Going for Gold: Baker’s Pond Bridge

Emilybridge

gold award centennial logoEmily, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Medfield, built a bridge as a safer alternative for pedestrians crossing the runoff from Baker’s Pond, a popular area in her town.

While creating the bridge, Emily wanted to address the lack of encouragement for young women in STEM fields. She held classes at her town library for students, explaining the architecture behind bridges, in addition to other topics relating to science and engineering.

The bridge will be sustained by Medfield Parks and Recreation, and the town library was provided with Emily’s lesson plans to continue her STEM classes.

We are impressed with Emily’s safe addition to Baker’s Pond and the STEM discussions her classes inspired!

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