Designing and Building Benches at Station
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon
My Project was building four benches to go at Station
1. My dad and I drew up the plans for the benches. It took about a
month from start to finish to complete the project. The benches allow
kids on field trips to sit and eat lunch while being able to see the
ponds and wildlife better.
The project started
off with a design. My dad and I drew up the plans on our own for the
benches. Our plans are now the “unofficial” plans for benches at Tule
Ponds. Next I had a prototype work day, where we built one bench to
us an idea on what exactly was
needed for each bench and how long it would take to build each bench.
After that, we built the rest of the benches. We then had to dig the
holes for the benches and mix the concrete. That was probably the
hardest part and I am glad I had so many people there to help me.
Finally, I had to cut the support posts
the benches a little and bolt them in and paint them. That finished it
up and I like how the benches turned out.
I would like to
thank the following people who helped me: Dr. Joyce Blueford, Jarrett
Mullen, Kevin Barton, John Barton, Gordon Mak, Jeff Doruff, Geoffrey
Lam, Zackery Lam, Sean Sullinger, Andrew Agcoaili, Alex Agcoaili, Scott
Seymour, John Prion, Greg O’Neil, Joseph Nelson, Bob Reynolds, Evan
Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Hillar, Jacob Hillar, Larry Seymour,
Jerald Westendorf, and Harald Westendorf.