Sixth Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Event Provides a Day of Fun and Learning

Written by: Kayla Griffin

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.

Assistant Regional Director Jennifer Carrington offered a warm welcome to the kids (and goody bags); from there, children learned about canal safety, and all the amazing things that our incredible staff does here at Reclamation. Even more successful, our children sponsors, were happy with the event, too.

Brandt Demars says, "Another successful event. My kids have really enjoyed this over the years, and have made a connection with our nation's water resources as a result of this fun and informative event."

Each year the Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work event grows a little, as we bring in new staff, or children turn eight.

Vickie Hawkins says, "This was my first time participating in this event. My grandson had an awesome time and learned a lot. He gave rave reviews for all the presenters and stations."

This event could not have been successful without the amazing support of staff, volunteer guides, presenters, and the sponsors who brought children.

Participants and Volunteers of the PN Regional Office 2016 Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work 2016 Event

Published on May 05, 2016