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Tampa Palms Community Club
Robotics Enrichment Program

Robot race

Enrollment is limited to twenty students
The club is open to K through 8th grade*.


Activity and Description

The Tampa Palms Community Robotics Club meets weekly on Monday (excluding school holidays) for 90 minutes from 6:15 to 7:45. Serving the Tampa Palms, New Tampa, Temple Terrace, and USF areas, the club meets at Compton Park Clubhouse.

Under the direction of Ms. Beasley (formerly Mrs. Shaw), the Robotics Club will offer an opportunity to learn teamwork, engineering skills, programming, problem solving, critical thinking skills and most of all - have fun - while learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts! Club members will use LEGO ®  MINDSTORMS ®, LEGO ® WeDo ®, and other robotics tools to build robots and machines, program them to perform specific tasks, troubleshoot problems, and refine their strategies to address practical challenges.

Tuition is $199 per student for a ten-week program. We follow the Hillsborough County School schedule. If there is no school, then there is no "Robots". Students may begin at any time, provided there is still space available. The student's 10-week session starts when they attend their first club meeting.

Kids at all experience levels will have an opportunity to participate in robotics activities using LEGO MINDSTORMS® and WeDo® robots. Beginners will start with the basics using tutorials to learn sound construction methods, programming and become familiar with the various components of the MINDSTORMS system. Once they have mastered the essential concepts, they’ll discover increasingly sophisticated designs by building robots to compete in a number of project-oriented tasks, each designed to improve their programming and engineering skills.

We organize the kids into small groups based on age and experience. Each group chooses the challenges they wish to pursue. Students will engage in other related activities to build teamwork and allow them to interact outside of their immediate groups. Periodically, we will engage in whole-group activities that everyone participates in.

About the Coach

Shauna Beasley, certified International Baccalaureate, K-12, ELL and Gifted teacher, has worked with students of all ages. She is recognized by Hillsborough County Schools as one of the top 10% of all teachers for the entire district. Ms. Beasley provides an engaging curriculum and provides a nurturing environment for all students to allow them to reach their potential and express their creativity.

How to enroll

Complete the enrollment form below. If enrollment exceeds the maximum of twenty students, students will be placed on a waiting list until spots become available.

After completing this page, your child will be pre-registered for our program. Registration is complete once payment has been received.


We greatly value your privacy and ours. Your personal information will never be shared with outside parties under any circumstances without your prior consent.

Refund and Payment Policy

Membership in the Tampa Palms Robotics Club is per session. Missed meetings are not credited or reimbursed.