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What’s the Project?
In addition to building Lego robots that have to complete tasks in a set time and earn points, Lego League also involves a research project and presentation. This year the research is focused on how to improve a building or public space in the community.
One of the teams, the Giant Blue Picnic Tables, has focused on how to bring more people to Marthaler Park, especially with planned changes coming to the park in the next few years. Their ideas include, yes, a giant blue picnic table to serve as art an attraction, much like the green chair in High Bridge Park. They also want to create a scavenger hunt to help people discover the hidden corners of Marthaler Park.
That’s where you come in. They’re looking for input on how Marthaler Park is currently used so they can create their scavenger hunt. You can take the quick, three-question survey to help this local team out.
The Giant Blue Picnic Tables have already been successful. At the regional competition in December they had the highest robot performance score in their division (second highest in the tournament), won a robot design award, and are advancing to sectionals, which will be held on Jan. 12. Nice work!
Congrats to the Giant Blue Picnic Tables—Carly, Kieran, Lucy, Quinn, Savannah, Zoe, and their coaches—for advancing to sectionals and coming up with great ideas to make West St. Paul better.
You have until Jan. 19 to take the survey. Thanks!