Hello FLL Coaches, I have two exciting outreach opportunities available for FLL teams. Don't worry if your entire team can't participate or if your robot hasn't run a mission in months - we still want you! The point of these events is to have team members talk about FLL, show their robot, share what their team did with research, and maybe demo one simple mission. Even if the missions don't work, people can see what a FLL robot looks like. Please consider one of these events (students can get community service hours as well). 1. FTC State Championship (48 teams)/Jr.FLL Expo (morning event 10am - 1pm)/Program Showcase - March 3rd Arthur Ashe Center - Richmond - lots of excitement! Two FLL Teams are needed for the afternoon shift 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm (2 teams have taken morning shift). We will have a FLL table, mat and field set up kit. Bring your robot, wear your team shirts, and if you want to bring along any display boards/ etc. to help showcase your team and FLL - great! You can come early if you want to watch FTC. There will be a concession stand available for lunch. 2. FRC (High School big bots) Virginia Regional - Siegel Center, Richmond - March 16th - 17th Friday March 16th - Are there any FLL coaches that would like to help with a hands-on FLL piece Friday morning 9 - noon? We have 100+ Middle School students coming in for a STEM field trip and one of their stations is a hands-on FLL. Someone is putting together the station, but we need some people to help run it. Saturday, March 17th - FLL TEAMS WANTED! Morning shift - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Afternoon shift - 12:30 - 3:30 pm The FLL station will be set up on the floor of the Siegel Center, near all the action with 60+ big bots! IT IS LOUD, IT IS CRAZY, IT IS FUN!! Please let me know if you are able to help with one of the events!! They will both be great fun and will be a chance for FLL teams to see FTC (the next step) and FRC (big bots). MANY THANKS!! Sally Sylvester Senior Mentor Virginia -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.