Mitzi approached the Unstoppable Schools Project by first reflecting on what she was most curious about – sea turtles. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is the South Carolina state reptile and has been classified as threatened since 1978. Her team then researched the Endangered Species Act to investigate why the Loggerhead remains on the list. To express what she found and raise awareness about the problem, Mitzi and her team developed a 3D model of the sea turtle in collaboration with the R. B. Stall High School Media Center 3D Printing Specialist. Afterward, they decorated the 3D model with items that are most at risk of harming turtles, such as plastic bags, aluminum bottle tops and soda six-pack rings. They exhibited their work to Zack and the Exposure Labs team during a virtual presentation.
R. B. Stall High School
Mitzi Herrera, Karelin Herrera – Gomez, Alonzo Warthen – Jenkins, and Ar’Tavius Nance