Robotics training for teaches, parents, coaches

Posted Sept. 04, 2011, at 9:28 p.m.

Maine Robotics announced its fall workshop schedule for teachers, parents and coaches who want to get started with the LEGO MindStorms Kit, or who are interested in participating in the FIRST LEGO League here in Maine.

The workshops will be held in Falmouth, Auburn, Farmington, Bangor and Farmingdale. Participants will spend the day building and learning to program the LEGO robots to do simple and intermediate tasks. No previous experience or equipment is needed, all equipment is provided by Maine Robotics.

Maine Robotics is a provider of robotics and engineering after school programs, It works with more than 1,300 students and teachers each year in developing a higher degree of STEM literacy.

The schedule is:

• Falmouth: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Monday, Sept. 12.

• Auburn: Auburn Land Lab, 15 Andrew Drive, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

• Farmington: University of Maine Farmington, North Dining Hall, Section A, Thursday, Sept. 15.

• Bangor: Maine Discovery Museum, Conference Rooms, 74 Main St., Monday,Sept. 19.

• Farmingdale: HallDale Middle School, 111 Maple St., Saturday, Sept. 24.

• Bath: Bath Area YMCA, 303 Center St., Bath, Oct. 1.

Workshops run 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., except the Bath workshop which ends at 2:30 p.m. Bring a lunch. Preregistration is required. Registration is $35 adults, $20 high school mentor, but must be accompanied by an adult if under 18.

For more information, visit http://www.mainerobotics.org/workshops.html, email info@mainerobotics.org or call 866-4340.

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