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CANCELED - Jr. FLL Upstate LEGO Robotics Expo | Spartanburg Science Center

Mar 14, 2020 / 8:30am - 1:30 pm

Calendar: Expo/Conference
Categories: Science
Age Groups: Students , Family , Children

Dear Jr FLL Teams and Coaches,
 
We are all aware of the current climate in our world with COVID-19.  There are many suggestions as to what to do and how to do it.  The one thing that seems in our control is the practice of “social distancing” which is recommended in many affected areas.  Also, the limit of large events to less than 250 individuals for the safety of the elderly and immune-compromised.  Many folks of varying ages love to come to the EXPO.  The rationale for any decision in this regard is related to public health.  The Spartanburg Science Center is heeding the advice of the CDC to align with the practice of “social distancing”.
 
While we recognize these difficult decisions may disappoint some, we hope in the end, it proves to be an effective preventative measure.  In this thought process, we are canceling the 8th Annual Jr. FLL EXPO at Chapman Cultural Center.  Safety is what our focus continues to be for our students and patrons of the Spartanburg Science Center.  Our heartfelt THANKS to KOHLER COMPANY and so appreciate their continued SUPPORT as our Corporate Sponsor.
 
PLEASE DO NOT BREAK DOWN YOUR PROJECTS AND YOUR SHOW ME BOARDS!!!!  We are currently working on plans to conduct the reviewing process virtually with each entered team.  You should hear from us by early next week.  We recognize and applaud all of the work the students have done, and feel that using science to recognize and award those efforts should be conducted!
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  I will be happy to speak with you.  I have included the letter we received from FIRST to all coaches cancelling all competitions worldwide. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Mary
 
Mary A. Levens
Interim Executive Director
mlevens@spartanarts.org
864-278-9681


Join us for the 8th Annual Jr. FLL Upstate Expo, sponsored by Kohler on March 14th at the Chapman Cultural Center from 8:30am - 1:30pm.

Last year we had thirty teams with 180 children from all regions of South Carolina join the Spartanburg Science Center for a fun filled day of learning and exploration thanks to sponsors like Kohler.

This year teams will imagine the future in Boomtown Build's FIRST CITY as students imagine and create a safe, healthy, inclusive and happy community and develop what a FIRST City means to them.

https://info.firstinspires.org/boomtown-build#teaser-flljr

The day will consist of presenting projects and LEGO models, participating in a car building challenge, a core value challenge, and an awards presentation.

We have a few spots available for a registration fee of $25, contact Mary Levens at mlevens@spartanarts.org for more information and access the registration form below at https://www.spartanburgsciencecenter.org/hub-city-robotics/.

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