The iDiscovery Safari was held at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds of Friday, February 26.

Several schools from districts around the area brought their students to the event to educate and entertain them while encouraging them to think about what they may want to do when they get older.

The total of students that attended is estimated to be around 1,500 yet because this is a free event that was also open to parents who wished to bring their children that are not yet school age, it is difficult to get an accurate number.

Exhibitors were present from different industries, public services, and institutions of higher education. Some of the children were excited by the Robstown Fire Department with their trucks and because two children from each class group were allowed to try on the firefighter's protective gear.

Another booth that got attention from several of the children was Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Engineering and Computer Science booth. The Engineering Department brought along a few remote control drones to help show the practical applications of engineering. The Computer Science Department had a couple of laptops with some examples of different programming projects including one video game example and a virtual reality glove that allowed participants to handle a computer generated flower on another laptop.

There were also plumbers, welders, a radio broadcasting table showcasing some of the history of music such as a record player and records.

According to one of the organizers, Janet Cunningham, the iDiscovery Safari has been a success every year that it has been done, but they are always looking to try to expand for the next event. Their goal is to provide the kids with the opportunity to see as many occupations as possible while making it as fun and informative as they can.

With that in mind organizers hope that they've helped to inspire area children to seek out a viable profession that will help to serve the coastal bend area in the future.