The H2OP team is partly sponsored by the JENSEN HUGHES’ Ottawa Office, and mentored by Grant Cherkas, Ottawa Director. The FLL encourages children interested in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields to practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, FLL teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. and are challenges to develop a solution.
This year’s theme was “HYDRO DYNAMIC”. The project challenge was to improve the way people find, transport, use or dispose of water. Port Elgin’s H2OP’s project was a water wagon with a sawyer filter that can be used to collect, filter and transport water to be used in those parts of the world challenged for clean drinking water, and usually requires children to wake up early in the morning to travel long distances to fetch water that is usually not safe to drink. The team is looking forward to partnering with charity organizations to promote their research project which is a simple design mostly made of re-used materials.
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