Last week, we had the pleasure of taking students from BEST High School in Kirkland through the NWHH jobsite. The small but highly engaged Green Sustainable Design class spent an hour the day before the tour hearing about green building practices and green careers. One student was particularly interested in solar systems installation work and another had a parent in the commercial construction business. Their teacher Dan Weiss has a professional background in biology and environmental science and leads several science classes at the school.
The small group and sunny day gave us a chance to dig deeper into the systems and construction techniques of the project. MRM’s Walter Goodwin, Marc Sanchez and Jeremiah Blond also shared their personal journeys – how they got into the world of construction and why they chose Model Remodel. One takeaway for the kids was that there are many paths that lead to the green building field.
We received an email from the teacher thanking us and underscoring how the experience inspired his students. Word is they were still buzzing about the tour in their afternoon classes.
Education is certainly the gift that keeps on giving. We at Model Remodel see ourselves as committed to supporting a learning journey in and out of the classroom. Here’s to inspiring the next generation of green!