2010 Kids Expo Activities
Loving our Home… the Earth
Community partnerships come together for a Children’s Sensory Exploration of Environmental Awareness and Issues. Discover in a cave, dream with clouds, tend a garden, do the Green Trail Sustainability Hunt, or be a part of the Community Arts Project. Engage and let your creative self shine as you learn how to care more for the earth we all share.
As an recipient of LUFGC Government’s Department of Environmental Quality and Lex Arts EcoART Grant, the Youth Expo expands with a colorful array of Eco Art Activities to engage at multiple levels . Educational partners providing hands on activities and exhibits include Blue Grass Pride, KY Artist Yolantha Harrison - Pace, Clear Creek Media , Mitch Barrett, RavenWood Center Eco Heart Programs, Jan Durham KY Wool Artist , Educator Miles Johnson and more.
“Jump In” Media Workshop - A two-day Eco-Media Workshop for students ages 13-18, led by the Clear Creek Media team, teaching camera equipment usage, film and interview techniques; plus on-the job training as they film and interview educators and attendees and document the GreenExpo experience.
Youth Song Writing Workshop – A two-day Eco-Songwriting Workshop with multi-award winning songwriter and performer Mitch Barrett. Mitch will lead students ages 12-18 through the songwriting process until they have a finished product. The song will be performed on the music stage at 3 PM on Sunday, October 31st. See below for other performance times. Workshops courtesy of LFUCG Dept for Environmental Quality and LexArts.
Yolantha Harrison-Pace - Children's Ambassador to Haiti, Kentucky Arts Council Performance Arts Specialist, Poet, Playwright and Award Winning Author, Humanitarian Author of the Year, Poet of the Year, and one of America's Top 100 Literary Divas. Visit with Yolantha while learning to sew with recycled fabrics and GREEN Puppet making. See below for reading.
Green Stand Stage - Sing, speak, dance, read, observe, dress up and play! Open stage times are Saturday 10am to 12:30pm, 2:45 to 4 pm and 5 to 6 pm + Sunday 12 to 12:45pm and 5 to 6pm – Courtesy of Ravenwood Center.
Saturday 12:15 PM & Sunday 3 PM - Mitch Barrett, multi-award winning songwriter and performer plays a set of his original music. The Sunday set begins with the song from the songwriting workshop above.
Sat. & Sun. 4:30 pm - “Costume Energy Parade for Kids” - Children and adults generate energy and excitement as they parade though expo and outside exhibits in costume with props. Bring your kids to the Kids Expo before 4 pm to make props, then meet at the Green Stand stage by 4:30 dressed for the parade. Wear your own recycled theme or earth inspired costume or dress at Green Stand Stage.
Sunday at 2:30 PM - Hear Yolantha Harrison-Pace read from her new book "NOBODY KNOWS THE HAITI I'VE SEEN” - On the Youth Green Stand Stage in the Kid’s Expo
TREATS!!! Decorate an Environmentally Friendly Treat Bag to gather treats along the Green Trail
Green Trail: Pick up a Green Trail form at Kermit’s Table and go on a Scavenger Hunt for GreenWords. Return to register to enter a drawing for GREEN CASH!
The Great Pumpkin Patch! – Choose a pumpkin in the Sun Space & decorate it in the Kids’ Expo
Youth ECO-MEDIA Showcase - Featuring Messmer Media, Green Team Video Winners & more
Fabric of our Lives - Weave your part of a community art piece and add your pledge for helping the earth and understanding the connectivity of all strands of life - Courtesy of Ravenwood Center.
Recycling Drop Off – Drop off your recyclables at any time during the GreenExpo
“TOPS OFF” Recycling Education Game - Guess the Number of Caps in a Container for a chance to win a prize.
EcoArt Activity Tables! Made possible by LUFGC Department of Environmental Quality & LexArts
+ Register to win a One Night Stay at a Kentucky State Park!
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