TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Explaining school safety measures in light of the coronavirus pandemic to young children can be difficult. Prior to students returning to in-person classes, the Sarasota County Board of Education expressed concerns about a lack of resources targeted to the youngest students.
The board turned to Sarasota’s Suncoast Science Center’s Faulhaber Fab Lab, a resource for children and adults who want to learn more about science and technology, for assistance. The Suncoast Science Center Student Community Innovation Program provides high school and college students an opportunity to give back to their community by helping to solve a problem facing it.
“The Fab Lab was looking for opportunities to help the community and provide innovative responses to COVID,” said Mimi Faulhaber, a team leader for Fab Lab projects.
A group of teen volunteers took on the challenge of delivering a product, in short order, that the school system