Back in October, SHM was approached by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to be Build Mentors for their annual event, Cookie Box Creations. The program pairs teams of 8-12 girls, grades 6-12, with women who have careers in architecture, engineering and STEM, and together, they design and build a structure made of 1,000 empty cookie boxes. This year, each team selected an specific ecosystem as their theme and we chose the rainforest, specifically the Indian rainforest (much inspired by The Jungle Book.) After presenting to the girls some information about the rainforest, we allowed each of them to present their own ideas, and together came up with a design centered around an elephant walking through the trees. We have been meeting with the girls and building our creation in preparation for March 1, when we present it at the Galleria in Dallas.