NEW Summer Course for Elementary Aged Kids

Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat, or hop like a frog into the FIRST LEGO League Jr. CREATURE CRAZE season. Whether in zoos, on the farm, or in your own back yard, we all encounter animals in our lives.  In the 2016-2017 CREATURE CRAZE Challenge, over 40,000 children will dive into the wonders of the animal kingdom.  What will you learn about our furry, feathered, and finned friends?

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This summer the Maryland School for the Blind Outreach Services Department is introducing First LEGO League Junior, a robotics program designed to help elementary aged students discover the excitement of STEM and teamwork while inspiring them through a brand they know and love – LEGO!

This year’s theme is “Creature Craze” where children will learn about Maryland School for the Blind’s mascot, the bee; including its habitat and role in the world. This will include a trip to a beekeeper and a sampling of tasty bee snacks.

This course will tap into your child’s creativity and provide an introduction to programming including moving motors and simple machines! Students will also create a poster and presentation showing what they learned, that parents are invited to view on July 7th.

Creature Craze will introduce opportunities to participate in First LEGO League Jr. throughout the following school year and participants will get a LEGO souvenir to take home with them.

The Maryland School for the Blind is the first blind school to compete in First LEGO League and is working in partnership with LEGO to create a program using the tactile nature of LEGOs to aid visually impaired youth.

Fill out your REGISTRATION FORM now and send it to KerryM@mdschblind.org

For more information please view the following video, check out the FLL Jr. Website, or reach out to us at 410-444-5000 ext: 1249.

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