It is that glorious time of the year when all of your hard work is finally paid off. I have been researching and working on my capstone for almost two years now and on Saturday April 2, 2016 I had my capstone event (my end-product!) at Bob Woodruff park!
I’m so happy with the results and feedback I received from my community and cannot wait to expand my end product and spread it throughout ALL of my communities!
There were so many fun things to do at the park and everyone who came to the event seemed to be enjoying themselves. Some of the activities that we did were playing soccer, riding bikes, having a cookout, and more!
I was able to talk with a lot of the parents who live in my community. This was a really great opportunity to explain my Capstone and educate my community on allergies and asthma.
Not only did I get to talk to the parents, but I also got to talk with some teens about my Capstone!
Throughout my event, I had a stack of brochures that I created laying around on the tables. At the very beginning of the event I laid out about 50 brochures and at the end of the event there were about 15 left over.
The brochure pdf link above is the brochure I designed and created for this event. The first page is what you would see on the outside of the brochure and the second page is what you would see on the inside of the brochure.
My main goal that I wanted to achieve with this event was to bring my community outdoors and expose their immune systems to the environment and different allergens that the park contains. But at the same time still educating them about the serious toll that allergies and asthma have on the health of Americans. I wanted to essentially “expose” their immune systems to the park in order to help them build tolerance to the allergens in the environment. I received a great amount of positive feedback, and hope to maybe hold a similar event like this at my church and also implement the brochure I created at the hospital where I volunteer.
I am so happy (and relieved) that everything went well! This Capstone project has been a big chapter of my life and it’s a little upsetting to see it end, but I am excited to move on and possibly start a new research project.
Leave me a comment if you’ve ever done a research project like Capstone and tell me all about it!
P.S this woman came up to my brother and I, and asked if she could take a picture with our dog (first time that’s ever happened lol) and this is the end result.
She kept on calling him “Shi-Shi” so it just made everything even funnier lol