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Mid City Students Hone Survival Skills in Exploratory Learning Project

Mid City students in tarp tent

Mid City students, Kaleb Payne, Tyler Roberson, and Brianne Sinclair, constructed a tarp shelter as part of their Product Development class where they’re learning “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.” This is the second attempt at shelter-making after discovering the day before that aluminum rods and really hard ground do not make an effective shelter building combination. Once bridge spikes were substituted, the total time to construct the shelter was less than ten minutes. The class asks students to go through the process of refining a product to meet the needs of an audience in a given situation.