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Tech Expo for Kids these Holidays

Monday 19 December 2016

An interactive Tech Expo will be part of the school holiday program on offer at Tura Marrang and Bermagui libraries in January and will give local kids the chance to try out 3D Printing, Robotics, Coding, Drones and Electronic Music Making.

Programs and Partnerships Officer, Scott Baker said that digital media and technology skills equip kids for the future workforce.

“It’s the perfect way to introduce kids to what’s possible; what they can build and achieve with different sorts of technology, at the same time having fun experimenting,” he said.

“We’re keen to run more in-depth workshops in the future where people can really explore some of this new technology a lot more, so the Tech Expo will give library staff a chance to gauge interest,” said Mr Baker.

A Marshmallow Challenge Workshop hosted by Simone Huigen will introduce kids to the thrill of project management and teamwork.  Simone is one of the region’s most skilled IT project managers and developed the Buzz What’s On app.

The Pilot a Drone Workshop will give people the chance to fly one of the library’s small but highly capable drones.

Coding Camp will run at Bermagui library and is a fun introduction to the world of coding led by Carsten Eckelmann, founder of 2pi Software.

In addition, try-out stations of 3D Printing, Robotics and Electronic Music Making will happen throughout the day from 10.30am-3.30pm.

The Tech Expo will be at Tura Marrang library on Wednesday 11 January and at Bermagui library on Monday 16 January.

The Tech Expo and workshops are free. Bookings are required for the Marshmallow Challenge, Pilot a Drone and Coding Camp workshops and places are limited with age restrictions.

For more information, session times and to book online go to www.begavalleyshirelibrary.eventbrite.com.au or phone Tura Marrang library on 6499 2340 or Bermagui library on 6499 2411.

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