First Lego League – New Team Members Wanted!

First Lego League – New Team Members Wanted!

If your child is interested in robotics and wants to become a member of a great team…we have a place for you!  Our own Spartanburg Science Center Robotic Raptors has places on their team for the 2017 Competition Year!  Our 2016 team won first place in robot design at this year’s qualifier!

This is for serious robotic kids that want to learn about robotics and enter a competition to showcase their design and research.  The team meets twice a week.  These team meetings are mandatory! This is for kids that Robotics is their “thing”!

If you think you might be interested, please send me an email and we will send you an application packet.  Spaces are limited.  This team is for serious kids between the ages of 11-13.  If you think this is something that your child is “wired” to do, please email mlevens@spartanarts.org for an application packet!If you know of someone that does not receive our emails, please forward this to them!  We are looking for a great team again this year!

Owl Prowl at the Cottonwood Trail

Owl Prowl at the Cottonwood Trail

Meet at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 18th to call for owls on the Cottonwood Trail at the Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve in Spartanburg, SC. Park at the Beechwood Drive entrance to the Cottonwood Trail. Dr. Jon Storm from USC Upstate will lead the hike and talk about local owls. The event will last from 6:30 – 7:15 pm, weather permitting. Please remember to bring your own flashlights.  There is a suggested donation of $3 for adults and it is free for children and members of the Spartanburg Science Center and SPACE. 100% of the proceeds will go towards educational programs at the Spartanburg Science Center.

Third Saturday Event – Palmetto Trail

Third Saturday Event – Palmetto Trail

Join us for a guided nature hike on the USC Upstate passage of the Palmetto Trail. Meet at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 21st on the USC Upstate campus in Spartanburg. Park on the northeast corner of campus in the lot on North Campus Boulevard near the intersection with East Campus Boulevard. This parking lot (lot 18) is free for use by the public and it is just across North Campus Boulevard from the dormitories. Click here for a USC Upstate campus map.

The Education Director of the Spartanburg Science Center, Peter Lembcke, and Dr. Jon Storm from USC Upstate will lead the hike from 9:00-10:30 am, weather permitting. The hike has a suggested donation of $3 for adults and it is free for children and members of the Spartanburg Science Center. 100% of the proceeds will go towards educational programs at the Spartanburg Science Center.