Cool Things to Do at the NW SolarFest KIDZone

Saturday, July 15, 2017

NW SolarFest, Saturday, July 22, 10am - 5pm, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133, FREE.

Bring the kids to NW SolarFest and enjoy the KIDZone.

Located in the grassy area behind the theater, the KIDzone draws you into the beautiful landscape of the college and provides a safe place for kids to explore the activities.

Building workshop with Home Depot
The Insect Safari

Learn about the amazing world of insects. View an extensive collection of preserved specimens and have your questions answered by expert entomologist Don Ehlen. Bug enthusiasts of all ages are welcome!

Live Voltage Demonstration, Puget Sound Energy

Learn about safety around power lines at this live 12,000 volt demonstration with real live arcs and sparks presented by PSE Energy Educator, Greg Parkinson.

Building Workshop

Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a project in the KIDZone.

Kids will have a choice of bug catchers, boats, small toolboxes or helicopters. Presented by Home Depot.

Solar Mini Car Give-a-Way

Kids, fill out you energy pledge at the KIDZone tent and receive your own mini solar car. Kids only, adults can purchase mini solar cars at the Solar Store.

Have fun racing your solar car on the track in the KIDZone.

Join Susan Bernado and Courtenay Fletcher, Author and Illustrator,

Reading The Big Adventures of Tiny House

The Big Adventures of Tiny House is a story about an old farmhouse that gets recycled into something new: TINY, a little house with a big heart – and WHEELS!

Visiting from California, Susan and Courtenay will be doing several readings and signings throughout the day. Also, visit them at the Tiny House Expeditions display to purchase the book. Book sales will benefit the Low Income Housing Institute's (LIHI) tiny house villages for the homeless!

Reading schedule
  • 10:30 KIDZone
  • 12:30 Theater
  • 2:30 Theater (right before screening of “Living Tiny Legally”)

Build your own Trail Mix

Kids, come by, say hi to Edmonds PCC Natural Markets staff, and build your own trail mix! Choose from 5 different yummy items, and see examples of just a few of the items that we carry in the bulk section of the store! Buying in bulk is a way of cutting back on waste of product, packaging and funds.

We look forward to seeing you at the KIDZone between 10am-2pm.

Shoreline Community College Summer Movie Time
The Lorax, 11 am, Theater
FREE!

"Unless someone like you ... cares a whole awful lot ... nothing is going to get better ... It's not."

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

Face Painting

Melissa will be offering face painting from 10am-2pm.

Bee Hive jive!
Bee Hive Jive!

Dance like bees with Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy puppets as we take a music and movement filled adventure in a bee hive.

Buzz with the bees to gather pollen, fertilize plants and help make our food. Examine a bee’s life cycle from egg to adult. Explore how bee communities work together gather food and raise baby bees. www.gardenwithlisa.com

See Lisa at 3pm.

Other Activities in the KIDZone

Check out the hand pump, the solar fountains, and games from recycled materials. Several photo opportunities are available, look for the giant monarch and the NW SolarFest suns.

Visit the alpaca in the exhibit area.



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