Outreach Programs


Visit www.firstlikeagirl.com  #FIRSTLikeAGirl strives to improve the culture of STEM by sharing the experiences of the successful women and girls in FIRST. By showcasing the many incredible women of FIRST and their stories, girls can find role models whom they...

Spark Science Kits

Spark Science Kits is a global outreach initiative by Exploding Bacon designed to inspire the imagination of children around the world. Our goal is to spread kits to children around the world that will light a spark of passion for science and technology for each and...

FIRST Alliances

"FIRST is a team, not working against each other, but working together against the odds." Exploding Bacon is excited to announce FIRST Alliances: a directory of FIRST teams and their outreach programs. This website helps teams share what they do best in order to...

Exploding Science Resource Book

Exploding Bacon’s goal is to inspire children to explore science and technology. To better share STEM subjects with children beyond our local communities, Exploding Bacon compiled our 40 activities and experiments into our Exploding Science Resource Book. This book...

Contact Us

For information about outreach opportunities with
4-H Exploding Bacon Robotics Team 1902,
contact us at BaconOutreach@gmail.com

Enduring Relationships in Our Community

In addition to our core outreach programs, we have built strong relationships with the Orange County Library, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Maker Faire, NASA, and the Central Florida Fair over the years to build a strong presence of FIRST to people of all ages throughout our community.

Orange County Library

  • Melrose Center for Innovation & Technology
  • Grand Opening
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Anniversary Celebration
  • Robotics Day
  • Tech Talk


    • NASA Mining Competition 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2018
    • Dreamflight, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, & 2019

      Downtown Library

      • Lego Contest for past 5 years
      • FLL Jr Expo for past 3 years

        Orlando Maker Faire

        • Demoing robots, since 2013

        Central Florida Fair

        • Fair Booth, 2008-2018

          Orlando Science Center

          • Otronicon for past 11 years, since 2009
          • As well as for Make Fest, Women in Science, and more…

            Orlando’s Small Tech Business

            Demos with the following local technology groups

            • Ed-tech Meet-up
            • Orlando Lady Developers
            • Orlando Robotics and Makers Club
            • Seminole Tech Chamber
            • The Microsoft Store
            • Lucerne Studios
            • Orlando Tech Association

              Professional Conferences

              • 2019 SIM Foundation – VIP Networking Reception
              • 2018 Materials Handling Institute CEO Summit with Don Bossi a keynote speaker
              • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 I/IT-SEC Defense Conference
              • 2017 Defense Manufacturing Conference with Dean Kamen as keynote speaker
              • 2017 CXO with Don Bossi as keynote speaker
              • 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 A3 Business Forum conference
              • 2014 Emerson Exchange, Orlando Tech Conference
              • 2014, 2013 Elliott Masie’s Learning
              • 2014 SLAS – Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening