One of the great things about having young children is that they find beauty and wonder in the things we take for granted. My boys get so excited to see a bird at our bird feeder, or to find a pine cone on the ground. There is a beauty in creation that we often don’t notice because we’ve become so used to it. Through the eyes of a child, our world is a new and magical place.
It’s important to teach our children about the beauty of the world, and also how to preserve that beauty and become responsible citizens. The Earth Day Indiana Festival at White River State Park is a great opportunity to do just that. This free event allows children and families to learn more about environmental protection, conservation, and sustainable living. There are fantastic exhibits and children’s activities that will allow you to learn more about what Indiana is doing to work toward greener living. All aspects of a better environment are represented here – from clean energy, to recycling, to preserving wildlife, and more.
While attending the festival, be sure to stop by the Indiana’s Family of Farmers booth. Visitors will get to spin the always awesome “Wheel of Ag” and learn more about how Indiana farmers are working to make our state and our world a better place. In the children’s tent, IFOF will be helping the kiddos plant popcorn seeds in biodegradable CowPots to celebrate the Year of Popcorn at the Indiana State Fair.
The Earth Day Indiana Festival is happening this Saturday, April 27th at White River State Park in Indianapolis from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is FREE and is appropriate for kids of all ages. In addition to the Earth Day activities, there will be great music and delicious food to enjoy. Come out and be a part of this great event, and celebrate the beautiful world we’ve been given – and learn how to preserve it!
This post is sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers. I am proud to be an Indiana’s Family of Farmers Ambassador, and all opinions expressed are my own.