Ranger Good Works, with our friend, John P. Hart, Chair of the Broward College Foundation, was able to connect with Broward College to arrange a college tour for the 5th graders of Dillard Elementary School. Our hope is when students are exposed to college at an early age they will start thinking about the future of their education and careers.
Over one-hundred wide-eyed students entered Broward College's A. Hugh Central Campus to tour the Health Sciences Simulator Center and the Buehler Planetarium. They were greeted by college administrators and student ambassadors who gave a spectacular tour. The college mascot, Sammy the Seahawk, showed the students how to put their hands together to create the Seahawks hand gesture (see photos in our Event Gallery).
In the Health Sciences Simulation Center a team of doctors and nurses gave an overview of simulators. One was a human simulator on a gurney that could blink, breathe, and talk. Each student was given a pair of gloves and stethoscope with a heartbeat simulator attached enabling them to experience some of what it is like to be a nurse or doctor.
The tour concluded in the Buehler Planetarium, a state-of-the-art facility that features a 40-foot dome where videos of the cosmos are projected for everyone to see. The students were able to see stars that are impossible to see with the naked eye.
Events like these encourage students to pursue higher education – a necessary part of improving the community. Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping with these events, and an extra special thank you to John Hart and Broward College for making today's college tour possible!
Visit our Event Gallery for photos of this and other events.