Posted by: Yin Chang | December 15, 2016

Love LEGO? Find out and register for Jr. FIRST LEGO League

first-flljr-creature-craze-poster-a4-printWHAT:   Information and registration help for Jr. FIRST LEGO League hosted by Glen Ridge First, a 100% volunteer non-profit focused on supporting and generating interest in STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) for kids of all ages in Glen Ridge and its surrounding areas.

WHEN:   Saturday, December 17, 2016

TIME:     11 a.m. – 1:30 PM

WHERE:  Glen Ridge Library, 240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ


DETAILS: Come to ask more detailed questions, get help to sign up and bring your kids to meet other interested kids at 12 noon for LEGO Day at the library. If your a parent with a child looking for other children to team up with, please come at 12/12:30 to see if you can make a connection. Glen Ridge First members will be there to:

1- Answer any questions you may have

2- Help you register for the Jr. FIRST LEGO League festival AND with US First

We will have ONE session for coaches in January to discuss training and have a gear workshop.

DO NOT WAIT TO REGISTER! Equipment needs to be ordered and you should have it if you’d like to participate in the coaches training in January.

Additional questions, please direct to or

Additional information below: 

To Register Your Team for the April 1 STEMFestival/Jr. FIRST LEGO League EXPO click here.


EXPLORE: Teams will choose an animal that lives within the same habitat as a honey bee. Learn about the animal and its habitat.

CREATE IT: Using LEGO® parts, build a model that shows your animal  and the honey bee living in the same habitat. The model must have one automated moving part.

SHARE IT: Build a SHOW ME poster to present what you’ve learned. Can’t write? Photos, drawing, schematics and other representations are always welcomed.

APRIL 1, 2017: Come to the 4th Annual Glen Ridge First STEMFestival and participate in the Jr. FIRST LEGO LEAGUE EXPO, where teams will display their work, participate in a review process and be honored for all their hard work at the event. YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR TEAM!!! Click here.

Glen Ridge FIRST is a 100% volunteer-based non-profit focused on promoting, supporting and generating interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in kids of all ages.


Posted by: Yin Chang | February 25, 2016

4th Annual STEMFestival & Jr. FIRST LEGO League EXPO

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 1, 2017

WHERE: Women’s Club of Glen Ridge

INFO: Coming soon . . . .

Get on our email list:

Posted by: Yin Chang | April 14, 2015

STEMFestival 2015 Pre-order tickets

When:   Saturday, April 18, 2015            Time:    10 AM – 3 PM

Where: The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge/ 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ

Details:  Come see working robots, Math Museum exhibits, Maker Village, Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League showcase and much more. Interactive demos and hands-on activities.

Click here to pre-order tickets and save.

STEMfestival 2015

Posted by: Yin Chang | April 4, 2014

STEMfestival 2014 this SATURDAY! 10 AM – 3 PM

Online pre-paid tickets have closed! Purchase tickets at the door.


STEMfestival 2014 Flyer Promo

Posted by: Yin Chang | April 2, 2014

Are you seeing spots?

Are you seeing spots? We are! The North Jersey Astronomical Group is coming to our little STEMfestival with a small telescope to see sun spots. Ooooooo….HOT!

Pre-order your tickets today and save:

Posted by: Yin Chang | March 28, 2014

STEMFestival on Saturday, April 5

Pre-order tickets online and save! Click here to pre-order. Only children need tickets (adults are free when

STEMfestival 2014 Flyer Promo accompanying children – that’s a twist).

Science  Technology  Engineering   Maker

WHEN:   Saturday, April 5, 2014

TIME:   10 AM – 3 PM

WHERE: The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge (219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028)






Dinosaurs Rock

Hack’n Craft NJ

Liberty Science Center

Math Museum

Robot Revolution

and many more.

Posted by: Yin Chang | January 17, 2014

GRF Jr.FLL Expo/STEM Festival

Save the date: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: Women’s Club of Glen RIdge (219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028)

What: Jr.FLL Expo & STEM Festival

Time: 10-3 


  • STEM exhibits
  • Maker exhibits and demonstrations
  • Other details coming soon

Event registration fee for Jr.FLL teams (non-Glen Ridge First members): $30 per team

Cost to attend event: TBD 

Posted by: Yin Chang | October 15, 2013

Why STEM Matters

Why STEM Matters
Source: Why STEM Matters

Posted by: Yin Chang | October 9, 2013

Odyssey of the Mind Information

The information below was presented by the lovely NJ regional Odyssey of the Mind gals that came to present to Glen Ridgers earlier this year. Click on each of the links for more information.

2013 Info Session Presentation

OotM Fact Sheet

OotM Coaching Tips

Posted by: Yin Chang | September 25, 2013

FIRST LEGO League competition (Ages 10-14) registration closed

US FIRST has closed registration. However, all is not lost. If you are seeking to pull together a FIRST LEGO League team, start by going to the qualifying events this year. Get your kids excited about what they are seeing and will be doing. It’s also good to know what they are in for. This really is a self-driven activity for a group of children. 

Yes….we’ll post some local qualifying events where you can see FIRST LEGO League teams duke it out.

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