Fun Day at the Outreach Center & Viewing Area

It’s exciting to hear about something and then see it with your own eyes.

At the Outreach Center's favorite spot for pictures/NNYB

At the Outreach Center’s favorite spot for pictures/NNYB

Karen Walker’s 4th- and 5th-grade students at Southern Westchester BOCES experienced that excitement last week when they visited the Tarrytown Outreach Center and viewing area.

Walker and school principal Leslie Handler did, too.

What with videos and a Tower Crane Challenge, bridge art from the summer show, mannequin dressed in safety gear and clothes and “Project at a Glance” and “Safety Sam” information panels, who said teachers can’t have fun?

Looking good, dressed for work. Do you know what a yellow hat means?/NNYB Outreach

Looking good, dressed for work. Do you know what a yellow hat means?/NNYB Outreach

“A Solid Foundation,” year two of a five-year educational plan that corresponds with the project’s timetable, talks about the materials used to build the bridge’s foundations, illustrating via animations. Kids also learn about protecting the environment, including endangered sturgeon and Peregrine falcons.

Checking out the cranes and barges via monocular/NNYB

Checking out the cranes and barges via monocular/NNYB

“My students really enjoyed themselves,” the special education teacher said. “Mr. (Andy) O’Rourke and his team were excellent. They were very informative and knowledgeable about the subject.”

Walker said she and her class liked going to RiverWalk Park and had fun looking at the various construction equipment and recommended that her coworkers visit the Outreach Center.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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