SETTING THE TABLE
The following narrative outline is intended to create context and highlight the features of Bio Box. The three personas are used as the main characters.
- Through an awareness campaign Bio Box targets vulnerable communities in need of access to educational programs focused on the connection between health and environmental.
- Thea's neighborhood is targeted.
- Thea first learns about the program from an ad on her mother's social media.
- A few days later she sees a Bio Box poster in her science class.
- She shows her friends.
- Thea's science teacher talks to the class about the program and shows them a short video.
- Thea signs up for the Bio Box after-school program.
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Assembly Demo Video
- Khari lives in the D.C. area
- She views the intro video and signs on to lead a Bio Box program.
- Khari is Thea's Bio Box Instructor.
- Bio Box kits are picked up from the local Home Depot.
- Khari demonstrates how to assemble the Bio Box.
- The kit includes everything you need to grow a green space - except water and sunshine!
- She encourages the children to customize the box and shows examples.
- The children see her in the classroom a few times.
- She is available to video chat and answer questions online.
- She remains a contact for Thea's program and continues to support it.
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- Arturo lives on Thea's block.
- He is friendly and knows Thea and her family.
- He inquires about the Bio Box kit that he sees Thea bring home.
- They talk about gardening and his childhood on the farm in Mexico.
- Thea gives him some of the herbs she grows from her kit.
- Arturo offers to teach Thea an old family recipe.
- Thea and Arturo quickly become close friends.
- Thea and her friends begin to work on Bio Box extensions in the neighborhood.
- Arturo and other neighbors become involved.
- The community benefits from Bio Box.
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Creative Sustainability Extension
- Thea shares her excitement and progress with her class and Khari.
- Khari is thrilled and features Thea on Bio Box social media.
- Khari encourages Thea to continue her awesome work.
- Thea inspires her friends and community to live healthier lives.
- The Bio Box curriculum scaffolds so Thea builds her skills with each project.
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