In a sprint term Engineering Class, Dartmouth Professor Vicki May, second from left in photo above, invited students to design and build a play structure for the Haven campus. Five groups of students presented their innovative ideas on April 17th to the Haven staff. After time to reflect and analyze, the students prepared a second presentation which focused on a train-themed play area for young toddlers and addressed specific aspects of the design. The students made their concepts a reality by building an engine (complete with levers and knobs), a train car with benches and windows, and a small ramp that children can ride their bikes across. Their hard work and focus on the needs of the Haven’s children resulted in an outstanding play structure that will be treasured for years to come!
The Haven Through 40 Years
The Haven will commemorate its four decades of service to the region by releasing 40 stories of people, events, ideas, and services fundamental to our mission. We will be releasing these stories weekly, so check back often.