Quad City first LEGO League Team Kickoff


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Posted Online: Sept. 05, 2013, 9:26 am
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Press release submitted by Christine Cournoyer


Hosted by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC)

Quad City area FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Iowa & Illinois including students, coaches and mentors are invited to attend the first ever QC FLL Kickoff free of charge on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. The FIRST Lego League theme this year is "Nature's Fury" and the kickoff will be a fun way to meet other teams, learn and share FLL information including opportunities to talk with natural disaster experts, FLL judges and referees. In addition, several returning teams from last year who won awards at local Regionals, State Championships and the FIRST World Championship plan to attend.

To help ensure we have adequate space and materials, please take a few minutes to pre-register your teams by Noon on Friday, September 6 (can combine multiple teams into one form) online at: http://www.qcesc.org/

The event flyer can be found at: http://www.qcesc.org/FLL/QC%20FLL%20Kickoff.htm



















 



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