Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
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Free Outdoor Recreation Resource Fair to be held April 18

Co-hosted by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum & Milwaukee County Parks

By - Mar 21st, 2014 05:39 pm

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks, will host the Outdoor Recreation Resource Fair on Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The family-friendly fair will feature environmental education programs and highlight southeastern Wisconsin’s best places for outdoor activities.

The free event will be held on the first level of the Miller Pavilion at O’Donnell Park (the Museum is located on the second level or the Miller Pavilion), 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Admission to the Museum is not required.

Visitors will be able to visit organizations’ booths and enjoy demonstrations, performances, crafts, activities and more – and have the chance to meet the US Forest Service’s Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl! Participating organizations (as of March 21) are:

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Boy Scouts of America
Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail
Havenwoods State Forest
Hawthorne Glen Outdoor Education Center
Ice Age Trail Alliance (Waukesha/Milwaukee County and Walworth/Jefferson CountyChapters)
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
Kompost Kids
Lakeshore State Park
Milwaukee County Parks
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
USDA Forest Service
Wehr Nature Center
Wisconsin Bike Fed

The Anderson Insect Zoo, presented by Anderson Pest Solutions, will offer kids the chance to see and touch real insects from 10 a.m. – noon. Kohl’s Wild Theater will present fun, interactive shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Fair aims to provide families with resources to live more sustainable and healthy lifestyles, complementing the Museum’s special exhibit Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home. The exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with the US Forest Service and highlights important conservation, encourages families to spend time together outdoors and promotes environmental stewardship. Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home runs through May 4.

More information is available at www.bbcmkids.org or by calling the Museum at 414-390-KIDS (5437).

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