We had a blast this weekend at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River and Pendleton building step stools with 46 kids! Parents joked that they were having more fun than their kids. Perhaps, but I saw smiles all around with kids so proud of what they made. They took home skills of measuring, marking, predrilling, screwing, gluing, hammering, painting and staining. If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home. Excited for next month’s bat house workshop!
We had another couple of awesome kids DIY workshops building tool boxes at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River & Pendleton! The came, they built, they painted, they personalized with their names. It's been so rewarding to work with youth especially those who are "workshop regulars." Pendleton's workshops are even spreading to the schools as 8th grade woodshop students will be preparing materials for the next workshops this fall! If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home.
This was our 3rd year volunteering with Powerpnw at Girls Build summer camp teaching girls ages 8-14 about solar energy! They practiced wire stripping, wire pulling, rail leveling and solar panel install. It was great to see them problem solve and experience accomplishment in their work. We are hoping to bring a Girls Build camp to the Gorge and/or Pendleton next year so stay tuned for updates!