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WTS Central PA Chapter- Girl Scouts Transportation YOU Club- June Event

July 5, 2017 05:37 AM
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On Monday June 12, 2017, thanks to NTM Engineering, Inc.’s sponsorship, over twenty Girl Scouts discovered the importance of multimodal transportation planning and transit design. 
 
The evening kicked-off with an energetic presentation from Jennifer Warner, a Transportation EIT with Stantec. Jennifer helped the girls learn about the many different modes of transportation, the elements of a multimodal network, and how to "fill in the gaps" to create more complete networks.
 
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After the presentation, the scouts had the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice! The girls were tasked with helping Maria Martinez, the Mayor of Tinseltown, USA, create a plan to improve the transportation network in her town by using solutions from their "Transportation Toolbox". Through this activity, the girl scouts learned how to solve community transportation issues and then prioritize those solutions based on an available budget. Both the scouts and volunteers had a great time working through the challenge of determining what solutions they could afford to include in their plans!
 
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After the multimodal transportation planning exercise, the girl scouts then switched gears to a hands-on transit vehicle design activity. The girls worked in teams to brainstorm and develop futuristic transit vehicle designs using balloons, straws, tape, paper, and variety of other materials. Their transit vehicles had to complete a specific journey (along a string) and carry as many passengers (pennies) as possible. After designing and testing their vehicles, the girls showcased their new vehicles' performance for the rest of the group. While ultimately some vehicles traveled further than others, everyone had a great time creating their own unique transit vehicle designs!
 

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Many thanks to our June sponsor – NTM Engineering, Inc. and our many volunteers from NTM Engineering, Stantec, McCormick Taylor, Susquehanna Civil, JMT, and PennDOT for helping to make this event a success!

 

If you are insterested in volunteering, sponsoring, or participating in any of our future Girl Scouts Transportation YOU Club events: please check out our Transportation YOU Club page for more information!

We will be posting information about our 2017-2018 program soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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