FIRST LEGO League Explore

FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. In FIRST LEGO League, students engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge and developing habits of learning. FIRST LEGO League inspires youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

FIRST LEGO League Explore – Grades 2-4: (previously called FIRST LEGO League Junior)

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code and create unique solutions through a guided, global robotics program.  FIRST LEGO League Explore is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.  Guided by adult coaches and FIRST® Core Values, students build models made with LEGO® bricks and powered by LEGO Education WeDo 2.0.  They also create Show Me posters to present what they learned. 

It’s never too early to discover STEM!

Learn about FIRST LEGO League Explore and Register a Team
on the FIRST National Website

part of the 2020-2021 FIRST robotics season, FIRST GAME CHANGERS powered by Star Wars: Force for Change
Challenge Information on National Website

Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival

The culminating event for the FIRST LEGO League Explore experience is a Festival!  While it is not required for teams to participate, a Festival is a fun, non-competitive, way for teams to show off all the hard work they have done in the season, connect with other teams, be inspired, be challenged, and most of all be CELEBRATED!   Throughout the morning at the Louisiana State Festival, the teams present their project to reviewers, participate in activities with other teams, and receive an award at the closing High Five Award Ceremony.

At this time, we are still planning to have an in person Festival, but if needed, may have to be shifted to virtual.  This decision will be made as close to the event date as possible.  Due to safety concerns with COVID, attendees at the event will be limited to team members (2-6 per team) and the team coaches (2 per team).  We will not be able to accommodate any spectators at this year’s festival. 

The Louisiana State FIRST® LEGO® League Explore Festival for the Cargo Connect Season will be held on: 

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Hammond High School

Check-in will begin at 8:00am

Festival event 9:00am -12:45pm

Registration fee is $10 per team (unlike years past, please hold on to your fee and bring it with you the day of the event.  If we have to switch to a virtual festival, we will not collect the registration fee).

We will be serving pizza and drinks before the high-five ceremony.

Registration, will close on Friday, March 4, 2022

Teams must be nationally registered & fees paid with FIRST prior to registering for the Festival.

ALL students AND coaches MUST be listed on the team roster and have the consent form completed online.  A print out of the team roster showing all names and that all forms have been completed will be required at check in on the day of the festival.


There are two steps in the registration process:

  • Please use this REGISTRATION LINK to register your team.
    DO NOT use the link on your national team dashboard.  If you register on the national website, we will not see it!
  • Once your registration is acknowledged, Mail a check for the registration fee made out to: FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.      
    To:      FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.
                3421 Causeway Blvd., Ste 805
                Metairie, LA 70002

Your team is NOT registered for the Expo until the registration fee is received

We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your team all that has been learned about the world of transportation during the FIRST® LEGO® League Explore CARGO CONNECT season!


 For more information, please contact the
Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Explore Affiliate Partners:
 Jean Williams  &  Carol Cancienne