Holmes 3rd graders took their learning on the road with a field trip to Oak Park’s Public Works Center as a part of their Geared Up lessons on simple machines. John Wielebnicki, Director of Public Works for Oak Park, gave the tour. Many thanks to John and his team for helping the kids see BIG simple machines in action in the real world! They saw a cherry picker, snowplow, street sweeper, and more! John also talked to the kids about what an engineer does, and how the Village takes care of the machines.

Beye and Longfellow students also made the trek on separate field trips.