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EarthFest Education Expedition: Listen, Learn, Stamp, Win!
Journey through EarthFest to expand your horizons and win prizes! Travel through EarthFest Village with the Enviro-Characters, watch demonstrations from vendors, and learn from keynote speakers to earn entries into a grand prize drawing. Each participant will receive a small prize for their efforts.
Youth Area: Crafts & Active Games
The Innovation Station will be our “free build” area for crafts. Kids will be able to approach the station and build anything out of the provided recyclable materials. If kids want, and with the guidance of volunteers, we will provide several pre-made example crafts.
- Coloring Station
- Pop Top Necklace
- Sock or Sleeve Puppet
- T-shirt Bags
- Cardboard Paper Roll Planter
- Cardboard Paper Roll Matchbox Car
- Cardboard Paper Roll Airplane
- Cardboard Paper Roll Snake
- Cardboard Marionette Bird
- Cardboard Tube Owl
- Pet Rock with Knox Rocks Facebook Group
- Recycle Relay Race
- Giant Environmental Matching Game
Community Partners at or near the Youth Area hosting events and activities:
- Knox County Storm Water will be hosting their Enviroscape.
- Knoxville City Schools will be hosting their Recycled Art Show.
- Knox Makers will be hosting Brenda the Bike Blender and recycled paper demo.
- Monsters Made With Love & Bearden High Environmental club will be hosting a self-love sewing workshop, beginning at 11:00 and again at 2:00.
- Kundalini Rising will be teaching kid’s yoga workshops at 11:00, 11:30, and 1:00.
- Sierra Club will be hosting pine cone bird feeders and leaf rubbing.
East Tennessee Clean Fuels will host an AFV showcase featuring: a Tesla Model X, the University of Tennessee EcoCar (a Camaro that has been entirely rebuilt by UT students to run as an AFV!), a City of Knoxville propane lawn mower, and a Nissan LEAF.
Clean Fuels will give two presentations about alternative fuels during the day. The first is entitled “Driving Electric in Tennessee: What’s the Emissions Footprint?;” the second presentation will be “What Alternative Fuels & Vehicles are Available in East Tennessee?” The Clean fuel showcase will be located on the main lawn next behind the food/drink area.
Goodwill Pop-up Shop
When you shop at Goodwill, not only are you keeping great clothes out of the landfill, but you are helping to fund job training programs in our community. Goodwill will be hosting a mini Popup Shop at Earthfest, featuring a hand-selected assortment of pre-loved clothes. Get a sneak peak at some of the items they’ll be bringing by liking Goodwill Industries-Knoxville on Facebook.
KUB Gift Card Incentive
We will provide energy efficiency and water conservation information. We will have onsite registration for customers to enroll in paperless billing, with a $5 gift card incentive and LED bulb (while supplies last). We are also working on another give away.
Free Flying Lessons and offer AcroYoga flight demonstrations!
Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum
Onsite Vermicomposting Demo
Native Plant Rescue Squad
Native plant sale
Interactive Invasive plant art project
Plant/seed sale and giveaway
I Bike Knox
Give one-on-one classes for children or adults that want to improve riding skills
We will have Mister Solar on site- our solar powered misting golf cart equipped with charging ports
We will some quick lessons on bike mechanics..
Knox County Soil Conservation District
Enviroscape demonstration and we will be giving away coloring books, crayons and posters.
Knox County Stormwater
Pond Gap Gardens
We plan to have an interactive composting demonstration, raise awareness about the permaculture education garden at Pond Gap Elementary, and give away starter plants
provide safe space for nursing mothers
Drawing for free tickets!
Sustainable Future Center
exhibiting a chicken coop and an electric car (Tesla X)
Knoxville Foraging Group/ Wisteria Herbs
Wild plant education. Herbalism/Health education as well as opportunity to forage around KBGA for herbs!
U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
tie dye activity using iron oxide pigment from mine drainage.
Smoky Mts Hiking Club
demonstrate trail building equipment
Drawing for a cool ‘Doggie Cart’
Tennessee Water Technology
Exhibit our whole home and reverse osmosis water purification systems
Tree Giveaway (by City of Knoxville)
The City of Knoxville Tree Board will give away trees while supplies