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Reclamation hosted children of Reclamation employees throughout the Western United States at its annual Take Your Kids to Work day event. Children participated in a variety of events, including events to support the Let's Move Outside initiative.
In Denver, students learned about different aspects of Reclamation's research and laboratory. Stations included learning about protecting pipes in the ground, how to sample for invasive mussels, geology, and how magnets work. Following the different stations, all of the children gathered around the 5 million pound press for a demonstration on how Reclamation uses it to test the strength of concrete. Read More →
The PN Regional Office held its sixth annual Take Our Sons and Daughter to Work event April 28, 2016, with support from employees and managers who generously gave their time and attention.
After much preparation the day was full of fun and educational events. Presentations included an opportunity to write underwater with the dive team, an interactive weather station, safety training for photography/video, a fun and messy presentation on geology, and the living river exhibit. Twenty-six children, age eight and up, attended the event, each having a ton of fun and leaving with new information. Read More →
On Saturday, April 9, 2016, three Boy Scouts and their four adult leaders from the Herms District, Mount Diablo-Silverado Council, joined Lake Berryessa Park Ranger Victoria Payan on a service project at the lake’s Smittle Creek Day Use Area.
Although the group of Scouts was small in number, they were huge in determination and effort, building an entire retaining wall from start to finish in just one day. The undertaking was a complement to a larger refurbishment project of the Smittle Creek Day Use Area begun in fall 2015 that included cleaning up the picnic areas and replacing barbeque grills and picnic tables to improve visitor services. Read More →
Many wooden bridges were destroyed today at the Denver Federal Center, but it was for a good cause. High school students from throughout Colorado descended on the Bureau of Reclamation's lab to test the strength of their bridges at the 49th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition. Read More →