Families


This March, Holyoke Codes will be offering free STEM based workshops for youth. Holyoke Codes encourages and supports diversity in the field of technology, offering free workshops for youth to be involved in coding, robotics, and technology. Workshops are open to youth ages 7 and older and focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self-directed learning. Space is limited, so be sure to pre-register!

Learn how to build and program LEGO robots! The idea of robots can seem like very sophisticated machines, created by highly trained robotics specialists.  However, robotic machines don’t have to be very complex – and even kids can learn to make them! There are two opportunities coming up in the Pioneer Valley for youth to experiment with LEGO robotics. The FIRST LEGO League is offering two introductory workshops just for girls to… Read More

Creative Play With Lego Robots Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners are natural engineers. They love sand castles, blocks, fairy houses, and other projects that support their creative, fantasy play.  We support this natural engineering instinct in schools with building bricks, Legos, and sand and water tables.  Yet, as students reach first grade and beyond, we remove all these activities from school and we expect them still be interested in engineering when they get… Read More

%d bloggers like this: