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The John Moore Services Field Trip for Schools

Get ready for a fun-filled day of immersion in the trades!

The biggest challenge our industry faces right now is the severe shortage of licensed tradesman. At John Moore, we consider ourselves accountable for protecting the health and safety of future generations, and upholding the honor and respect of the trades. So, we are opening our doors to 2nd thru 5th grade students to expose them to the trades and potentially inspire a rewarding and stable career path.

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Hands-on, experiential learning that is relevant to the elementary school level

It is our belief that exposing elementary kids to the trades at an early age can help them gain an understanding of the various skills that can be acquired in these types of professions. We believe this helps kids develop an appreciation for the importance of these services and to gain an understanding of the different trades available.

All in all, a day of fun and immersion into the home services trades is an important step toward career preparation and exploration.

Activity Stations

Unlocking the future of each of the most popular home services trades today!

There will be 6 total stations. Before arriving, please have the students divided into 6 equal groups. These 6 groups will rotate through the stations simultaneously in 30-minutes intervals, allowing 5 minutes for the transition, and 25 minutes for the activity. The six trade stations consist of the following:
  1. Power Ranger Station
  2. Water Filtration Station
  3. Royal Flush Station
  4. Water Works Station
  5. Clear the Air Station
  6. Junior Technician

Station #1

Power Rangers Station

Discuss the basics of how an electrical system works. Students will be divided into two groups to complete a real-world wiring circuit housed in an open stud wall, and must race to turn on a light bulb/buzzer.

Station #2

Filtration Station

Discuss the importance of water quality. Demonstrate an organic ground-water filtration system compared to a manufactured filtration system. Then perform a water quality test using colored test drops that detect levels of pH, chlorine, etc.

Station #3

Royal Flush Station

Run a sewer camera through a mock “sewer system” to demonstrate how we can visually inspect the quality of sewer systems and diagnose issues.

Station #4

Water Works Station

Demonstrate the urban water cycle using real piping, water, valves, and circulating pump. Discuss the difference between sewer and potable water systems. Use the PEX tool to simulate a plumbing re-pipe and create PEX hula-hoops.

Station #5

Clear the Air Station

Use a real furnace to show the push and pull of high-velocity air. Use a safe substance (ex: fog or baby powder) to blast through the system. Add a filter to demonstrate how filters prevent dirt/debris from circulating inside homes.

Station #6

Junior Technician

Become an honorary John Moore tech! While educating the students on what it takes to become a licensed tradesman, we will create each student an official John Moore badge, customized with their name and photo, to take home.
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John Moore Headquarters at 10005 West Sam Houston Pkwy provides ample space for school buses and up to 70 students at each event.

What to Expect:

  • FREE ADMISSION
  • Ample parking for buses and cars
  • Tables and chairs for lunch if needed (lunch will not be provided by John Moore and must be brought with each student)
  • Restroom facilities

Location:

10005 West Sam Houston Pkwy North, Houston, TX 77064 (Conveniently located in Northwest Houston, right on the Beltway - Find on Google Map)

School Districts:

  • Aldine ISD
  • Alief ISD
  • Channelview ISD
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Crosby ISD
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Deer Park ISD
  • Galena Park ISD
  • Houston ISD
  • Huffman ISD
  • Humble ISD
  • Katy ISD
  • Klein ISD
  • La Porte ISD
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pearland ISD
  • Sheldon ISD
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • Spring ISD
  • Stafford MSD
  • Tomball ISD
Don Valentine and James McIngvale
Don Valentine, owner of John Moore Services and Jim McIngvale (aka, Mattress Mack), owner of Gallery Furniture participating at a JMExperience event.

Availability:

  • Our field trips are available upon request based on limited availability
  • The maximum capacity per day is 70 students. The minimum requirement is 50 students.

Schedule:

(This schedule can be modified slightly depending on lunch requirements)

  • 9-9:15am Buses arrive/get settled
  • 9:15-9:30am Welcome and overview
  • 9:30am-12:30pm Activity stations
  • 12:30-12:45pm Conclusion
  • 12:45pm Buses depart

*Students can stay for lunch after at our facility if needed

Other Information:

  • Our field trips are only available for Greater Houston-area schools, 2nd through 5th grade levels. At this time, we are not accepting homeschoolers or individual bookings.
  • We ask that the schools provide at least 1 chaperone for every 10 students.
  • We ask that the schools divide their students into 6 even groups before arriving to save time. These groups will simultaneously rotate through the different activity stations.

Contact Us to Book Your School:

For more information or to book a field trip for your school, please contact Claire Valentine, or submit the form below and we will follow up with you.

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