Austin Earth Day 2012 featured loads of cool activities for kids.
The Casey Elementary Fittest Family Contest, sponsored by Whole Earth Provision Company, was an opportunity for families to participate in a group fitness activity! Completing an obstacle course together, creating a healthy snack from ingredients that were on hand and winning a $10 gift certificate to Whole Earth! Not too shabby!
The Tiny Tails to You! Petting Zoo featured an exotic array of kid-friendly animals for our earth-friendly kids!
There was a 90 ft. Eco-Maze at AEDF2012. Plus…
The City of Austin’s “Cody Car”, a Prius decked out with equipment to display informative videos for kids.
Be Groovy Be Green performed on the kids stage and and facilitate a booth where kids create Green Arts and Crafts and play their new Iiteractive “Trash, Compost, Recycle” Game! Face painting by Patty Paints Faces!
Plus… Casey’s Fittest Family Contest! Families worked a fun obstacle course, to “make a healthy snack” and win a prize.
Kids Stage Schedule
12:20 Be Groovy Be Green! Beatrice the Seriously Bummed Out Fish and “You Gotta Be Eco-Active!” Song Interactive story-telling and singing www.begroovybegreen.yolasite.com
12:50 Marcus Magic Earthly Magic! www.marcuseddie.com
1:20 Spark! Theatre Puppeteers: Enjoy theatre designed for the very young at heart as SPARK! Theatre shares moments of their interactive performances that explore the world outside. www.sparktheatre.net
1:50 Tiny Tails to You An interactive story time followed by our Old MacDonald sing-a-long introduction to our animals www.tinytailstoyou.com
2:20 Be Groovy Be Green! Lanelle the Coolest Cactus Lady and the “You Gotta Be Eco-Active!” Song Interactive story-telling and singing www.begroovybegreen.yolasite.com
2:50 The Fairy Godmother Academy Jan Bozarth, author of the popular books, The Fairy Godmother Academy, will read and perform songs from the series with Amy Atchley. Fairies will be in attendance! www.fairygodmotheracademy.com/
3:10 Tiny Tails to You An interactive story time followed by our Old MacDonald sing-a-long introduction to our animals. www.tinytailstoyou.com
3:40 Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds with Puppet Tunes and Tales A live music combo performing original puppet stories in 3 part harmony. www.greensongs.com/jilljarboe/
4:00 Hula Hooping with Michelle Michelle Amaranth of Pandora’s Healing Hoops is demonstrating Hoop Dance techniques. www.happycreativelife.com
4:30 Keep Austin Wild Ranger David Papke will bring his own pet snakes to help teach the kids about the wonderful wildlife of Central Texas. Using animal skins and skulls, David will talk about adaptations of certain animals and give the kids lots of cool wildlife facts! www.austintexas.gov/department/park-rangers