Full STEAM ahead! Bolton & Menk’s children’s book series was recognized by the Creativity International Graphic Design and Advertising Awards for introducing students to careers in STEAM through vibrant, fun, and engaging narratives. The series received a Silver Award in the Children’s eBook category. Mankato-based Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. brought all the characters to life with their illustrations.
The architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) field contains many career possibilities, most of which are not taught in classrooms. With the help of their staff, Bolton & Menk’s book series strives to introduce children ages 6-12 to STEAM careers. Students learn about construction, environmental, and social issues that landscape architects and engineers help solve. The series also introduces industry-relevant terms.
The children’s book series started as one publication with the Smithsonian Waterways Traveling Exhibit, but soon expanded to include many careers in our industry. Both kids and adults can learn about the skills needed in many roles in our firm. This enhances their knowledge of how the world around them gets built, while bolstering critical and creative thinking skills. As of summer 2022, Bolton & Menk released eight books covering landscape architecture, planning, water resources engineering, civil engineering, geographic information systems, natural resource engineering, land surveying, and wastewater engineering.
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