Children's Activities / Education

Every year at the Aurora GreenFest we make sure that there are plenty of activities for kids.  We want the GreenFest to be an annual event that parents look forward to as a fun, meaningful day to spend with the whole family.  Activities include things like making hats from newspapers, which is one way to teach children about reusing one thing to make something new, instead of throwing it away.  We have lots of nature exhibits to help children and grown-ups connect with the environment.  Through these connections we all learn more about caring for the environment.  Children are the future.  They need to know how to take care of our beautiful earth when we pass it on to them.

Action for Animals
Aurora, IL | 630-566-5996
Information, Literature, and Vegan Recipes
www.afa-online.org

AFA operates under the simple principle that animals do not exist for humans to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. We promote a Vegan lifestyle. AFA strives to end animal suffering through educational outreach, demonstrations, and media involvement.

Aurora Girl Scouts
Aurora, IL | 630-688-2022
Youth organization. Adult volunteers.

Craft project -- natural art / conservation theme.

Aurora Public Library
Aurora, IL | 630-264-4145
Public Library
www.aurorapubliclibrary.org

Promoting our services, including digital and online formats, as well as upcoming events and programs. Emphasis will be on the ways the library supports preservation of the environment, reduces waste, and encourages communal resource sharing. We will likely have library card registration available, too.

Cub Scouts Pack 8392
Aurora, IL | 630-688-2022
Youth organization. Adult volunteers.

Registration information. Natural or conservation themed craft or game. Cub Scout Program fundraising items.

East Aurora High School ECO Club
Aurora, IL | 847-772-8253
Educating and Raising Awareness about Environmental Issues
www.d131.org

Blender Bike Smoothies, Smencils, Bamboo Silverware and other Environmental Friendly Products

Fox Valley Beekeepers Association
Far West Suburbs, IL | 630-423-6245
Fostering the Success of Area Beekeepers
www.foxvalleybeekeepers.org

We'll have an observation hive!!  The Fox Valley Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to enriching, energizing, engaging and/or disseminating information relating to all aspects of the biology of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.

Incredible Bats
New Lenox, IL | 815-485-2259
We Love Bats
www.incrediblebats.com

With our experience and knowledge, we want to dispel the myths surrounding these misunderstood creatures. The performer will display two different species of live fruit bats and at least one striped skunk, sugar glider, opossum and small reptiles.

Pancake (The Clown)
Aurora, IL
Art from the Heart
Face Painting, balloon tying and magic
Red Oak Nature Center
Batavia, IL | 630-299-5198
Red Oak Nature Center of the Fox Valley Park District
www.redoaknaturecenter.info

Ambassador Table with facility information and potential to include a live specimen and biofacts for visitors to explore

Rural King
Plano, IL | 630-552-8754
Farm Store
www.ruralking.com

Baby Chicks

SciTech Hands On Museum
Aurora, IL | 630-859-3434
Science and Technology Hands-On Museum
www.scitechmuseum.org

Hands on science activities for all ages

SOAR - Save Our American Raptors
Earlville, IL | 815-312-1206
Dedicated to the Welfare of our Native Birds-of-Prey
www.soar-inc.org

SOAR's Purposes: educate the public on the importance of raptors and habitat; promote the scientific study of free-living raptors; train raptor handlers to help improve conditions for all raptors in captivity; help resolve human/raptor conflicts.

St. Luke's Christian Academy, Montgomery
Montgomery, IL | 630-881-5954
Serving Children from Preschool through 8th Grade. Providing Core Academics and Christian-Based Life Skills, Including Being Good Stewards of the Environment.
www.stlcacademy.com

Our exhibit will feature scientific projects that are used in teaching the children the importance of caring for the environment. In the spirit of recycling, we will be distributing free value children's books to the children attending.

Waldorf School of DuPage
Warrenville, IL | 630-836-9400
Information about Waldorf Education
www.waldorfdupage.org

Waldorf education is a holistic teaching method that doesn’t just rely on intellect but rather engages a child’s entire being for learning. Every subject is taught through art, music, movement, and story, allowing students with a variety of learning styles to thrive and achieve deeper comprehension.

World Class Tae Kwon Do
Aurora, IL | 716-908-7451
Martial Arts Classes for Children, Adults, and Families
www.illinoistkd.com

Mini-lessons for kids and info about programming at our center.

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