North Broward Preparatory School (NBPS) received the Historical Preservation Board Award from the Broward County Historic Preservation Award at Parkland City Hall as part of the 43rd Annual Broward County Pioneer Day. This recognition is given out to an individual, school or organization that is being recognized for work done in an effort to preserve and enhance a community’s historic background and history.
This award is presented to a person or group who has contributed to the mission of Broward County Historic Preservation Board. NBPS received this prestigious recognition for their collaboration with the Parkland Historically Society to showcase the Tequesta Indian artifacts originally discovered in 1961. Students worked closely with Jeffrey Schwartz, president of the Parkland Historical Society, and will continue to the Historical Society to design and develop a permanent museum on the site.
Faculty member, Bill Moss, along with his IB Design Technology and Design Thinking students, photographed the artifacts under supervision of curators at local museums, then created 3D models and “printed” exact replicas for historical displays designed for display in a museum exhibit developed by the Parkland Historical Society. The efforts of NBPS students and Mr. Moss has made it possible for visitors to the Parkland Public Library to able to enjoy the display of the artifacts forever.
In addition, faculty members, Shelly Weiss, Hope Campbell and NBPS students designed architectural renderings of a new park, museum, and archaeological/educational complex in support of a grant application being prepared by the Parkland Historical Society to create an outdoor exhibit adjacent to the site where the Native American artifacts were recovered. The park will include a permanent display for the 3D artifacts created by NPBS students and simulated archaeological dig exhibit to educate visitors to the park what an archeologist does to recover and preserve historical artifacts for future study.
This award is an example of the authentic collaborations between students and faculty members at NBPS; and how North Broward students learn to use creative thinking to solve real world problems and make a positive impact on the community.
North Broward Preparatory School is a private school nestled between Parkland and Boca Raton, Florida. The school offers a learning environment designed to develop global citizens, innovators and creative thinkers for PreK3-12th grade students. NBPS is committed to offering an enriched curriculum supported by innovative technology and STEAM initiatives, vibrant fine arts and competitive athletic programs. Students are challenged to think creatively and be ambitious for success in college and beyond. As a member of Nord Anglia Education, students at NBPS experience unique global opportunities, world-class faculty, extraordinary partnerships with leading organizations such as The Juilliard School and MIT and global classroom collaborations.