Michigan DOT Providing Online Resources for Housebound Familieseditor@aashto.org April 10, 2020 0 COMMENTS
As Michigan communities comply with the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) on March 24, the Michigan Department of Transportation is providing a variety of transportation-themed activities via an new educational website to help housebound parents and children.
Available at www.Michigan.gov/MDOTKidsActivities is a printable coloring and activity book highlighting some of the important jobs performed in the transportation industry, along with a page featuring the Mackinac Bridge and the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.
The educational website also has links to learning activities using household materials, including making a bridge made out of spaghetti and a boat using aluminum foil, the Michigan DOT said in a statement. Students can also learn about various transportation facts from around the world as well as archaeology work performed by the department, the agency added.
Other state DOTs – notably the Virginia Department of Transportation – are engaged in similar efforts.