Port of Everett partnership with Imagine Children’s Museum a success

Jun 27, 2012

The Port of Everett is partnering with Imagine Children’s Museum to present an educational enrichment program to fourth grade students in the Port District (Everett and Mukilteo School Districts).

This is the first year of the educational partnership, and at the end of the 2011/2012 school year, the Children’s Museum has visited 35 classrooms, reaching more than 1,000 students.

Using a fun, interactive game, students are able to gain a better understanding of the importance of ports on the lives of the students and their families.

The game challenges students to identify steps required to import and export the goods the students or their families use in their daily lives.

The cargo scenarios are specific to the Port of Everett’s cargo base. For example, they work on airplane part logistics, heavy machinery and even how cement gets here to help build their skate parks.

“The participating classroom teachers have found this game to be a highly engaging way of introducing terms related to importing and exporting goods, identifying the countries where these products are made, and the valuable role the Port of Everett plays in our local economy,” said Nancy Johnson, Executive Director for Imagine Children’s Museum.

The Port started the educational outreach program in 2008, and has continually grown and enhanced the program over the years.

For more information, contact Lisa Lefeber at 425-388-0617 or by e-mail at lisam@portofeverett.com.

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