Lego Teams Information

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We're gearing up for a fun season of FIRST Lego League Explore (ages 6-10) & FIRST Lego League Challenge (ages 9-16) through Linn County 4-H! Please fill out this entire form if you desire to join a team. We will do our best to get everyone on teams, but signing up here does not guarantee a spot. We're working with volunteer coaches to establish teams, meeting dates, & locations. Please consider volunteering as a coach for a team – parents make great volunteers! If you would like to be a part of the new teams starting in August 2020, please fill out this online interest form.

 

Here's a bit more about our programs through Linn County 4-H:

  • Enrollment requirements: Since this is a program supported by Linn Co 4-H, adults will need to be 4-H volunteers including background check & youth would be enrolled 4-H members (4-12th graders) or Clover Kid members (K-3rd graders).
  • What does it cost?
    • FIRST Lego League Explore: $25/kid for the year (includes our $15 Clover Kids 4-H enrollment fee for the year + $10 fee to cover a portion of the FLL Explore team registration fee & Lego parts)
    • FIRST Lego League Challenge: $60/kid for the year (includes our $40 4-H enrollment fee for the year + $20 fee to cover a portion of the FLL Challenge team registration fee & Lego parts.) We do have financial assistance available for those that need help with these costs – we want everyone to have a chance to participate!
  • What time commitment should I expect?
    • Team meetings vary by team and coaches preferences. Many of our groups will meet roughly weekly from about August – December (this can vary by team and is determined by youth members and coaches).
    • Events: Both Explore & Challenge programs culminate with an event where youth get to showcase what they’ve learned.  For FLL Explore, teams attend a non-competitive Expo (many dates are offered from November-March). FLL Challenge teams attend qualifier events that are competitive and provide opportunities to advance to state championships.

 

Learn more about the FIRST programs here: https://www.firstinspires.org/

Learn more about Iowa FIRST programs and events here: https://www.isek.iastate.edu/

 

Would you like to be a 4-H Volunteer? Click here to learn more

 

Would you like to donate to the teams? Call the office at 319.377.9839 or email amyschmi@iastate.edu

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