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Educational 'build-mobile' to host two workshops for children in Downers Grove Sunday

DOWNERS GROVE – SparkTruck, an "educational build-mobile," will stop in Downers Grove this Sunday to host two free hands-on workshops.

SparkTruck is a project started by Stanford University students who were curious about education and technology.

The SparkTruck is traveling around the country presenting workshops to kids.

To register your child, email membership@dgfrog.org. Organizers said Tuesday that few spots remained.

The SparkTruck crew will present two workshops: "Vibrobots" for children aged 8-12 and a Lego robotics session for children aged 12-15.

Participants can sign up to attend one of the workshops for free.

To see what the vibrobots workshop is like, view the youtube video clip at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RbXjwJLHiI

"Vibrobots" is 90 minutes long and start at 11 a.m.

The Lego robotics session is two hours long and begins at 1:30 p.m.

Both will take place in the North High School parking lot on Saratoga Avenue.

To register your child, email membership@frog.org. Organizers said Tuesday that few spots remained.

The event is hosted by the Downers Grove Friends of the Gifted, Village of Downers Grove and Downers Grove Community School District 99.

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