LINDEN, NJ - Linden Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a variety of Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) classes for children and teens ages 6-14.

The classes being offered are the following:

Squishy Circuits: Students ages 6-12 have fun using conductive and insulating play dough to learn about the basics of electric circuits! With Squishy circuits, participants get to use unique electronic components to solve problems, engineer solutions and inspire their creativity and thinking. The class will be held Saturday, March 28, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

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Roblox Makers: Students ages 8-14 learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in their ROBLOX world. Bring characters to life with unique animations they design. The class will be held Saturday, April 4, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The fee is $50.

Programming with Ozobot: Students ages 6-12 have fun expanding their horizons with the help of Ozobot – the tiny smart robot. Imagine, a learning toy that opens the doors of computer science, STEM education, robotics and coding with simple color-coded commands and “Ozoblocky,” a coding language powered by Google’s Blocky program. Participants will use markers and laptops for coding. Robots are not for take-home. The class will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

Sphero Mini Robotics: Students ages 6-12 have fun experimenting with Sphero Mini robots. These ping-pong ball sized robots use tiny technology and Bluetooth. Learn to use the Sphero mini app to drive in different modes or as a controller to play games. We introduce coding in JavaScript to program these robots to navigate around cones and bowl down mini-pins. The class will be held Saturday, May 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $20.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. All classes will be be held at the Linden Multi-Purpose Building, 1025 John St.

To register online for youth classes, visit www.linden-nj.org and click on Community Pass. For more information email lindenrec@linden-nj.org for information about classes, or call 908-474-8600.

The Parks & Recreation office is located on the second floor at 605 South Wood Avenue.

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