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Join us for these fun filled and educational Family Events and activities, each showing you how to protect our resources while having fun and saving money. These events offer something for both children and adults, and there is a new theme each at each event.
All our Exploration Events have free activities based around our concepts of energy and water efficiency, watershed protection and waste reduction.
|Curby's Waste-a-Palooza |
Saturday, August 27, 10am-2pm
You know where it comes from, but where does it go? What happens when you throw stuff away or send it down the drain? Come check out Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza to find out. Help fight the unflushables in the Sewer Swim as you discover where backups can occur and help unclog the “pipes”. Watch out for those sticky wipes. Talk trash with Curby the recycling robot, testing your knowledge in our quiz show as you compete for prizes. Challenge yourself in the game room where you can flip one of the “three Ps” into a toilet and knock out excess waste. Build your own keepsake to remind you to reuse, rethink and recycle every day.
Free family event — $10 materials fee for LEGO® City build-it kit (while supplies last).
|Count Watts' Spooktacular |
Saturday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Want to help us fight voltage vampires this fall? Join us for an electrifying good time as we learn more about saving energy at home. Take a thrilling walk through the Phantom Energy House (warning: your energy waste may be shocking!). Meet Count Watts and discover ways you can save energy. Get ready for Halloween and take home your own free painted or carved pumpkin. Knock out the energy waste in carnival games where prizes flow like electrons. Come in costume for a spooky good time!
Free family event.
|Bird and Bug Bonanza |
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10am-2pm
Join us in the winter as we find out how to care for our creeks and local waterways. Remember, only rain in the drain! Flow down the storm drain on a journey to explore Cruddy Creek, our indoor interactive creek crawl. Avoid oil, soap, dog poo and other pollutants that don’t belong in the water. Build your own bluebird house to provide a healthy home for Western Bluebirds. Join the Bug Squad to help us separate the good, the bad and the buggy. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family as you get up close and personal with our local habitat. Get a free packet of local seeds to help get your gardening blooming.
Free event - bluebird home building activity requires $10 materials fee.
|Fix-a-Leak Week |
Tuesday through Saturday, March 13-18, 2017, 10am - 5pm
Leaks can run, but they can’t hide! Drop by each day to see where those water-wasting leaks hide out around your home. Grab a dye tablet to follow the leak trail through your toilet. Get your hands on a variety of sprinklers to see where up to 60% of your household water really goes. Don’t be a drip, drop by to help do your part so we can all have a wetter tomorrow! Water efficiency experts will hold a special free DIY Irrigation Tune-Up hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 18. Click here for more information on our gardening workshops.
Free family event. Registration required for March 18 workshop.
|Celebrate the Earth Festival |
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am - 3pm
Bring the whole family to Mahany Park for a day filled with fun and fabulous entertainment. Learn more about how choices we make every day help to create a sustainable community all year long.
Enjoy live music, live animal shows, fun with science and more great entertainment on the main stage. Wander the festival for food trucks and other local food, green vendors, the latest in green and sustainable technology, electric vehicles, and fun games and other activities for the whole family. Get active and ride your bike to take advantage of free secure bike parking. Take part in our scavenger hunt for opportunities to win fantastic prizes. Click here for more information on the Festival.
Free family event.