Homeschoolers got an up-close look at some of the equipment ITD uses to care for the state's highways courtesy of D3's Juan Salinas (pictured above at far left) and Ed Prickett (pictured below).

Treasure Valley students learn about highways and big trucks

Approximately 40 Treasure Valley homeschoolers braved cold temperatures Nov. 12, to learn about what the Idaho Transportation Department’s maintenance crew does to keep our roads safe and clear when winter hits the Treasure Valley. District 3 Transportation Techs Ed Prickett and Juan Salinas, out of the Caldwell maintenance shed, volunteered their time to answer questions and show kids around a snowplow and sweeper. Below are a couple of thank-you letters to District 3 employees who helped organize the gathering.   


Our BIG TRUCK show and tell went very well. THANK YOU for sending the vehicles and drivers for our event. You made some student's dreams come true and everyone learned a lot.

I coordinated a field trip class about highways with a focus on maintenance. On the afternoon of November 12th, we met at the Caldwell Library to learn about highways and see some BIG TRUCKS! We prepared activities and presentations to be held in the library meeting room and the Idaho Transportation Department (you) generously parked two big vehicles (a sweeper and a snow plow) outside with two drivers who patiently showed each student the "cockpit" and cheerfully answered many questions.

THANK YOU for the two free coloring books from Idaho Transportation Department to take home afterwards.

EVERYONE I communicated with at ITD was helpful and gracious.

Thank you all!
Sara Baer



I wanted to thank you all for allowing us to check out your awesome trucks the other day for our home school field trip.  We appreciate it.  The kids had a lot of fun and I am thankful for your willingness to give us this opportunity.?

Thanks again, 
Marcie Rae

Published 11-28-14