Week of engineering fun on offer for Fairmont youngsters

May 10, 2018 by  

Fairmont kids who are in grades one to three can exercise their engineering muscles as part of a week of exploration that will be held in Cedar Creek Park.

The focus for the fun will be building and the engineering that goes into creating structures both large and small. The kids will create a dam in a stream, build a forest fort and create a birdhouse as well. As they work, the participants will also learn about the ecosystems they will be working in and how human activities can impact them.

Along with the hands-on portion of the afternoon, there will be a chance for the kids to discover how their creations mirror ones crafted by the engineers in the animal world. They will even be able to take some structures apart to see how they were constructed.

The children who will be taking part are asked to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants and come dressed for the weather. The registration fee for the four sessions is $36 each, and letterheads and other customized business forms that can help to keep an event like this running smoothly are available through a local print company.

This week of Eco Engineering will run from June 18 until 21. The Fairmont Area Schools website has been updated with additional details about this offering.