Reclamation: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® & Let's Move Initiative!
Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by helping bring them into the workplace to explore the many life choices they have.
Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
In honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day & Let's Move Initiative, Reclamation employees are encouraged to invite their daughters, sons, relatives, friends, and other sponsored girls and boys age 6 and older to attend. The children will participate in interactive learning activities that will inspire them to consider science, technology, engineering or math careers. Registering for a ticket for each child is required.
Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Hungry Horse Room. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children, but unaccompanied children MUST be picked up by 11:30 a.m.
The activities will include:
9:00 a.m. Arrival and check-in at Hungry Horse Room
9:20 a.m. Introduction and short video on the Let’s Move initiative and healthy snacks
9:40 a.m. Break up into pre-assigned groups
9:45 a.m. Tour building 56 lab stations
11:30 a.m. Concrete cylinder break in building 56
11:45 a.m. Parents are encouraged to come and join their child(ren) for the cylinder break at 11:30am and are required to pick up thier child(ren) at the 5 million pound testing machine area no later than 11:45 am, lunch is on your own. Scotty’s cafeteria will have a selection of kid friendly fare
12:30 p.m. Optional Adult/child Let’s Move Event Fun Walk – course will be the Federal Center exercise path, maps will be provided and water stops will be set up along the way until 1:00 p.m. All children must be escorted by an adult, guides will not be arranged for groups of unaccompanied children for this activity.
DREA will sell ice cream in the cafeteria for $1 per scoop for kids until 1:30 pm.
Please note, the hydraulics lab is a working laboratory and not a conventional office setting. The sponsored activity will involve walking and traversing stairs will be required to see those stations involving the hydraulic models. The concrete break will be loud. In a working laboratory, there may be water on the ground and possible slip/trip hazards; close-toed shoes are recommended. For individuals who cannot or do not feel comfortable with stairs, there is limited viewing from the catwalk area, and some of the stations will have easy ADA access.
If you have any questions or would like to be a volunteer for this event, please contact Christi Young at 303-445-2561, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
Bureau of Reclamation
Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. These water projects led to homesteading and promoted the economic development of the West. Today, we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country.