Intended as a month-long project, this Foundation Grant program conceived by Green Bay teacher Mirela Vesa, is in month number five because of high student interest and participation.
The project’s purpose is for students to learn the basics of architecture using hands-on experiences to enhance their overall development. It provides structures needed to promote focused attention, auditory processing, and task-oriented behaviors.
The creative, experimental, and innovative elements of the project include using a progression of building techniques to help students understand specific civil engineering concepts and to create an in-class architecture studio equipped with the newest products for preschool-age children to foster their inquiry and exploration of civil engineering. The program has also brought specialists in the field of architecture to support a wide range of interests and abilities and to inspire future architects and engineers.