a resource fair for sustainable lifestyles

Next Living Lightly Fair: September 2018 | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

For Children

Hands-on activities just for kids!

From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Ocean Clean Up (best for ages 5 – 12): Have you ever wondered what it takes to clean up the ocean? In this interactive activity, discover how waste enters our ocean ecosystems, and try your hand at cleaning up the pollution. Spoiler alert – prevention is key!

Water Filter Challenge (best for ages 8+): Where does our water come from? What happens before it comes out of our tap? In this water filter challenge, you become the scientist as you design and build a water filter using a variety of materials. Which designs work best? How can we keep our water clean?

Read to a Pet (all ages): Read a book to a four-legged friend from the Muncie Animal Shelter. Choose a free book from our gently used children’s collection and then spend time with rescued animals. Experts from the Muncie Animal Shelter will be present to discuss animal welfare, care and adoption. Participants also will learn why it’s important to appropriately dispose of pet waste. Whether participants read just a few pages or the whole book, they can take home the used book (while supplies last!).

Upcycled Planter (best for ages 8+): Create a beautiful self-watering planter using recycled materials. Then plant an herb in your new container to take home. After you leave the fair, continue to think about what else you can upcycle. **This event will have only 2 sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ball State Clay Guild

Come Fly With Us!: Create a bat, bird, bee or butterfly with the help of art students and local potters with the Ball State University Clay Guild. All ages are invited to be creative with an Earth-friendly and 100% reusable medium – clay!



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