OurSAL

Mar 19, 2024 | ChangeMaker Projects 2024

Team Name: Tech Tigers 

Project Title: OurSAL

Project Type: Website/Games

Project Link: https://replit.com/@RhodeSanchez/OurSAL?v=1

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHMGmC7Tna8

Write Up: 

      OurSAL is a way for the average person to educate themselves on South Florida’s environment. Our tabs are divided by each medium of the environment in our community (sea, air, and land). Each medium has one interactive game or element that provides a splash of entertainment or interactivity to our informative website. OurSAL is a way for the average person to educate themselves on South Florida’s environment. Our tabs are divided by each medium of the environment in our community (sea, air, and land). Each medium has one interactive game or element that provides a splash of entertainment or interactivity to our informative website. The Sea tab showcases our beaches and coral reefs and provides a memory card game featuring sea animals found off the coast of Florida. The Air tab showcases the effects of air pollution and alternate forms of transport and provides an air pollution map that can locate exact air quality indexes of locations from the user’s input. The Land tab has an in-depth explanation of the Florida Everglades and how to protect them. Each “element” of our environment provides volunteer opportunities for individuals to help our environment and provides many actions that users can take to provide a more sustainable future. We also include a Get Involved tab that features numerous links for petitions to sign to help protect Florida environments, how to create a petition, and how to contact local and state representatives in order to advocate for better protections for our environment. 

Our SAL provides a way for people to learn about the environment while also understanding why it’s important to appreciate, protect, and learn about the air, land, and sea. The language, visuals, and concise wording used throughout the website are used so as to not confuse anyone and to truly make it accessible for anyone to start reading and immediately understand. This website uses other sites and articles linked throughout so that the user knows we have done the appropriate amount of research for the topics, with unbiased and objective sites being able to prevent misinformation from spreading as it does online. There are many things the team has learned together as a result of this project. First, we definitely learned how to work more as a team. 

We have also gained a tremendous amount of coding experience from this project, as well as research skills when it comes to finding which sources are accurate and unbiased. We learned more about our environment as we conducted more research. As we learned more about our environment and the harm done to it, we realized how important it is for others to know this information and the convenience of being able to have it all on one website. The biggest challenge of creating our project was trying to become as widespread with information as possible in terms of Florida’s environment without being too broad. A lot of research went into this project, with input from MDC college professors helping us the most along our journey of research. This is why we divided our website into SAL Sea Air and Land. We plan to expand with more information and expand to other places. The most rewarding part of our project was seeing everything come to fruition and seeing the impact we could have on informing our community about our exact environment.

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