A couple years ago, Turtle Top was asked to join with several other area businesses to re-purpose a school bus into a mobile science lab for elementary students. Our MPV plant raised the roof (literally) and installed much of the interior. As a way of saying thanks to us, ETHOS Science Center recently brought the finished bus to our facility for a brief show & tell.
ETHOS stands for Encouraging Technology & Hands on Science and this is exactly what happens inside this Science 2 Go bus. Matt McQueen, the enthusiastic mobile instructor, even set up several of the lessons he regularly teaches to give us a feel for what our school kids are getting so excited about. Through him we learned that right now it is THE ONLY bus of this kind in the country targeted to elementary students. It is has been very well received throughout Elkhart County and will likely be an example for many more communities nation wide.
Great job to those who had a hand in this tool for training our next generations.