Kids get a taste of what it takes to make a city work

EUGENE, Ore. - Police. Fire. Snow plows: They're all part of what makes a city work.

About 1,200 students from all over Lane County took part in Eugene Public Works Day on Thursday.

"Increasingly it's become a education event where the school districts send classes of kids to learn about public works, and they also learn things about biology, math and engineering," said Eric Jones with Eugene Public Works.

Students learned about jobs ranging from street sweepers to the bomb squad.

"I like to bring them here because i think it exposes them to the wide variety of work that happens in public works," said participant Katie Marwitz. "There's a lot of things that aren't seen every day by the public, and I think it's great to show them."

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