About CVTM Robotics

CVTM Robotics is a volunteer based program offered at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum. The program began in 2012 with two FIRST Lego League teams and has since grown to include three levels of FIRST Robotics programs. The program is now located in our new robotics center located at 13 New York Road in Plattsburgh.

Offering three levels of FIRST programs open to youth in Clinton County.

     FTC – FIRST Tech Challenge for High School age students, 2 teams, 10 to 12 participants
     FLL – FIRST Lego League for ages 9 to 14, 3 teams, 21 participants
     FLL, Jr.  – FIRST Lego League Junior for ages 6 to 9, 1 team, 6 participants

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an international STEM program in which participants master skills and concepts to aid in learning science and technology through innovative projects and robotics competitions. More information about FIRST may be found at www.firstinspires.org.

Program offered on Saturdays

     FTC – Year Round, Build Season September – December, Competition Season December - April
     FLL – September - December
     FLL, Jr. – September - November

The participants are the decision makers in these programs. They must decide what needs to be accomplished and how best to get the tasks completed. The high school group must also develop a strategic plan or business plan, conduct community outreach, fundraising and mentoring as part of their program. The younger teams are expected to share their results with family and community members.

The program is based on the Core Values. The core values change slightly with each age group, but include items such as Gracious Professionalism, Coopertition, and respect. The program is designed to teach team building, build self confidence, provide real world application of science and math concepts, and provide opportunity for hands on problem solving.


Adirondack Coast 3D Print Sprint - April 1st & 2nd
Champlain Valley Robot Expo & Mini Maker Faire at Champlain Centre - April 8th
Museum Day Demonstrations and Activities - June
Summer Programs - July
Workshops - To be announced

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