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Improving water use through play: Families invited to Aqua Adventure LEGO expo, Jan. 27 at Cornell

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Lindsey Hadlock


Twelfth Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo


Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 2018


Duffield Hall Atrium, Cornell's Ithaca campus


The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or

ITHACA, N.Y. – Come play and learn with the Water Ninja Prowlers, Fishstick Bricks, and Smelly Plumbers at the Twelfth Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo – hosted by the Cornell University NanoScale Facility – on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Duffield Hall Atrium on the Cornell campus.

The three teams are among the 27 that will be presenting at the expo, where kids ranging from ages six to nine will showcase LEGO models that demonstrate a system to improve how water is used as a community resource. The expo theme, Aqua Adventure, is designed to make attendees think critically about water use in daily life, where it comes from and where it goes.

The teams include students from Cayuga Heights Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Fall Creek Elementary, Dryden Central Schools, Enfield Elementary and Caroline Elementary, as well as from Trumansburg, N.Y., Lafayette, N.Y., and Wolcott, N.Y.

The Ithaca Sciencenter will be present and attendees will see robotics demonstrations from two local FIRST LEGO League teams: LEGO Da Vinci and The Water Cyclists.

Free parking will be available in the Cornell Parking Garage located at 167 Hoy Road near Duffield Hall. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase from the FIRST LEGO League teams.

The expo is supported by the Cornell NanoScale Facility and the Society of Women Engineers.

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