After trashing dozens of possible designs, we've finally settled on a final owl key chain model that we have constructed by hand. We will likely be expanding to faster modes of manufacture when our sales pick up. This time, we simply wanted to know how our design would look in 3D, and finally, we took some pictures and had our first sale today! We also brainstormed an idea to have each piece of merchandise come with a placard with burrowing owl information on it so we can be sure to spread the word about this little bird! We need to get the word out and help now before we lose this species forever.
We've also finally come up with a final T-shirt design, thanks to our member Jojo Lee. We're in the process of creating physical copies of it and writing the placard to include with our products. We've also been updating our website and starting to really buckle down and write the final report for our competition. There's the visual presentation we need to have, as well as materials to hand out around the community, and on top of that, we're on another round of refining our project outline. Honestly, we would have all collapsed already if we didn't believe in our cause. There's always such a sense of purpose and need to spread the word and save this essential species before it's too late. The urgency of our work shows every time we drive along the road and look at the dead patches of land where owls had once thrived, or read a report about the faulty laws regarding construction and habitat destruction. We're starting to meet more in school, working during our lunches and after school. We really need to make the world see the worth of this species, and convince it that the fate of these owls really applies to them as well.