PBS Seeks Young Eco-Inventors
PBS Kids’ Design Squad show is challenging young people ages 5 to 19 to brainstorm new ways to recycle, reuse, and re-engineer everyday materials for their second annual Trash to Treasure competition. “We know kids today are very passionate about the environment and are constantly looking for innovative ways to solve these problems,” said the show's executive producer Marisa Wolsky. “We wanted to take the innovation, design, and invention that happens on Design Squad and open it up to kids across the country.”
Applicants can choose among three categories: mobility, environment, or play – and their invention must incorporate at least two recycled materials. Initial entries require only a sketch or photo, but the top three tinkerers win a trip to Boston and the chance to work alongside engineers to bring their ideas to life. The three finalists will also be featured on an episode of Design Squad.