We celebrated a great Earth Day 2015!
April 22 was Earth Day and what a special day it was for us this year. The first year of the Irvington Earth Trifecta started off (and ended up) cold and windy, but that didn’t stop the students and community from pouring in.
From 10am – 3pm we hosted 5 different schools totaling approximately 100 students for an educational day of learning about the earth and the environmental science and engineering happening every day at Mundell.
Students rotated through different stations (manned by the dedicated staff at Mundell), with the crowd favorite Quake Cottage provided by the Indiana Geological Survey.
Station No. 1 – Welcome to Mundell and Earth Day. What is Earth Day? What is the Irvington Earth Trifecta?
Station No. 2 – The Earthquake Cottage where students experienced what a 7.0 earthquake feels like and learned why earthquakes happen and how to stay safe. It shook us all up!
Station No. 3 – Geophysical imaging and hands-on demo to find our buried treasures on site.
Station No. 4 – A great hand-on demo of soil and water sampling that that really got the kids involved and working together, lots of fun for the kids to get their ‘feet wet’ (literally!).
Station No. 5 – Inspiring demo of remediation equipment for future geologists and engineers.
Station No. 6 – Career summary and advice not only on environmental science and engineering, but on life after high school in general!
After 3pm, members from the community, clients, and families stopped by to enjoy the Quake Cottage. One neighbor commented, “I have been watching the tons of kids in and out of there all day, Mundell has all kinds of stuff for them to do. Thank you…..loving having you as a neighbor and you are super for our community and the kids.”
We are looking forward to next year – remembering that every day is Earth Day!