After arriving and settling into our awesome lodge – an upgrade from Leadership Lab – at Kiptopeke State Park, we were introduced to our projects that our cohort will be working on for the week. Our cohort split into two groups; each group will design and build a helpful item for the Barrier Islands Center, here on the Eastern Shore.
My group will design and build a bench in memoriam of Art Schwarzschild, a UVA Professor of Engineering and friend of the Barrier Islands Center, and the others will make a lego table. We went to different parts of the lodge and started planning. We decided to make a basic, scale model of the bench out of popsicle sticks and hot glue. After planning and tweaking our prototype, we purchased supplies at the OBS hardware store, picking up 13 2×4 wood planks to make our bench that should hold 4 people.
Stay tuned for an update on this project and look for posts about the other project for the Barrier Islands Center – the lego table.