Environmental education and hands on learning is a key component of the Festival. Educational Activity booths are scattered throughout the event’s themed neighborhood areas.
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BUILD: DIY & HOMESTEADING
BWorks (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Neighborhood, 34)
Bicycle Maintenance: Learn how to change a flat tire on the go.
Deer Creek Watershed Alliance (Nature & Outdoor RecreationNeighborhood, 127)
RainScaping for Water Quality: Evaluate different sustainable landscaping options, like rain gardens, bioswales and diverse plantings to intercept and disperse rain as it falls, and increase water absorption by soil and plants.
Farmhouse1807 (Farmer’s Market, 147 )
Wool spinning: See how fleece looks right off the animal and learn the process for processing into threads for garments.
CREATE: ARTS & CRAFTS
St. Louis City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG) (Art & Crafts Neighborhood, 207)
CD Mandalas: Transform old CDs into mandala artworks.
Sew Good and Trendy (Arts & Crafts Neighborhood, 209)
Cloth Blossoms: Transform ‘scrap’ fabric into stylish and unique wearable flowers.
Our Colorful Earth (Arts & Crafts Neighborhood, 208)
Recycled Whirligigs: Make a whirligig toy using recycled string or yarn and lids.
Greenway Network (Nature & Outdoor Recreation Neighborhood, 133)
Sun Painting with Invasive Plant Species: Create a sun painting using invasive plant species leaves to form a light impression on fabric.
Perennial & Upcycle Exchange (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Neighborhood, 36)
Upcycled Crafting: Transform ‘waste’ materials into something useful: Use salvaged paper of all kinds to bind a notebook for all your thoughts, or grab vintage envelopes and make a mini accordion folder to organize recipes, receipts or even garden seeds.
DISCOVER: ANIMALS, NATURE & SCIENCE
Rockwood Summit High School Biodiesel Project (Transportation & Alternative Fuels Neighborhood, 155)
Biodiesel Project: Students and teachers educate about how waste vegetable oil can be recycled into usable products, demonstrating how waste vegetable oil can be recycled into fuel for diesel equipment and glycerin soap.
Culver Way Ecovillage (Energy & Green Building Neighborhood, 5)
Climate Odds: We’ve “stacked the dice” in favor of warmer weather and extreme weather events – roll giant dice to forecast what the upcoming year has in store, then learn about what actions you can take to cut greenhouse gas emissions and advocate for effective climate legislation.
The Audubon Center at Riverlands (Nature & Outdoor Recreation, 119)
Early Birding – Identifying Common Birds: Learn how to identify birds while in the field (or your own backyard) to gain a greater understanding of what is around you and better appreciate your natural surroundings.
US Army Corps of Engineers/Meeting of the Rivers Foundation (Nature & Outdoor Recreation)
Our Mississippi – Reconnecting to Our River: Find out what citizens can do to take action and promote a sustainable river and watershed ecosystem for present and future generations, (based on special educator’s curriculum designed for 5th and 6th grade students).
River Hills Traveler (Nature & Outdoor Recreation, 125)
The Land and Life of Missouri Karst: Learn about caves, springs, rivers and karst of Eastern and South Central Missouri, discover how these landscapes occur and why they are excellent recreational lands, but vulnerable to groundwater pollution and misuse.
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary (Nature & Outdoor Recreation, 101)
Tiger Trivia: Test your matching skills in the Tiger Stripe Matching Game, learn about tiger habitat loss and touch real tiger teeth, claws and whiskers.
Endangered Wolf Center (Nature & Outdoor Recreation, 102)
Wolf Turf – Can Your Pack Survive?: Play an active game – “Wolf Turf”, where each ‘pack’ will need to hunt to feed all its members.
PERFORM: MUSIC & STORYTELLING
Missouri Coalition for the Environment (Arts & Crafts Neighborhood, 197)
Water Tales Puppet Show & Creative Cairns: Hear stories about the importance of keeping our water, air and land clean. Puppet shows start every 15 minutes. Also, learn about the “Watershed Cairns” project and its effort to bring awareness to the importance of our watershed. Create your own cairns (stone markers) for your watershed. Special guests: Josh Rowan and Lindbergh High School drama students and local artist Libby Reuter.
Central Methodist University (Arts & Crafts Neighborhood, 190)
Recycled Band: Join the recyclable band with a shaker, guitar or kazoo. Transform every day objects into artful instruments of your choice!