Bulldogs Build Homes for Kittens

KHS and LENS students design and construct shelters for strays as part of Project Based Learning

Kearney, Mo., April 28, 2022: It takes a real Bulldog to protect a helpless kitten.

Kearney High School engineering teacher Shane Remley’s students and third-graders at LENS joined forces this month to design and build shelters for stray cats as part of Project Based Learning. Kittens from Ace’s Sanctuary & Cat Rescue visited LENS today to test out the feline homes.

“Our Project Based Learning unit is about natural disasters,” LENS teacher Abby Madison said. “Our driving question is how can we design a home for feral cats to stand up to Kearney weather hazards?”

The furry product testers got plenty of attention from the young designers and engineers at LENS as they scampered around the room. It appeared that the building projects were a big success. The wood houses were then donated to the sanctuary.

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