NCCL’s 9th Annual Kids’ Greenfest & Book Swap

 

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A Sustainability Festival for the Whole Family – Filled with Hands-On Activities, Music, Food, Animals, Storytelling and More! 

Since 2010, Kids’ Greenfest has provided child-centered, hands-on activities from sustainability experts and presenters who share practical, easy methods for changes everyone can make. Important areas focused on are:

Renewable energy
Energy conservation
Wildlife conservation
Locally made or grown products

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View the 2018 Schedule of Events

Download printable Schedule & Map:
Sunny Day Map  •  Rainy Day Map

KIDS!
Bring a few books and swap them out for new-to-you books!

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“While many green expos are focused on products and are geared towards adults, our goal is to empower children through educational activities that help them see practical changes they can make with their families. Sustainability is a journey for each of us. Who better to help lead us on this journey than our children?” – NCCL Faculty

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2018 Greenfest Highlights Include

Check back for regular updates or download the Schedule of Events

HUNTERS OF THE SKY

Join naturalist Dawn White from Indian Run Environmental Education Center (IREEC) for an up-close look at birds of prey and their adaptations for survival. A visit from owls, and a hawk, as well as biofacts to discover, will interest children and adults alike in learning more about these amazing hunters of the sky.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IREEC

ACTIVITY (Noon-1pm)
Dissect an owl pellet and see if you can guess what their favorite food is!

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GET THE BUZZ ON BEES

Join beekeeper Rober Bauer, a member of the Delaware Beekeepers Association, to learn all things bees and beekeeping and see a honeycomb oozing with yummy honey.

Interested in beekeeping? Visit  Delaware Beekeepers Association for more info and to attend free monthly meetings.

ACTIVITY
Using a flashlight, see if you can locate the Queen!

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SWEET PEEPS

UD 4H member Kaitlin Klair fills kids in on embryology and will have irresistible baby chicks.

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Amazing Raffle Item #1

WIN A WEEK OF SUMMER CAMP VALUED AT $500!

Don’t miss your chance at this amazing opportunity! Arts, athletics, adventure, watersports…Camp Saginaw is a premier summer camp in PA loaded with activities for boys and girls ages four to fifteen to discover and excel at new activities, increase self-confidence, and develop life-long friendships.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMP

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THE EARTH BENEATH US

Naturalists from the Delaware Museum of Natural History will be here to help kids understand how fossils are formed, what they’re made of and how long they can last.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DNHM

ACTIVITY
Kids…dig for your very own fossil!

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EYE ON THE SKY

Join folks from the Delaware Astrological Society and learn more about our sun – what it’s made of and what makes it sustainable.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DAS

ACTIVITY
Look at the sun through a solar telescope!

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Amazing Raffle Item #2

WIN A WEEK OF SUMMER BALLET CAMP VALUED AT $280!

Here’s another amazing opportunity from Mid-Atlantic Ballet! Win a week of Summer Ballet Camp for kids under 10. Date options are 6/18-22 or 6/25-29 or 7/30-8/3.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMP

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PRESERVING DELAWARE

Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden unlike any other. Learn how we’re preserving more than 500 acres of vital natural lands right here in Delaware.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MT. CUBA CENTER

ACTIVITY
Let’s plant some seeds!

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WATER IS LIFE KENYA

Clean drinking water – we take it for granted that it will be there when we turn on the tap. But for women living in remote villages in Southern Kenya, they can expect to walk up to 4 miles to fill jugs with clean water and then carry it back…every day. Meet a few of these amazing women who know just how precious water is.

NCCL School is proud to be involved with this organization for many years and last year our students raised enough money to drill new wells in several villages.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER IS LIFE KENYA

ACTIVITY
Set out on a mini water walk.

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Amazing Raffle Item #3

WIN A WEEK OF JEDI TRAINING CAMP VALUED AT $200!

Who doesn’t want to join Korean Martial Arts Institute for a free week of Jedi Training? Included are a basic uniform and a small lightsaber. May the Force be with you!

LEARN MORE ABOUT KMAI

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ENGAGEMENT IS DEFINITELY SUSTAINABLE

Meet with students for lively and informative discussions about UD’s Community Engagement Initiative – focusing on what makes every community strong: Improving public education, health, and environmental quality; encouraging economic development; and expanding arts and cultural programs that enrich quality of life.

LEARN MORE

ACTIVITY
Add your personal style to a reusable cloth shopping bag.

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PROTECTING OUR HOME

The Delaware chapter was established to work on projects to protect Delaware’s environment. We work on water protection, climate protection, and habitat protection throughout the state. Come talk to us about your concerns about Delaware’s environmental health.

LEARN MORE

ACTIVITY
Understanding the impact of plastic bags

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WE’LL BE BROADCASTING LIVE!

Be here from 10-12 as our friends at WSTW broadcast our festival LIVE!

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And More!

View the 2018 Schedule of Events

Download printable Schedule & Map:
Sunny Day Map  •  Rainy Day Map

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Exclusive NCCL School
Featured Activities Include

BOOK SWAP!
Kids can bring gently used books to trade for more books. This is a fun and smart way to recycle.

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NCCL’s OWN SMOOTHIE BIKE!
A hit every year! People can’t wait to hop on our blender bike and pedal their way to a refreshing fruit smoothie!

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BIKE RODEO, CLINIC, and SALES with NEWARK BIKE PROJECT!
Bring your bikes and get your summer transportation in tiptop shape. After a quick tune-up, kids and adults can try their skills at our bike rodeo.

 

Exhibitors, Events, Activities, and Schedule subject to change.