Faculty Advisor

Stoddard, Elisabeth Anne

Abstract

Research shows exposure to nature is critical for child development. Turn Back Time, Inc., (TBT) provides farm and nature-based programs for children, including those with exceptional needs, to learn and develop through play in nature. The farm’s gardens provide the context, materials, tools, and opportunities needed to run TBT’s programs. A drought in 2016 dried up the farm’s water source, killing the gardens. The purpose of this project was to engineer a resilient watering system to reduce the gardens’ vulnerability to drought while ensuring TBT’s programs, and their associated benefits, can continue.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies

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