Do you have a child, age 9-14, who is a LEGO fanatic?† Then donít miss
this great FREE workshop for newcomers to the exciting world of†FIRST
LEGO League (FLL).† FIRST LEGO League is the brainchild of inventor
Dean Kamen, who designed the Segway.† FLLís main objective is to get
kids excited about science, robotics and inventing.† The workshop will
be presented by local FLL teams, mentors and coaches on Saturday,
September 24, 2011, from 2pm-4:30pm.† The event is being hosted by the
YMCA Potomac Overlook located on 10709 Indian Head Highway, Fort
Washington, MD 20744.† Donít miss learning insider tips on how to have
a great rookie season and how to build a strong team.† Last year over
15,000 teams which translates to over 150,000 students,†from 50
countries participated in FLL!
The ABC's of FLL and is open to all kids and their parents who are
participating in FLL for the first time.† All areas of the program
will be covered from getting a jumpstart on your rookie season, to all
the ins-and-outs of the FLL program.† Ideas for preparing for
competitions, an overview of what to expect in tournament judging
sessions, robot demonstrations, hands-on activities and a special
session for coaches round out the workshop.
Because of space limitations, we ask that participants pre-register by
September 22nd (or until the workshop is full if that happens before
September 22nd).† Attached is the ABCs of FLL Brochure which gives the
details about the program, and a flyer to share with others.
To register for the program directly, please send an email message to
[log in to unmask] with:
Your full name
Name and contact information (e-mail or phone number) for your teamís
lead coach or mentor
Number of attendees that will be in your group
Each registration will have a timestamp to ensure a "first-come,
first-served" policy. Remember, this program is for all parents,
students, and potential coaches who haven't previously†been part of an
FLL team.† Feel free to pass this email on to anyone you know who
might want to learn more about this great science program for kids.
Don't wait, sign up now!
Remember, all students attending the workshop must be accompanied by
their parent or guardian.
If you have any questions or need more information, contact Denise
Lewis, FIRST Assistant Regional Director at [log in to unmask]
Denise M. Lewis
FIRST Regional Director - District of Columbia
FIRSTģ (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
Email: [log in to unmask]
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