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Kleinfelder Partners with Vulcan to Educate Elementary School Students about Earth Sciences and the Importance of Sand and Aggregate Materials

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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Mount Dora, FLORIDA - Several employees from Kleinfelder's Mount Dora and Jacksonville, Florida offices assisted Vulcan Materials Company (Vulcan) with field trips for a total of over 200 elementary school students over four days. The field trip took place at the Vulcan Grandin Sand Mine in Melrose, Florida.  The students were fourth and fifth graders from Browning Pearce Elementary school. 

As part of the field trip, Vulcan employees gave the students a tour of the operations onsite. Kleinfelder employees helped the students with a variety of activities including sand art; digging for fossils from the relict beach dunes; and learning about the importance of sand and aggregate materials in everyday life.‚Äč

Vulcan is one of Kleinfelder's largest aggregates clients, with operations scattered across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas.  Vulcan currently has nearly 300 adopt-a-school partnerships nationwide and frequently invites students to tour their facilities in conjunction with earth sciences studies.  For more than 25,000 children and adults each year, Vulcan’s facilities become open-air classrooms where their employees serve as guides and teachers. Kids learn about science, technology, engineering, math, the Earth and geology, while seeing the mining process in action.  These long-term relationships – which include service projects, classroom involvement, mentoring and resource donations – enable both Vulcan and Kleinfelder to play a role in improving the quality of education and ensuring the success of tomorrow’s leaders.

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