Savannah River Remediation workers have been explaining nuclear energy to young students in kindergarten, first, and second grades. The task is not simple, and the workers have been showing student what is powered by nuclear energy.
Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School hosted the Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor, or SRR for their career week.
They learned about different types of engineering disciplines, as well as the importance of nuclear energy and technology.
SRR engineer Matt Bodine told the children that today, one in five buildings in South Carolina uses nuclear energy as a main power source.
“That means, if we didn’t have the nuclear power, it is possible this school or your home could be in the dark,” he said.
Bodine also told the children about various careers in engineering and technology that they could pursue when they grow up. The intent of the presentation was to let children know that there are many important fields they can enter as adults that are part of their interests now.