Our client Greg Small reported the following:
"SK Worm is still on the road and working fine!
He's performed at over 100 events and logged nearly 9,000 miles over two states.
Keep up the good work!" ~ Greg Small
S. K. Worm arrived at the Erie Basin RC&D office on March 1st, 2010. The project consists of a six foot tall museum quality animatronics model of the NRCS mascot S. K. Worm coming out of a detailed soil monolith. S. K. Worm allows for basic audience interactivity including a push button interface or live remote takeover.
Since his arrival SK has performed 79 days at 130 events. He has made presentations to 17 schools, 58 classes and 1,377 students. S K Worm has helped students meet the Ohio Department of Education Science Standards for soils. Over 31,304 adults and 24,506 children have enjoyed learning about this country’s greatest natural resource, its soil. S. K. Worm was made possible through a generous grant contribution from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. In addition to this we also received funding from the Lake Erie Buffer Team, Ohio Electric Cooperatives, and Ohio USDA Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS).
SK has traveled over 5,622 miles visiting 17 counties. S. K. Worm is transported in a trailer modified with a wrap showing a cross section of the state of Ohio starting on the shores of Lake Erie and ending on the banks of the Ohio River. Ohio Geology, Ohio energy sources, and conservation practices are depicted on the trailer.
He is currently in good operating order and there are now 23 people trained to operate him.
There is additional information located at the following link: http://www.eriebasinrcd.org/projects.html#dialog
"You have done an amazing job making this project possible and our Council thanks you again." ~ Greg Small Erie Basin RC&D