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Raptor Robotics Awarded LEGO® Education Showcase Grant

posted Apr 7, 2012, 11:24 AM by Miriam Peterson   [ updated Apr 7, 2012, 11:38 AM ]
Families, youth and community invited to build Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Legos

at first-ever LEGO Education Showcase Event!


Families in the 4 corners area will be building "Cinco de Mayo fiesta, OLÉGO style" on May 5, 2012 using LEGO creativity! Starting at1pm, Raptor Robotics will be hosting a LEGO Education Showcase Event at the San Juan County Fairgrounds


The Showcase Event is a customizable building activity that sparks creativity in participants by allowing them to use their imaginations to create LEGO models around a theme. The theme for this event is "Cinco de Mayo fiesta, OLÉGO style!" The "Cinco de Mayo Fiesta"  theme was selected to help families facilitate a sense of unity with others by recognizing the importance of all cultures and histories.


“By hosting a LEGO Education Showcase Event we are offering community members the opportunity to work together to explore and build.  This will foster the type of unity we hope to facilitate,” said event lead, Miriam Peterson. “We will also be celebrating the addition of new LEGO Education Space and Airport Sets to the Raptor Robotics curricula which will be used to enhance and expand the study of science, technology, engineering, and math for young learners.”  

The LEGO Education Showcase Grant was made available through Education Blueprints Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing learning resources and programs that deliver education solutions to individuals, teachers, and students. Only 100 LEGO Education Showcase Grants were available nation-wide.