Is your child a future engineer? If they enjoy building bridges out of toothpicks, love heavy equipment such as snowplows, or get a kick out of watching a controlled blast take out rock hanging above a roadway, you may be raising someone who will design, build, maintain or operate tomorrow’s transportation system.
With schoolchildren staying home these days, the Arizona Department of Transportation has developed activities and information to feed the interests of kids who dig diggers–or who just like neat videos and coloring stuff.
ADOT Kids, available at azdot.gov/ADOTKids connects children with facts and videos about snowplows, including a coloring activity and the opportunity to have their questions answered by an ADOT engineer. Zoom virtual backgrounds feature heavy equipment, big bridges and more. A Keep It Grand Adopt a Highway art challenge has encouraged kids to create and share messages about the value of clean highways.