Parks and Recreation seeks volunteers

Are you interested in making a difference, serving your community, or getting involved? There are many ways to volunteer with Martin County Parks and Recreation. You can help out with special events or volunteer for different activities on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

The department welcomes all volunteers – whether you represent yourself, a group of family or friends, a non-profit organization, or a local business, the more, the merrier.

To sign up or receive more information, call (772) 221-1430 or email

Coding boot camp hosted at IRSC for students age 12-17

Students age 12 to 17 have the opportunity to learn about coding and to explore the use of the Arduino microcontroller to automate the world around them in their experience at the Coding with Arduino Boot Camp hosted by LASER-TEC at Indian River State College (IRSC). The Arduino Boot Camp starts Wednesday, Jan. 16, and features a special focus on the visible light spectrum.

Arduino Boot Camp students have the opportunity to draft, design, and build as they program a light emitting diode (LED), create personalized messages, send commands, and learn how to receive both digital and audible commands. Boot Camp activities will teach students how their TV remote works, how to use an Arduino to see if plants have enough water, and how to program their very own clock.

The Coding with Arduino Boot Camp takes place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. from Jan. 16 through March 6 in room Y-208 on the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, at the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The cost for the Boot Camp is $225 and includes a customized, complimentary kit valued at $100, which boot-camp participants take home.

For info or registration visit, call (772) 462-7179, or email

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