Evolved from “Take Your Child to Work Day,” “Kids@Work Day” goes beyond simply allowing sons and daughters to observe their parents working. Kids@Work is a structured morning of hands-on, optics experiences.
“Kids see lots of people doing their jobs – teachers, police officers, people on television – but they don’t see scientists at work,” said John Schoen, LLE Administrative Division Director and organizer of this year’s event. “Kids@Work gives young people a chance to see and appreciate what scientists do.”
The 2006 Kids@Work Day began with a welcoming presentation given by Schoen. The children were then divided into groups that spent the morning rotating though different activities: Tours of the OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser facilities as well as demonstrations of target fabrication and light modulation.