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1 Zetlin Strategic Communications School Based Outreach Program Warning: not stable to achualy drive on!

2 Presentation Goals Overview of the origin and results of Zetlins School-based Outreach Program Perspective from 3 of our clients who have implemented this program ODOT perspective

3 Why are we here today? We live in the world of ODOT What does ODOT do? –Project delivery How can incorporation of a school – based outreach program help you enhance your ability to deliver a great project for ODOT?

4 Why a School Program? Capitalizes on the fact that ODOT is an excellent civic partner Positions ODOT prime contractors (our clients) to conduct creative and engaging community outreach

5 Why a School Program? Generates interest in engineering and related careers among Oregons younger generation Promotes a sense of civic responsibility among young people, our future leaders

6 The Mechanics First step- Talk to the teachers Make connection to Open House Encourage student Open House attendance

7 Key Elements Team member intros Describe project What do engineers do? Hands on activity Q & A

8 Who and where? 600 children in grades K-12. Participating Firms: T.Y. Lin, HNTB, HW Lochner, David Evans, Slayden Construction, Quincy Engineering & OBEC Locations: Creswell, Ashland, Merlin, Grants Pass, North Portland, Reedsport, Elkton, Drain, Winston, Roseburg

9 Range of Activities HW LochnerDavid Evans & Associates

10 Range of Activities Slayden Construction/ T.Y. Lin International HNTB

11 Results Awareness by students; Appreciation by teachers/administrators; Attendance by parents; Great press; Enjoyable experience for all involved.

12 Results Today was a bridge day in more than one way. Today my sixth graders built bridges under the direction of ODOT folks, but the other bridge was the partnership that was built between our school and ODOT. Bonnie McCracken, Teacher Ashland Middle School

13 Results Thank you to ODOT for the recent presentation made to our 4th graders regarding the rebuilding of the I-5 overpass - the one we can see from our school. As a result, one student "helper" said to me, When I grow up, I want to be an engineer. That student happened to be my son. Trisha Evens, Principal Riverside Elementary School

14 Inspiring future engineers

15 Engaging Teachers & Parents

16 Presenters Steve Litchfield - HNTB Dan McIntier – HW Lochner John Ferguson – T.Y. Lin International Chris Hunter – ODOT Region 3

17 I-5: Eagle Mill Rd.- Neil Creek Rd Bundle 301 HNTB

18 School Program Benefits Give back to our communities Great marketing Have fun!

19 I-5: Louse Creek – US 199 Bundle 304 HW Lochner School Program Benefits Modify approach to Open Houses for adults Multiplying the Messengers Populating the Profession

20 Elk Creek to Hardscrabble Creek DB Bundle 401 Slayden Construction Group/ T.Y. Lin International School Program Elements Truss Design Career Opportunities Bat Box Building Activity Gumdrop Bridges Developing concepts for pylon designs and constructing forms for casting pylons

21 School Program Benefits Public Sense of Ownership Develops Trust Enhances Image as Civic Partner and Generates Media Exposure Who Doesnt Like to Work With Kids? Elk Creek to Hardscrabble Creek DB Bundle 401 Slayden Construction Group/ T.Y. Lin International

22 Questions? For more information, please contact: Lois Cohen, Regional Director Zetlin Strategic Communications


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