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Dinosaurs & Disasters Going Virtual all February presents Coding a Game with Python (#2 in series on data & programming)

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02/23/2021
Date: Feb 23
Venue: Virtual event hosted by Morrill Hall
Location: Online
Ticket Price: See website for prices
Time: 4pm

We are excited to host Dinosaurs and Disasters in partnership with the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Most events are free. A few will have a small fee to participate, but are indicated with a "Paid Program" in the description. For events held via Facebook Live, just join us on our Facebook page that day to follow along. Events held via Zoom will have a registration link shared in the description if you'd prefer to connect that way. The following events have been scheduled as part of 2021's virtual Dinosaurs & Disasters. A few more events are pending and will be added soon! Tuesday, February 23 at 4:00pm Coding a Game with Python (#2 in series on data & programming) Activity Demo via Facebook Live or Register for Zoom Learn how to build a simple game with a computer language called Python. You will see what computer code looks like and how changing the code can change the game. Wednesday, February 24 at 11:00am Learn Programming with Scratch (#3 in series on data & programming) Video Demo via Facebook Programming is fun! You can get started with an animation-based programming language called Scratch. This video gives a quick introduction to Scratch. Thursday, February 25 at 11:00am Groundwater Model in Action (#4 in series on data & programming) Video Demo via Facebook Models are used to bring together many sources of data to get a better picture of the real world. Take a look at a real scientific model coded in the Python programming language and how this model is being used to understand changes in groundwater in Nebraska. Friday, February 26 at 11:00am Weather from Home Video demo via Facebook with at-home activity sheets Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 pm Sunday With a Scientist - Where on Earth am I? Activities and demos via Facebook Live or register for Zoom Take a virtual walk through space and time using Google Earth with Dr. David Harwood. See the world like a geologist as you tour Nebraska, a sandy desert, the South Pole and even travel through time. We recommend participants download the free Google Earth app in advance and have a place they want to suggest or explore.