Institute celebrates grand opening of museum exhibit
Join us Friday, December 9, 2016, as we celebrate the grand opening of the Roadway Safety Institute’s safety-themed museum exhibit at The Works Museum in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The exhibit, a permanent installation at the museum, uses a variety of hands-on activities to teach preteens about reflectivity and safety. It features videos, interpretive signage, engineer and researcher profiles, a microscope area for examining reflective materials up close, and a dark room where kids can try out reflective clothing and see how visible they are in simulated headlights.
The grand opening, scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will include a light lunch, a short program, and tours of the exhibit.
In other education-related news, RSI staff presented a lesson on pedestrian safety at the Minneapolis Safety Camp on August 1. The program, offered by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, aims to teach children entering second through fifth grade about personal and social safety skills. During the RSI lesson, 200 kids participated in interactive activities emphasizing the importance of reflective apparel and nighttime visibility.