Get ready to inspire a love of STEM thanks to a partnership between Bitsbox and Amazon’s upcoming family film Troop Zero.

Bitsbox, a STEM subscription box for kids that teaches them type-based coding to build their own apps, will be offering a special Troop Zero app project for free in boxes delivered next month. The giveaway is in celebration of the new film premiering on Amazon Jan. 17.

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Set in 1977, Troop Zero follows the story of 12-year-old Christmas Flint as she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts in order to earn the chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record and become part of space history. The film stars Academy Award winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan and Mike Epps.

“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. “Amazon has been a tremendous collaborator for us, so we are thrilled to build on our relationship with this unique initiative.”

The Bitsbox collab will give subscribers a FREE Troop Zero app project in every box delivered for the next month. Bitsbox will also be featured by Amazon as the Deal of the Day on Sun., Jan. 19, with an offer for 50 percent off the first box with the purchase of a new subscriptionFans can also check out a digital downloadable version of the free coding project, Troop Zero: The App.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

 

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