Math 3: Jobs in Our Parks

Park maintenance isn't just a walk in the... well, you know where we're going with this.

3rd GradeMath
Elementary and Middle School3rd Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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But these parks don't keep running by magic.

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There isn't some slide you can rub that'll make a genie pop out and mow the lawn and

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maintain all the sports equipment. [Genie mowing the lawn]

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Luckily for us, and for exhausted genies everywhere, there are lots of people who do these jobs. [Genie faints and a park maintenance man takes over]

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You might have a lot of fun at the splash park during the day…

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…but once it closes down for the night, workers show up to clean the equipment so [Workers with a mop and other cleaning equipment]

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that it's ready for the next day.

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Plus, if they're ahead of schedule, they can take a few minutes to make sure the equipment's [One of the cleaners looking wet and unhappy]

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still fun.

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We think they've earned it.

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Plants are a big concern when it comes to keeping a park in working order.

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Grass needs to be cut… [Woman on a sit on lawnmower]

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…gardeners need to water, trim, and care for all of the plants growing in the gardens…

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…and arborists need to trim the trees that are getting just a bit too tall. [Arborist up a tree looking scared]

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After all, what fun is climbing a tree if it never ends?

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Well…it is cheaper than renting a rocket ship…

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Sports equipment also needs a lot of attention. [Unhappy woman looking at flat basketballs]

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Whether that means replacing basketball hoops or repairing tennis nets, park employees are

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hard at work keeping the sports equipment in our parks fun and safe.

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Some of them are also hard at work trying to come up with the next super fun sports [Man sat at a desk coming up with ideas]

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craze, but we think tennisbasketball still has some kinks that need to be worked out. [Man hitting a basketball with a tennis racket]

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Last but not least, there's lots of stuff that needs to be cleaned up.

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In fall, that means raking up fallen leaves…

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…in winter shoveling and plowing all the snow… [Man clearing snow from the front of his house]

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…and all year round, emptying out trash cans. [Rubbish being dumped]

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Believe it or not, leaving huge piles of trash around a park isn't exactly the best idea.

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Unless you're really into playing in big piles of trash…and for the sake of everyone around [Boy jumps into trash pile]

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you, we really hope you're not.