Check Out What’s Happening at the Environmental Science Workshop



Builder, inventor, thinker, creator, maker: Adrian a.k.a. Tigre, 11 years old, resident daredevil and grease monkey, long time participant at the workshop.

Tools Used: Grinder with a cutoff wheel, welder, various hand tools.

Materials: 20″ bike donated by the Police Department, bed rails found at the Waste & Recycling Drop-off Center, bolts donated by ACE years ago, 2 wheels from Harbor Fright ($4.99×2).

Challenges: First time welding, so much safety equipment to make sure you don’t burn yourself (successful because of proper safety equipment).

Process: Used grinder with cut-off wheel to chop down the bike, cut bold head, sand and spray paint bike, weld bolts and bed rails to create rear axle, weld rear axle to bike frame.

Notes: Project is about 80% done, will update when complete. Looking for 10″ PVC to place over wheels for the drift action.

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Builder, inventor, thinker, creator, maker: Brenda, Lupita and friend.

Tools Used: Hand drill, scroll saw, rulers, tape measure, framing square, bench top sander.

Materials: 2 x 4 scrap from remodel, scrap wood board from local furniture factory.

Challenges: Learning how to open and close the chuck on a hand drill, figuring how to make the table stable, solution was to add cross support to prevent wobbling.

Process: Use scroll saw to cut 2 x 4 legs and frame, assemble 2 x 4 frame and attached legs using 12V hand drill, cut boards for table top with scroll saw, square cuts with bench top disk sander, and final screw down boards to frame.

Notes: After adding the cross supports and putting in a few more screws the table was so strong that it could support the weight of all three builders, project almost done, still needs final touches including sanding and painting.

Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

Marinovich Community Center (768-3256) –  The workshop is housed in the Marinonvich Community Center located at 120 Second Street. It is open 18 hours weekly during the school year, and 25 hours weekly during school vacations.
3:30-6:30 p.m.
2:00-6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Davis Road Site: Students in the Freedom area can visit the Science Workshop every Friday at the previous City’s Neighborhood Services located at 37 Davis Avenue.

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

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