The New NY Bridge project educational outreach initiative recently kicked off its third year with a focus on the teamwork and innovation required to build the nation’s largest bridge and highway project. As in previous years, the outreach team will engage students throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond, visiting classrooms and hosting outdoor lectures at the project’s construction viewing platforms in Rockland and Westchester counties.
In each of its sessions with the students, the team highlights the wide variety of skills and talents of the people involved in this historic infrastructure project, including engineers, environmental specialists, craft workers, administrators and architects.
By introducing some of the complex concepts being used on the bridge project, the students gain a better understanding of how classroom theory comes to life on a massive scale right here in their own backyard. The presentations also provide technical concepts that teachers can elaborate on during their coursework.
The educational outreach team has already reached some 25,000 students to date and will continue engaging young minds for the duration of the project. If you are interested in learning more about the New NY Bridge project’s educational outreach efforts, please contact the outreach team at here.