Youngsters show how they would battle 'Nature's Fury'
"A lot of credit goes to the team managers and coaches who help them learn how to collaborate and develop their interpersonal skills," said Chan.
"On the front are two chain saws," explained team member Ryan Desaulniers, who added it would be helpful during the ice storms that fill roads with broken tree branches.
Teams were also focused on the robotics game, which involved building robots with motion, light and sound sensors that were capable of working through an exacting obstacle course of hazards.
Many of the adults at the event were awed by the amount of work the teams put in and the level of sophistication of their ideas and designs. More than one parent admitted to not doing anything close to solving the problems of natural disasters when they were 12.
Cormier said she and Griffin didn't have too much to do with the actual projects, which she said were really challenging.
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