Youth Programs

Red designBoy with LEGO®.

All About Learning®/Building Blocks

    Location: UW-La Crosse
    330 Morris Hall, La Crosse, Wis.

August 4-7, 2014 (Registration Deadline: July 21)

  • Gears & Gadgets™ | Grades 1-3 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. FULL
  • Pullback Car FRENZY! | Grades 4-8 | 1-4 p.m. FULL

Course Information:

lego carCost: $135, per course
NOTE: Children work in pairs, each child will go home with a small kit.
Classes are FULL, email to be placed on a waiting list.


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WIN a Racer Maintenance truck worth over $50.00!

UW-L had a winner in 2013!


In the NEWS: Students learn engineering skills a brick at a time
~ La Crosse Tribune 7/17/2013


Gears & Gadgets™ | Grades 1-3
Exploration of simple machines at an entry level are applied and discussed in depth.  Provides great hands-on learning and building experiences. Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits and curriculum. Concepts learned:

  • Basic engineering principles
  • Simple and compound machines
  • Gearing
  • Forces in motion
  • Integrated problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Challenge students to incorporate the traits of an Engineer in a classroom setting

Registration is limited to 16 students.

Pullback Car FRENZY! | Grades 4-8
Students become Mini-Engineers, challenged to design new vehicles utilizing pieces from supplied cars. Over the course of the class students participate in experiments designed to demonstrate science and engineering concepts and laws such as gravity, potential energy and kinetic energy. Children in LEGO class.Concepts Learned:

  • Basic engineering principals
  • Friction, forces, motion and aerodynamics
  • Integrated problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Challenge students to incorporate the traits of an Engineer in a classroom setting

Registration is limited to 22 students.

Picture of scholarship burst.Scholarships:
Scholarships are available for financially disadvantaged students. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2014 Scholarship Application will be accepted until scholarship funds have been depleted. A minimum payment will be due at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be given minus $25 cancellation fee, if requests are submitted in writing to UW-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension, 1725 State Street, 205 Morris Hall, La Crosse, WI 54601, and received no later than July 7, 2014. No refunds will be made in the case of non-attendance or cancellations after July 7. Substitutions will be accepted.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse our programs.

To register or for questions: Karen DeSchepper, 608.785.6508 or