About the Program

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Think and Design is Lawton Chiles's Nature & Technology Program of Exploration

Key Concepts

  • Curiosity

  • Sustainability

  • Social Responsibility

  • Environmental Stewardship

Program Objectives

Raised BedsInvestigate - Students will explore and understand the need for sustainability and social responsibility.

Explore - Students will learn and apply the concepts surrounding growing organically in raised bed and hydroponic gardens and the associated technology.

Solve - Students will investigate a real-world problem related to food, nutrition, weather and water quality, or related technology and will develop a solution

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased Student Choice - Increased number of electives for student to select.

  • Real-world Problem Solving - Students will investigate and problem solve issues posed by business partners.

  • Linkage to HS Programs - Increased linkage to HS feeder programs: Culinary (HHS & OHS), Model & Simulation (HHS), and Biotechnology (OHS).

Potential Career Field Exploration

  • Meteorology

  • AgriScience

  • AgriTechture

  • Water Quality

  • Drone Technology

  • Artifictial Intelligence

Panther City

In Design, students created Panther City. They designed, built and tested various structures that make up a city - including stores, fire station, hospital, school, restaurants, parks, and more. They took their first hand experience of living through 2 hurricanes to design structures that could withstand the wind and rain associated with them. We then had judges come in to visit from the City of Oviedo and Seminole County governments. Additionally, members of our School Board and SCPS Executive Cabinet visited to view the city and talk with students. Students demonstrated their understanding of the design process, Florida Building Codes, budgeting and more. News coverage of this project can be seen below:

Panther City

News Channel 13 Panther City Story

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