Oneida County 4-H LEGO Robotics “Explorers” Club

Oneida County 4-H is partnering with FIRST LEGO League to give youth, ages 7-10, the opportunity to EXPLORE the fundamentals of engineering. Participants will explore real-world problems, learn to design and code, and create unique solutions made with Legos! This year’s theme is “Submerged.” During each session, youth will collaborate and communicate to build, learn, and play together, and also share what they’ve learned with others. They are encouraged to work with their teammates, listen to each other, take turns, and share ideas and pieces. The partnership between 4-H and FIRST LEGO League offers a unique opportunity for young people to experiment and grow their confidence, critical thinking, communication, and design skills through hands-on learning.

Hey adults! Each team needs a volunteer team coach! Each team must have one caring adult who can serve as the team’s volunteer coach. Each team consists of 4 youth. Team coaches do not need to have any coding or robotics knowledge or experience! Team coaches receive a free background screening and training, and get to choose the day of the week when the team will meet. All training and materials are provided!!! PLUS – eligible child(ren) of a volunteer team coach get to participate in this program at no cost! It’s one of the perks of serving as a team volunteer coach! The 4-H Educator is available to help team volunteer coaches every step of the way.

Participants will be added to a team based on the availability of a team volunteer coach (for example, the child of a parent who is willing to serve as team coach will be added to the team first), followed by those who sign up first.



  • Sept. 20: Deadline to register.
  • Sept. 23-27: Team volunteer coaches will be screened and receive information.
  • Sept. 29-Oct. 4: Team volunteer coaches will receive training (specific time and date TBD based on coach availability).
  • Oct. 7 – Dec. 6: Teams will meet once a week (for a total of 9-10 sessions) afterschool (located -TBD).
  • END-OF-THE-SEASON CELEBRATION: 10 a.m.-Noon Saturday, Dec. 14: Oneida County 4-H LEGO Robotics Festival! To be held at the Northwoods Center at Nicolet Area Technical College. This is a time when Oneida County 4-H’s two 4-H LEGO Robotics “Explore” teams and 4-H’s “Challenge” team will come together to present their team models with family, friends, and community guests, share about what they learned, and celebrate a job well done!!! Awards will also be handed out to participants!



The child(ren) of a volunteer team coach can participate in this program at no cost! It’s one of the perks of serving as a team volunteer coach!

No refunds will be administered after Sept. 27.

Every year there is a new theme! This year’s theme is “Submerged” so participants will be completing challenges based on this theme.


 Questions? Need clarification? Contact Oneida County 4-H Staff:

Anne Williams, Oneida County UW-Extension 4-H Program Educator

Phone: 715-365-2750     Email:

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