News Release

April 23, 2007

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Revolutionizing the Workplace: Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work® Day at UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Nearly two hundred children from across the state, ranging in age from 8 to 15, are expected to take part in this year’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington on Thursday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The UConn Health Center is joining many other state and national organizations in support of the special event. “Children are our most precious resources,” said Rosie Rodríguez, Health Center education and development specialist, who was instrumental in planning the day. “They will grow up to become the business and community leaders, doctors, scientists, educators and artists of tomorrow. Through this program, we can show girls and boys work opportunities they may not know exist,” added Rodriguez.

The program will include a number of hands-on activities including a workshop where the children will learn simple and safe physical examination techniques using reflex hammers and tuning forks. Some of the children will see John Dempsey Hospital from a patient’s perspective, starting in the emergency room and ending with discharge. Since this year’s theme is “revolutionizing the workplace,” an art project will focus on incorporating the environment to the workplace. The children will do a planting project with donated plants and pots from the Floriculture Department at UConn in Storrs.

The day consists of:

  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Health Center Tour
  • Children’s Information Fair
  • Group Art Project
  • Afternoon Ice Cream Social

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