Scratch Day is a global network of events to celebrate the block-based programming language, Scratch. This year the Johnston Public Library and YouthCode are partnering together to host a free Scratch Day for central Iowa families at the Johnston Public Library between 1:30 and 4:00pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Scratch Day events bring together all kinds of people from the Scratch community to share projects, learn together and welcome newcomers. Last year, there were more than 1000 events around the world!
This year's activities at the Johnston Public Library will include hands-on projects for new and experienced Scratchers as well as fun, interactive demonstrations of various technologies that can be used with Scratch. No registration is required so come any time for a fun learning adventure with Scratch! Prizes and snacks will be available while supplies last.
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a free, block-based, visual computer programming language and online community to help children learn how to code. With Scratch, users create their own interactive stories, games and animations, then share and discuss their creations with one another. Developed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, the service is designed to help children (ages 8 and up) learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively.
Who Can Attend?
The target age group for Scratch is 8 to 16 but all family members are welcome at Scratch Day.
Want to Get Involved?
Contact Tim to volunteer at this year's Scratch Day.