The Engineering Workshop for Kids is a hands-on, interactive program designed to introduce young students to the exciting world of engineering. Through fun and engaging activities, kids will have the opportunity to explore different engineering concepts, from mechanical and electrical engineering to robotics and computer programming. With a focus on problem-solving and critical thinking, this workshop will challenge students to think creatively and work collaboratively to build their own projects from scratch.
Each session will be led by experienced engineers and instructors who will provide guidance and support as kids bring their ideas to life.
Whether they're designing and building a simple machine, programming a robot, or creating an electrical circuit, students will have the chance to see their projects come to life and experience the thrill of seeing something they've created actually work.
Why should you sponsor?
We are working hard to ensure our local kids have the opportunity to be involved in this workshop, however we think our efforts would go much further with your support so that we can keep our events accessible to youth as well as giving them access to:
• A platform to showcase their research projects
• Support to make a difference in conservation as well as the fields of chemistry, biology, genetics, engineering, and technology
•Year-round opportunities to participate in Reptile Youth Alliance events.
Reptiles such as snakes and lizards routinely make the list of the most reviled creatures by humans around the globe.This aversion, often exacerbated by media stereotypes painting these reptiles as vicious creatures, prevents these same people from understanding the benefits of reptiles and complicates the work of conservationists to preserve habitat, protect species, and study these creatures. Reptile enrichment specialist Jessica Hartman, makes the case that reptiles are vitally important to the ecosystem and imagines a world where the important study of these vertebrates leads to advances in cancer treatment, coronavirus research, search and rescue, and more. A native of central Florida, Jessica spent her formative years fascinated by the state’s bountiful variety of reptiles and amphibians. Today, she is an entrepreneur turned passionate conservationist with a mission of bringing people closer to wildlife. Her focus is educating youth on some of the world’s most misunderstood and detested species. As a founder of The Reptile Youth Alliance, a regional reptile outreach and educational program she hopes to further her goal to spread awareness about local conservation efforts.