Kids take over Basin Electric for a day

Each kid received a special edition Basin Today magazine with their photo on the front and information about each of them inside.

Each child received a special edition Basin Today magazine with their photo on the front and information about each of them inside.

Stickers, publications, video and interviews, flight simulators, aircraft and hangar tours. It was a full day for more than 30 kids of Basin Electric employees.

Kids ages 9-14 participated in the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 28. The event is a national campaign that works to inspire youth through sharing moments of discovery in the workplace and a variety of careers.

The theme for 2016 was Sparking Aha! Moments, representing the greatness of imagination and new ideas.

The kids were broken into two groups along with their parents. Each group participated in activities put together by the Communications Division and the Travel Division.

The kids received specially designed photo badge stickers; had the opportunity to see themselves on the TV screen in various scenes; get their photo on the cover of a publication; see corporate planes up close and use flight simulators.

“It’s as much fun for the parents as it is for the kids,” said Annie Lindseth, Basin Electric charitable/employee program coordinator. Lindseth organized the event this year and said each year they try to do something a little different so kids who’ve participated in the past get to see something new each time.

Participants were encouraged to post videos and photos about how they have been inspired to pursue their career inspirations, as well as conversations with children such as, “How do you think this item on my desk helps me do my job?”

Check out some of their posts using the hashtag #KidsAtBasin.

See all the Facebook posts from yesterday’s event at Basin Electric.

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