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Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, Caretaker's House and the Ford House.
Etiquette at the Edison Ford
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Historical records in the Edison archives show Mina Edison, wife of legendary inventor Thomas Edison, as a gracious hostess and interested in the well-being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at the Edison Ford, includes a one day (two hour) lesson in timeless etiquette and social skills.

Etiquette at Edison Ford
Regular Price: $85.00
Member Price: $75.00

Lessons in Manners for the Generations.

Etiquette at Edison Ford  Saturday, October 12, 2019,  Saturday, January 18, 2020,   Saturday, April 4, 2020, and  Saturday, September 26, 2020
All sessions: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

COST
Edison Ford Members $75 Non-Members $85 Children ages 6-12 will gather at the Edison Caretaker's House for a two hour lesson in good manners. This class teaches children proper introduction, handshakes, and dining etiquette during a three course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion.

The classes will be taught by Suzanne Willis who has been teaching similar classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Willis is a graduate of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and is a Fort Myers native. Willis created her etiquette classes in honor of her grandmother, Florence "Mimi" Black.


 
NEW! Code Creators
Python, Pi, and DIY, Oh My! In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students in grades 4-8 are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript.


• Pythons and Pies: April 4, 1-3 pm: Learn how to code on the Raspberry Pi using the dynamic software language of Python as students begin to code electronics and more.

• Animate It: April 11, 1-3 pm: Students use the Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera to make a big animation!

• Play It: April 18, 1-3 pm: Students leverage their increasing skills to code various simple video games.

• Creative Computing: April 25, 1-3 pm: From sticker design to birthday cards, students fuse code with art.

• Roving Robots: May 2, 1-3pm: Electronics and computer science are unified as students build a pi-bot.

Grades 4th-8th

Members
$15 per class or $75 for the series

Non-Members
$25 for the class or $125 for the series

Pythons and Pies
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
 Learn how to code on the Raspberry Pi using the dynamic software language of Python as students begin to code electronics and more.
Session Pythons and Pies: Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN

Animate It
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
 Students use the Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera to make a big animation!
Session Animate it: Saturday, April 11, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN

Play It
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
Students leverage their increasing skills to code various simple video games.
Session Play It: Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN

Creative Computing
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
From sticker design to birthday cards, students fuse code with art.
Session Creative Computing: Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN

Roving Robots
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
Students leverage their increasing skills to code various simple video games.
Session Roving Robots: Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN