Kids Go to Work at the Florida Capitol [SLIDE SHOW]

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By: Lanetra Bennett
April 25, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - The workforce spiked today--with a much younger group of helpers.

Today was National "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day."

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is emphasizing the importance of introducing children to the many jobs and careers.

Kids participated in interactive exhibits with activities like planting seeds and petting a bear's head from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

10-Year-Old Elizabeth Osterhaus says, "I think it's really fun. They have a lot of cool things you can learn about here, about Florida. Wakulla Springs, the sheriff's department. Basically, they have everything."

The event was held on the 22nd floor of the Capitol instead of the capitol courtyard because of rain.

Press Release: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

TALLAHASSEE - On Thursday, April 25, DEO will hold a press conference at the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day event in the Capitol courtyard. DEO Executive Director Jesse Panuccio and special guests will welcome visitors and emphasize the importance of orienting children to the many employment fields available in the state as the future of Florida's workforce.

Children eight to 18, along with their parents or guardians, caregivers and mentors are invited to attend and participate in interactive exhibits from educational institutions, organizations and government agencies highlighting the importance of education and growing employment fields in Florida.

WHAT: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Capitol Courtyard

Visit for more information about the event.

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