Jeff Hartwick & Will Vennes

Clearwater’s Fabrication Lab at Saint Paul’s School

2017, 2018, 2019

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About the host:

Jeff Hartwick is a director of Middle School and Summit Program, Will Vennes is an associate director of Innovation and Exploration at Saint Paul's - Clearwater's Independent School. Together they are hosting the third Global Children’s Designate in Clearwater, FL.

About the event:

This will be the third edition of the Global Children’s Designathon at Clearwater’s Fabrication Lab at Saint Paul’s School. The past editions were very successful with 53 students from diverse backgrounds creating some excellent designs.

Solar Livestock Water Collector

This design focuses on using less energy to provide clean water for the massive number of animals used to feed humans. Rain is collected in the upper drum, flows down a pipe to a charcoal-sand solar-powered filtration unit, and ends in the distribution tank where cows and pigs can drink clean water whenever they want!

Food Waste Recycling & Sorter Machine

This design focused on combining recycling, composting, and energy production into one unit! The Recycling and Sorter collects trash, food waste, and any kind of recycling - to be sorted internally while generating energy.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Floating Island

This design focuses on using the massive amount of plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as the basis for a livestock-island to alleviate issues of space and waste in meat production. A forest is planted so that the roots hold together the plastic and the livestock can be allowed to roam freely with other animals.

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