Excuse the shameless plug. I’m a mentor on the LigerBots. 

On Tuesday, May 30 the LigerBots are hosting a FIRST Lego League (FLL) and Jr. FLL Info Night for elementary and middle school aged students and parents. It runs from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Film Lecture Hall of Newton North High School

These programs are aimed at younger students, aged K-8 and use LEGO as a way to teach about robotics. Jr FLL is for the K-3rd-grade set while FLL is competitive and aimed at the 4th through 8th-grade kids. In addition to building and programming LEGO robots, each year’s themed FLL challenge includes a project for which team members brainstorm and present creative solutions to real life problems. All this is under the umbrella of FIRST, a worldwide program designed to help kids learn STEM skills through project-based learning. 

Tuesday’s session is aimed primarily at parents, but kids are also welcome to come and learn more about the FLL program. Current LigerBots students and coaches who have participated in FLL in the past will lead a presentation with general information on FLL as well as on how to start your own team. There will be demonstrations of EV3 robots and people to answer any questions you may have. Email [email protected] for more information.

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