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Cade Codebotics Club sparks curiosity in technology

Press release from the Cade Museum

Plant those seeds of tech and AI curiosity early by encouraging children grades 3-6 to enroll in the Codebotics Club at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention.  

In Codebotics Club, children learn how to use coding to control robots through exciting challenges, featuring Dash robots from Wonder Workshop. Participants will be placed into teams and work on solving puzzles and navigating obstacle courses. Each week, new knowledge and skills are layered on, culminating in a public exhibition and competition in May.  

The skills learned in Codebotics are not only fun, but vital to preparing children for their futures. The World Economic Forum report states that nearly a third of the most important skillsets in 2025 will comprise technology skills not yet imperative today.  

“The Cade Museum’s vision is to spread an inventive mindset around the world,” says Stephanie Bailes, President & Executive Director of the Cade Museum. “We are in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, seamlessly blending our digital and physical worlds. Technology is evolving so quickly, we don’t know what the future will look like, but we do know how we can prepare for it. We can teach our children to think like inventors, to be creative and problem solve, to work in teams and explore new perspectives, and to learn how to be fueled by failure rather than fear it. Codebotics is an exciting new addition to the Cade’s slate of programming that will introduce children to what will one day become everyday technology—robotics.” 

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Codebotics layers learning opportunities, with each session building on skills that participants learn in the previous session. That’s why it’s recommended that students commit to attending every session. Jan. 18-Feb. 8 is open registration; club dates after Feb. 8 are available to returning participants only. 

Even if your children’s high school graduation day may be a long way off, engaging them in fun, STEM-focused activities and experimentation will lay the groundwork for that someday job offer, internship, or game-changing idea.  

Program Costs: 

A one-time fee of $150 is required for registration and is due at the student’s first class.​ Weekly classes are then $15 per session, including the first session. Cade Museum Members receive 10% off the down payment and weekly fees. Students must be registered weekly. Codebotics meets from 5 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 18 to May 17 (excluding March 22).  Open registration dates are Tuesdays, Jan. 18 through Feb. 8.  Returning participants only thereafter. 

About the Cade Museum 

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, a museum in Gainesville, Florida, is committed to transforming communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs and visionaries. Since opening in 2018, more than 100,000 visitors have experienced the Cade’s unique hands-on programming for children designed to spark imagination and inspire creativity. The Cade’s programs also help to build bridges to the innovation economy for those without access, low-income families, underserved communities, and those needing assistance to access education and start on the career paths available to them to fulfill their dreams. To learn more about the Cade Museum’s mission, visit cademuseum.org. Located at 811 S Main Street, Gainesville, Florida. Hours of operation: Thursday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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