AIKEN, S.C. – Wearing “Let Your Energy Be Your Super Power” t-shirts, more than 300 school-age children recently joined their parents and mentors for the Savannah River Site (SRS) Kids Day. The DOE-Savannah River Operations Office partnered with Centerra-SRS, the site’s security contractor, to host the educational event featuring hands-on science and technology activities, including visits with Smokey Bear and training on radiation protection “dress-out” techniques. Launched in 1993 with roughly 50 participating children, the kids day is designed to help children explore career options; gain exposure to workplace skills; understand the importance of staying in school; and shadow parents and mentors to better appreciate their jobs. In the photo above, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) employees provide hands-on learning on the biodiversity of Savannah River Site ecosystems and research the laboratory has conducted at the site since 1967. Its researchers have captured, marked, and released more than 1 million amphibians and reptiles representing 100 species, including this young American Alligator.