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NorCal FLL Explore Festival – Mar 26 – UC Davis – FULL

Date(s) - 03/26/2023
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location UC Davis ARC
La Rue Avenue at Orchard Road Davis

Held at the same place and overlapping the Sacramento FIRST Robotics Competition Regional event at UC Davis

VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS/FAMILY – please use the standard ARC Pavilion entrance  (left of the Peet’s Coffee)

TEAMS!   The Pavilion Staff will be opening the upper entrance for a short while in the morning  (accessible via a ramp) for us – so no stairs needed to get to the Team Check-in / Pit Area.    Click on picture

ARC Pavilion ramp entrance as seen from Google Earth

UPDATED 3/22: ARC Pavilion Map – we will be on the top floor (above sections 220/221).

  • Timing of this Festival is now “finalized” – though schedule can vary due to the overlap with the FRC event.
    Volunteers show up :  9am
    Teams show up:  9:40am
    Ready with Pit Displays:  10am
    Awards:   12:15pm
    Festival expected to complete 1:30pm
  • Please wear Closed Toe & Closed Heel Shoes
  • Bring Safety Glasses if you can for each person coming in order to have the opportunity to visit with the FIRST Robotics Competition teams in their Team Pit area.
  • Parking is in a paid lot  – two options

UPDATED 3/22: 

1.   Pre-Purchase (discounted)

          • Attendees can buy permits online with Visa or MasterCard at UC Davis Transportation Services https://ucdavis.aimsparking.com/aimsparking.com
          • Click on SPECIAL EVENT PARKING and click to agree to terms of service
          • Select FIRST Robotics Competition event for the first date you want to purchase.
          • Follow steps to choose the permit and add a vehicle
          • In the cart screen, The permits will be available for pre-purchase through 3/26 at $12.50 per day.
          • For those attending multiple days, please purchase for each day in a separate order

2.   Same Day Purchase

          • Attendees will need to do so via App or Kiosk    https://taps.ucdavis.edu/visitor
          • $15 per day and advise using the application (Park Mobile)
  • No outside foods/beverages will be allowed in the venue – the event center security will check all bags and containers.  There will be concessions available to purchase.
Event is full – team registration is closed
Event Detailed Schedule

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  • 14+ Volunteer slots are available
  • A person can do more than 1 role (if times are mostly non-overlapping).
  • All training/instruction given on day of event – so no pre-reading or studying needed ahead of time!
  • All volunteers need to be 14 years old / HS or older
  • Team affiliated volunteers can fill any role (ie there are no restrictions as there are in the Northern California FIRST LEGO League Challenge or Northern California FIRST Tech Challenge programs)

6 volunteers – Reviewer :    9:00am-1:30pm
1 volunteer – Lead Reviewer : 8:30am-1:30pm
2 volunteers – Team Activities:  9:30am-12:30pm
1 volunteers – Team Checkin: 9:00am-10:00am
1 volunteers – Volunteer Checkin: 8:30am-10:30am
2 volunteers – Team Queuer:   9:30am-12:30pm
1 volunteer – Photographer :   8:30am-1:30pm

If a particular role does not show up in the FIRST volunteer system, it is most likely that the position is fully staffed and no additional volunteers are needed for that specific role.  If you have any questions about this,  feel free to email Playing At Learning – the local NorCal FIRST partner at volunteer@playingatlearning.org


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