FIRST Lego 

League Discover

Overview

Grades: PreK - K

Location: Mansfield Public Library

Meeting Times: Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00

Start Date: January 18th

End Date: April 4th

Cost: Free for all Students

FIRST Lego League Discover is a playful introductory STEM program that ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning with hands-on activities using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

2023-2024 Program

Registration for our 2023-2024 programs is full.  You can join our email list below to get notified when registration opens for next year and to hear about other youth STEM programs we offer.

Question and Answer

For any questions not answered below, please contact ymacary@tcrobotics.org.

Is there any costs associated with the program?

No, our FLL Discover program is free to participate in.  If you'd like to make a donation, please visit our donate page to support the efforts of the Tolland County Robotics Foundation.

Are parents required to stay for the duration of the program?

Yes, parents are required to stay for the full hour.  Parent involvement helps students get more out of the program.

How long is the program?

The program lasts 10-12 weeks, with 1 hour meetings each week.

How do you communicate with parents?

We utilize Remind, a communication platform that allows us to send out messages to all students in our programs, and parents to individually contact program leaders.  Information on how to join can be found when you sign up.

Do students need to be from Mansfield to participate in the program?

No, there is no residency requirement for any of our programs.

Do I have to attend every single session?

The materials we cover in the sessions will be cumulative.  Students who sign up are expected to be present for all sessions.  We understand that due to illness, unforseen conflicts, and other commitments that isn't possible, but we hope everyone who signs up makes an effort to attend every week.

Will students work in a team?

Our program will consist of 3 smaller teams, each consisting of 4-5 kids each.

Who will be running the program?

The program is run through a collaboration between the Mansfield Public Library and the Tolland County Robotics Foundation.  Foundation mentors and the children's librarian collaborate to run the program.  All foundation mentors go through 2 rounds of background checks before beginning the program.

Is there a competition at the end of the season?

At the end of the season we'll have an in-house celebration where the kids will have fun activities to complete to celebrate the end of the season.

What is the next program after FIRST Lego League Discover?

After students become too old for FIRST Lego League Discover, they can participate in FIRST Lego League Explore.  Please visit that page of our site for more information.