As part of National Public Works Week, more than 700 youth and 300 adults attended Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) annual Public Works Day event. The Government Center’s Parking Lot G was filled with heavy-equipment demonstrations, interactive displays, and career and informational booths.

Youth and attendees were given the opportunity to learn about the most recent innovations in safety, science and environmental sustainability The newly created thematic zoned stations featured over 35 interactive booths with hands-on augmented topography, informative discussions on Native Drought Resistant Plants, the County’s Raptor Program, building and safety, engineering STEM, and technology in public transportation to the always-popular live demonstrations of heavy equipment in action that highlighted the five departments of VCPWA.

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We really loved everything and our guides were wonderful! Thank you very much for arranging this. We plan to attend next year also.

— Sandy Waterbury, Dorothy Boswell School, Ventura

Today’s field trip was wonderful and my students had such a good time! I’d like to compliment out guides, James Maxwell and Amanda Diaz. They were fabulous and I appreciated all their time with us today. They were amazing. Thank you for this great opportunity!

— Kelly Bartle, Citrus Glen Elementary School

Thank you so much for the event you put on! Everyone there was so friendly and gave wonderful, informative presentations. We will definitely be back next year! Thank you for this event and for all of the hard work you do around the county!

— Tina Calasin, homeschooling group

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Melina Esparza