My Eagle Scout Project was to construct a sign for Ponds at Tyson Lagoon. Tule Ponds and Tyson Lagoon are an integral part of Fremontís storm water system. The significance of the pond is that it prevents Fremont from flooding. Because of this, it is to the interest and the benefit of the community to inform young children about the ecosystem at Tule Ponds. Creating a sign and placing it at Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon will be beneficial because it will inform people about Tule Ponds and its importance. In addition, this sign will be built so that young elementary school students can easily see all of the information on the sign. Such a sign will be a helpful tool for Math/Science Nucleus, the group that operates Tyson Lagoon, because they can use the sign as a teaching aid.
The first step
in this project was to visit the site and to dig the holes for the
signís posts. Then, the posts needed to be installed into the
holes. Overall, it was a rather strenuous job, but the hard part
was yet to come.
the holes, the actual sign needed to be built. We constructed the
roof triangle supports and attached the roof boards to them after
the triangles were completed. A few coats of paint later, we were
ready to work on the actual sign board. We constructed pamphlet
boxes and letters for the sign. Then, all that was left before the
final project day was putting the glass case onto the board. The
final project day was on site at Tule Ponds and consisted of putting
the roof onto the posts and attaching the board to the posts.