Families invited to an afternoon of creatures, robots and LEGOs, Jan. 28 at Cornell

WHAT: Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 2017

WHERE: Duffield Hall Atrium, Cornell University campus

ITHACA, N.Y. – Swing like a monkey, fly like a bat or hop like a frog to the Eleventh Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo – hosted by the Cornell University NanoScale Facility – on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Duffield Hall Atrium on the Cornell campus.

This year’s theme is Creature Craze, which focuses on the importance of honey bees, and the creatures they share their habitats with. The event is free and open to the public, and will include hands-on children’s activities such as:

  • Crafts and stomp rockets from the Ithaca Sciencenter.
  • Various reptiles on display from the Cornell Herpetology Club.
  • A chance to learn about birds of prey with the Cornell Raptor Club.
  • Robot demonstrations from Ithaca High School’s FIRST Robotics Challenge Team Code Red.
  • LEGO robotics demonstrations from the local award-winning FIRST LEGO League Team.

The expo will also feature presentations from 20 teams of kids, ranging from ages six to nine, that were asked to build a LEGO model that shows an animal sharing a habitat with honey bees. The teams include students from Northeast Elementary, Fall Creek Elementary, BJM Elementary, Dryden Central Schools, Enfield Elementary and Caroline Elementary.

Free parking will be available in the Cornell Parking Garage located at 167 Hoy Road near Duffield Hall. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase from the FIRST LEGO League Team.

The expo is supported by Shell Corporation, the Cornell NanoScale Facility and the Society of Women Engineers.

For more information: http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_flljr.html

Syl Kacapyr
office: 607-255-3981