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All FLL teams, 

You are welcome to come and attend the Robotics Day event at the Science
Museum in Roanoke, VA, Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2008, from Noon until 3 PM.  A
group of Southwest Va educational robotics folks are gathering to
demonstrate and inform the public about FLL, FTC, and educational robotics
in general. 

We currently expect to have four FLL teams demo their robots on an FLL
table, and to present their research presentations to the public as part of
the outreach component of the research project.  We also expect one FTC team
to demo their robot, and some additional educational robotics demonstrations
as well.

If you'd like any additional info, please call or email me anytime.

Best Regards,

Kevin Hines
Tel: 540-819-8020
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The press release from the Science Museum follows:

Robotics Day at the Roanoke Science Museum set for November 1, 2008
(Roanoke, VA)-Area robotics teams will come together for Robotics Day at the
Science Museum of Western Virginia on Saturday, November 1, from noon to
3pm. Teams participating in the FIRST LEGO League 2008 Challenge will
provide robotics demonstrations as they prepare to compete in regional
competitions in Blacksburg and Lynchburg later in November.

FIRST LEGO League is a global program created to get kids excited about
science and technology. With programs for ages 6-14, FIRST LEGO League
engages students in research, engineering, and solving real-world problems
through robotics. FIRST LEGO League's 2008 Challenge is Climate Connections,
an exploration of the earth's climate and the links between science, people,
resources and communities.

Robotics teams offer opportunities for sportsmanship and team-building and
provide a fun way for learning about science, engineering and technology.
Participants-children and their adult coaches alike-experience a creative
hobby which can lead to a range of exciting careers. Attend Robotics Day to
learn how to get involved in robotics, and how to start a team at your
school or home school group. For more information about robotics teams in
the Roanoke region, visit 

For Robotics Day, regular admission rates for the Science Museum apply: $8
for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 3-12, and members are free.
There is no additional charge for the robotics demonstrations. 540/342.5710.
On the web: <>

About the Science Museum of Western Virginia
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is an independent, non-profit
501(c)(3) organization located in downtown Roanoke at Center in the Square.
The Science Museum of Western Virginia was one of the very first science
centers to open in the United States and is now among the fewer than five
percent of museums across the country that are nationally accredited by the
American Association of Museums. 
During its 38-year history, the Science Museum has served millions of
visitors, strengthening education and economic development throughout the
region. Through hands-on exhibits, programs, and wide-screen films, the
Museum nurtures lifelong learning and a greater understanding of science and
technology among visitors of all ages. 

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