The University of Idaho Extension 4-H System is partnering with FIRST to conduct the FIRST LEGO League Program throughout Idaho. This year’s FLL “Nature's Furyism” Challenge calls for teams of 9 to 14 year-old children to research and present their own creative solutions to natural disasters.
Teams build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO ® Mindstorms® NXT to solve a set of natural disaster missions, such as positioning an evacuation sign, clearing an airplane’s runway of debris, and delivering supplies.
The 160 teams then attend a tournament to celebrate, share, and compete with other teams in nine qualifying tournaments located throughout Idaho. Some of the teams from the qualifying tournaments will advance to the north Idaho State FLL Championship Tournament on January 11th at the University of Idaho in Moscow or the south Idaho State FLL Championship Tournament on January 25th in Twin Falls.