Kids can do anything — as proven by the young Scouts in the new Amazon movie Troop Zero.
With the film’s emphasis on STEM learning, it’s a natural fit with the monthly coding box, which teaches elementary and middle school kids typed-based coding lessons. In partnership with the movie’s Jan. 17 release, Bitsbox’s next box will include a special Troop Zero theme, including a free app project based on the film.
“At Bitsbox, our mission is to teach all kids to code by providing challenges — just like life — so they learn how to overcome — just like the Birdie Scouts in Troop Zero,” said Scott Lininger, co-founder and CEO at Bitsbox, in a statement. “Amazon has been a tremendous collaborator for us, so we are thrilled to build on our relationship with this unique initiative.”
Troop Zero is set in rural Georgia in 1977 and follows a free-spirited young girl (McKenna Grace) who dreams of making contact with outer space. She recruits a ragtag group of Birdie Scouts and an unlikely troop leader (Viola Davis) to team up for a national competition, where the winner gets the chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record.
Kids can get inspired by the film this Friday and start their own coding projects!