Free Outdoor Recreation Resource Fair to be held April 18
Co-hosted by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum & Milwaukee County Parks
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
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).
Mentioned in This Press Release
Recent Press Releases by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum - Page 2
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Launches Summer Offerings for Project-based Learning during National Week of MakingJun 15th, 2017 by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum announces programs and activities for children and adults this summer that promote project-based learning.
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum Partners with Vroom and the Herzfeld Foundation to Promote Early Brain DevelopmentMay 12th, 2017 by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Vroom initiative community launch hosted on May 18, during free Museum admission evening.
Maker Faires are part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new.
Families are invited to attend a 1950s-themed Valentine Ice Cream Social
It features fun activities, simulated game experiences, and trivia challenges that promote important educational concepts for children.
Approximately 200 Milwaukee-area students to preview event, participate in hands-on activities
Following is the calendar of events taking place in September, October, November and December 2016 at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.
26-foot hydraulically activated sculpture of human hand moves cars, motorcycles, appliances and more
Field Trip Friday will provide 300 eligible students with the opportunity to meet and work with Faire exhibitors on September 23.
Northwestern Mutual partners with Museum to offer free admission July 21
Representatives will convene at White House with other leaders of the Maker Movement, attend National Maker Faire
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum hosts free evening and Metcalfe Park neighborhood celebration on June 16Jun 10th, 2016 by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Northwestern Mutual Foundation partners with Museum to offer free admission and special activities