Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine, CA, presents “the world in a nut shell.” It’s a wonderful place designed to teach children how communities work in a child-size, interconnected city where kids can play, learn and assume real-world roles. Through interactive exhibits and activities guided by highly trained professional staff, they learn foundational math, reading and science skills while building curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork.
Park West was proud to participate in the annual “When I Grow Up Day” at the museum. The event featured a wide range of professionals from around the SoCal community, enabling children to explore and expand their imaginations by learning about potential careers that might interest them.
As a featured participant in the event, Park West joined representatives from law enforcement, the military and other fields for a day dedicated to entertaining and educating hundreds of children in attendance with their families. The kids sat in the driver’s seat of our Park West bus, had their photo taken on one of our tractors and took home a tomato plant, which our team helped them plant.
These kinds of activities provide invaluable opportunities for us to give back, support local organizations making a difference, and represent our industry to new generations of future professions. At the same time, we’re able to showcase the value of landscaping and the role it plays in a sustainable environment.
It was a special day for the kids and for Park West!