Youth participates in National Kid Inventors' Day
Lily Zezula, a sixth grade student in Ridgefield, is going to be celebrated during National Kid Inventors’ Day on Monday by the Connecticut Invention Convention.
Zezula’s invention is The Turtle Tent, which keeps the temperature of the sand cool to make sure that male turtles continue to thrive. Climate change is affecting the gender of turtles.
The young inventor is also one of 11 students in Connecticut who will be recognized for their invention during the day.
The annual celebration observes the birthday of child inventor Benjamin Franklin, who was born on the exact day in 1706.
Watch a video about the invention at youtube.com/watch?v= P_njkruzZAo.
The Connecticut Invention Convention is the oldest and the largest continuously operating invention education for student inventors and entrepreneurs who are in kindergarten through the 12th grade. The general program was founded in 1983.
The students are from nearly 300 participating Connecticut schools.