Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Week 8 - Hardcore Exhibit Building

As the deadline for our exhibit approaches, the teens are working up a storm getting all of our ducks in a row. With all of our design plans finalized, we are working on building and information gathering.

Today, before we got our hands dirty, intern Lindsay prepped the teens for our visit with Landscape Architect Sara Madden on Thursday. The teens were broken up into three groups and each given a scenario that a Landscape Architect would encounter. One group was in charge of designing the landscape for a private home and made sure to include a giraffe and an octopus in their design!

Private home design by Ian, Justice, Oddyssey and Tonesha. Notice the giraffe and octopus pool.
After that activity GIS Manager, James Whitacre, gave the teens the low-down with digital cartography and how we can use it to enhance our exhibit. He stayed to work with the group focusing on map displays.

James Whitacre talking to the teens.
Finally, we spent the rest of the day working on building the exhibit including painting the house, making informative flip panels, and creating the flower garden.

Powerhouse L adding some color to the playhouse.
Makin' some flowers!

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