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4-H robotics clubs meet in Elgin for annual showcase March 22

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  • Members of the "got robot?" 4-H club and FTC robotics team will be on hand to demonstrate their award-winning robot at the 2014 4-H Robotics Showcase for DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties on Saturday, March 22. The free event will be at Abbott Middle School in Elgin.

      Members of the "got robot?" 4-H club and FTC robotics team will be on hand to demonstrate their award-winning robot at the 2014 4-H Robotics Showcase for DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties on Saturday, March 22. The free event will be at Abbott Middle School in Elgin.
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Submitted by University of Illinois Extension

Interested in learning more about robotics? Come watch dozens of local 4-H robotics teams share their work at the second annual 4-H Robotics Showcase on Saturday afternoon, March 22, at Abbott Middle School, 949 Van St., Elgin.

The free event will feature more than 25 4-H robotics clubs and teams from DuPage, Kane & Kendall counties. The goal is to share their experiences, showcase their hard work and learn from each other.

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The afternoon also includes demonstrations of various levels of robotics, including Junior FLL, FLL, FTC and Lego WeDo's, and there will be a hands-on kids area.

"Come check out what 4-H Robotics is all about!" said Donna Nuger, University of Illinois Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development. "This is a fantastic opportunity not just for our 4-H youth, but also for community members of all ages to check out the world of robotics."

The event action will begin at noon and wrap up about 5 p.m. It is hosted by University of Illinois Extension in cooperation with "got robot?" and the Abbott RoboWarriors. Food will be available for sale at the event.

For information, call University of Illinois Extension at (630) 584-6166 or contact Donna Nuger, 4-H Youth Development Educator, via email at dnuger@illinois.edu.

4-H Youth Development programs include 4-H Clubs, Learning Enrichment, and other Youth Outreach activities. These positive youth development programs provide opportunities for youth to feel a sense of belonging, develop independence, practice generosity, and experience mastery.

For more information on the 4-H program in your county, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/.

University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.

To learn more about University of Illinois Extension in Kane County and all the programs they offer, visit their website at web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/.

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