Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2010 Great Lake Erie Boat Float

The Great Lake Erie Boat Float is a unique event meant to promote awareness of the impact of plastic on our environment. The Future Scientists competed in this event, making a boat out of recyclable materials that the students collected combined with junk from the Museum.

Here's the team proudly standing in front of our boat: the S.S. F.S.

Other competing boats are pictured below. People got really creative with their junk!

Before sailing, the Future Scientists make some last minute tweaks to the boat. The PVC frame was created from a discarded cart. The plastic seats are human forms from old Health exhibits. The pontoons were filled with plastic bottles, wrapped up with discarded banners. The base of the boat was made with plastic bottles covered with printed foam board used for past exhibits.


Here's the field of competition. 

Future Scientists come back first!

Raising the boat's dual mast heads in victory.

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