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|Spring Break Tech||
Animation and Game Design with Scratch, Electronics with Arduino, Robotics with Mindstorms
|Summer Robotics||July 14-18||Robotics engineering and programming with Mindstorms|
|Summer Tech||July 21-27||Animation and Game Design with Scratch, Electronics with Arduino, Robotics with Mindstorms|
|Summer FLL||Aug 11-15||Robotics and activities focused on FIRST LEGO League competition, including research for the FLL project topic (TBD).|
|After Camp||June 16-27||Electronics with Arduino|
|After Camp||June 30 – July 11||Japanese Language; See info about our current class.Send us feedback if you would like a Chinese or other language class.|
|After Camp||July 14 – 25||Robotics Engineering with Mindstorms|
|After Camp||July 28 – Aug 8||Robotics Programming with Mindstorns|
How would you spend it differently from the City's current plan? If you agree with some or all of my ideas, please
I would fully fund the school grant budget requested by the Advisory Committee on Education. You can't do wrong there. That's $2,000. But I would add the catch that they start to accept grant proposals from home school groups.
I would fully fund the grant requests of non-profit contribution groups that support some of our great community activities and events that would otherwise not happen. Besides, the budget is only $300 short of that target. Club125 is requesting funding from this budget item, so I am not without a biased opinion on this issue.
Finally, I would fund a modest amount, $5,000, to help the Recreations Department get started with planning a future Science and Technology Program. I know the City can not afford to add a new program with a manager and staff at this time. But we need to start making the plans now, as a signal to everyone that we fully intend to make Greenbelt a center for Sci/Tech education, community activities, and business development.
To fund all of the above, I would cap the increase in funding to Greenbelt Access Television, Inc. at $10,200. I love what they do at GATE, and that is still a 7.6% increase in their funding.
Ok, so that's the budget debate. I also petition the City Council to
- Create a Science and Technology Advisory Committee
- Establish a Science and Technology Business District
I think both of these actions are true no-brainers. Greenbelt is in the center of a massive tech region that stretches from College Park to Goddard to Fort Meade. The County Council knows this and they are leading the way (imagine that!).
Last month the Prince George's County Council established a Science and Technology Business District consisting of the Greater Beltsville, College Park, Riverdale, Riverdale Park, Berwyn Heights and Greenbelt areas. The legislation will "make room for an expedited review and approval process for qualified science and technology projects within the District, and provide tax incentives for qualified businesses in the technology, science and biotech industries."
I love my Greenbelt community. Help me work to provide activities for kids and adults that improve our knowledge, understanding, and skills in science and technology, to provide vocational training opportunities, and to create true economic development in the areas where we are the strongest.
If you have an old laptop running XP, take Microsoft's advice and update now! Just don't upgrade to another bad OS from Microsoft. You stayed away this long. Now go with Linux. We can help, here at Club125.Read More
Exhibitors and volunteers are invited to an informal reception at Club125 this Thursday, April 3rd, 7-9pm. Come and meet everyone involved in the first annual Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire. We will distribute Faire t-shirts, review the plans and logistics of the big day, and discuss all topics related to the Maker Movement. Cake will be provided by Chef Lou!Read More
We're not open this Sunday, March 16th. We're taking our robotics exhibit on the road to the NoVa Mini Maker Faire. The NoVa event is hosted by some of our buddies over in Reston VA, and of course we've invited them to join us in Greenbelt on April 5.