Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
People Served

What is your wish for this project?

Zoodles is a community group of boys and girls who use STEM skills, physical work, and community to help animals in zoos. We think zoo animals would like more things to play with. We also want to recycle more and think of ways to create useful items from used materials. This project incorporates all of those goals.

How did it go?

It went great! We chose to make a bed for medium-sized animals out of PVC and recycled fire hose. It was a lot of fun for the kids to work with the new materials and to learn engineering and design concepts, as well as encouraging reuse of materials with the fire hose. They also learned how to use power tools and power tool safety, as well as chemistry and physics. For instance, the kids researched the weight and measurements of jaguars and goats, and then design a bed that would suspend more