Back in December, when Nightingale TRASHformers began talking with others in the school community, they found that the majority of people they spoke with would like a Nighthawk on campus. Many versions were then considered and revisions made before a final draft was voted on by the team. Next, Ruckus Roots collaborator Robin Banks, along with some local high schoolers, were called in to build a framing structure for the Nighthawk. To learn more about how they made this happen, check out http://www.ruckusroots.org/the-nighthawk-skeleton-unveiled/ . Big thanks to Robin and all of the interns from Academia Advance in Highland Park for constructing and delivering this!
The TRASHformers are now giving the bird a base coat of red and making feathers from soda cans and chip bags. They are also experimenting with possible materials for constructing the bird’s wings, feet, and head. Stay tuned for updates in the next few weeks!
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