First Lego League Team 2015-2016
This year the First Lego League Challenge was Trask Trek. We were challenged to identify a problem with the way we make or handle trash, design an innovative solution to the problem and share the problem and solution with others.
So we created our project to reuse Styrofoam. Styrofoam takes up a lot of room in landfills, doesn’t break down and it is hard find places that recycle it. We contacted different businesses and found out that they don’t have Styrofoam recycling like you see for paper, glass or plastic so we wanted to do something with it.
We came up with the idea to make a bedroll using the Styrofoam that we would collect by donations. Anyone can make the bedroll and use it at home, daycare or even camping. But we wanted to make ours and donate it to a local shelter, so we aren’t just helping the environment but helping our community also. We spoke to some shelters and they said this would be helpful to them.
We hope other community groups and clubs will continue to make our project and donate the finished bedroll to their local shelters.