FUN FOR KIDS

Greenfest 2017 had boatloads of fun for kids of all ages!

We had a Pollinator Parade!

Kids came dressed in their best pollinator costumes (think bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and even spiders!), and lots of youngsters visited the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine booth onsite to make their own stingers, wings, and antennae. We followed the Greenfest Queen Bee as she marched right through the center of the event, up on the stage, and back again. Co-organized with the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine with guidance from the Maine Audubon!

Origami Craft

The Maine Audubon joined us onsite with a great paper folding craft – from a caterpillar to a butterfly!


Art-making all day!

Thanks to our friends at eco kids, we had awesome, eco-friendly, non-toxic art supplies for kids of all ages! (And some of you bought some to take home from their vending booth!) Kids this year unleashed their inner Picasso as they showed Greenfest what steps THEY take to save the planet!

Chuck It in the Bucket!

Garbage to Garden had a fun game at their booth to demonstrate what can go in your compost bucket! (Spoiler alert – there’s not much that CAN’T go in your compost bucket!)

Thank you to our generous partners:

Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine offers theatre productions and programs, weekly educational programming and a safe, fun place for children and families to play in downtown Portland, Maine. The Museum & Theatre’s 20+ exhibits, 100+ free weekly educational programs, five annual mainstage theatre productions and dozens of outreach opportunities are best enjoyed by children ages six months to 10 years old.

 

At our Portland Greenfest table

Make bee wings and antennas out of recycled material and join in the Pollinator Parade happening at noon! Afterwards you’ll be able to take them home and pollinate flowers at your very own home.


Eco-Kids

Meet Cammie, Kip & their kids Jack, Maggie and Gus. They are eco-kids® — a family run business that produces all natural art supplies. It began simply, as all good things do, with the molding dough recipe Cammie’s mom made for her as a child. After incorporating natural ingredients into the recipe, the dough was transformed into eco-dough, rich in color, soft in texture, with a delicate aroma like no other. In 2008 Cammie and Kip began selling it at farmers markets. From there, eco-kids® evolved.

This family business lives by their mantra — creative play the natural way. Products are developed with this belief in mind. From using non-toxic, natural ingredients to the unique packaging, eco-kids® works with environmentally friendly companies from around the United States to bring you fresh ideas in the world of art supplies.

The kids test and ensure the art supplies are fun to play with — after all, that’s what it’s all about.

Garbage to Garden

Garbage to Garden is a mission-based Portland company that was founded in 2012 in order to make composting accessible to everyone. Garbage to Garden offers residential and commercial composting services for households, businesses, schools and events. From humble beginnings in a second-floor Portland apartment, Garbage to Garden has become the most subscribed-to composting company in all of the United States. Garbage to Garden currently services Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Brunswick, Bath and Arlington, Belmont & Somerville, MA.

 

Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation, and action.  With its roots in the Maine Institute of Natural Science (1837) and the Portland Natural History Society (1843), and with over 20,000 active members and supporters, Maine Audubon is the state’s oldest and largest wildlife conservation organization.  Our professional staff provides programming year-round at our Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth and Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden, and seasonally at Scarborough Marsh.  From Maine’s North Woods to its southern coast, our eight sanctuaries and centers offer diverse habitats for recreation and education to over 50,000 visitors a year, from across Maine, the U.S., and around the world.

Please note Greenfest does not provide childcare – parents, please do not leave your children unattended.