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Quarter 3 Exhibition of Learning

Thanks to all of you for your flexibility regarding the rescheduled Exhibition of Learning before spring break! The blizzard was inconveniently timed, to be sure. For those of you who were able to rearrange your schedules, you got to see powerful evidence of learning from students in all of the venture projects.

Venture Highlight: Reducing Flood Risk in our Community

The Flood Squad is tasked with developing a proposal to decrease flood risk in their community. They have learned a lot about flooding—from experimenting on the permeability of soil with a soil infiltrometer, to conducting a neighborhood flood inventory of the Spring Creek neighborhood.

Venture Highlight: Whimsical Inventions

Abi T. and Brenden D. are working as teaching assistants and simultaneously on an independent design project this quarter as part of the Whimsical Inventions Venture Project. They have a limited budget to work with, and they’ve been sketching, planning, and prototyping already.