JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - STEM Lego Robotics clubs will be in all high schools this year:
Rebecca Souza with the Juneau Economic Development Council was a guest on Capital Chat Monday:
"We have robotics programs for elementary, middle, and high school. This is the first year we're going to have programs available to kids in all of our high schools. We've got some great volunteer coaches who are going to start a team up at JDHS which will be available to students at Yaakoosge Daakahidi High School, and the Thunder Mountain club had 42 students show up. They're going to field five teams again this year, and things are just rolling over there. They had their kickoff this past Saturday, and just the enthusiasm coming out of that school is exciting."
She talked about this years theme:
"This year's theme is just awesome for Southeast. It's called Animal Allies. You'll get a kick when you see the Lego creatures. There's a lot of talk of manure and important things that are going to get the interest of any elementary or middle school student."
In addition to student participants, coaches and mentors, they are looking for community expert volunteers that can talk about the relationships between animals and people in Southeast Alaska.
Clubs meet after school. Ask your schools for more information or visit the Juneau Economic Development Council.
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