Green Sparks Competition wraps up at the Green Schools Summit

Following the Prototype testing day at East Lake Park, the teams competing in the Green Sparks Design Competition had approximately 4 weeks to revise and finalize their designs. Each middle school team came prepared to share their designs with the judges as a part of the Green School Summit. The judges listened to each team as they pitched their designs for the outdoor classroom at East Lake Park. After the judging, family and friends were able to explore the expo and check out each of the amazing prototypes. During the expo, the judges gathered to deliberate and determine the overall winner. Additional awards included the Best Sustainable Design Award, the Bright Spark Design Thinking/Creativity Award, and the Water Quality Education Award.

Each team contributed valuable ideas for creating an outdoor classroom that focuses on water quality education. Jennifer Norton, Water Quality Specialist, with the City of Chattanooga, will be sharing each teams’ prototypes with those responsible for updating East Lake Park.Congratulations to each team on a job well done!