Here’s information about a fun family event this Saturday, March 26 from 10 am – 4 pm. It’s not a City event, but I thought you might want to check it out. Most of it is indoors as well, so if there’s rain it’s still a good option! Read on for the details.
KERMIT THE FROG WAS WRONG – IT’S EASY BEING GREEN AT GEOKIDS’ 2ND ANNUAL FAMILY GREEN FEST!
Peninsula preschool’s eco-living expo & pop-up retail store helps schools & families green their lives
GeoKids’ Family Green Fest
Saturday, March 26th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2120 Broadway in Downtown Redwood City’s Theatre District
Free & open to the public!
GeoKids’ Family Green Fest event is designed to raise eco-awareness among Peninsula families and schools. We invite your family to join ours at this free Redwood City festival for all ages! An acclaimed non-profit and parent-cooperative preschool and daycare center, GeoKids will be hosting green demos and easy Earth-friendly projects for families while green businesses we respect and patronize sell their eco-conscious products and services at our pop-up retail store.
More about GeoKids and our Family Green Fest:
GeoKids Early Childhood Development Center provides both childcare and preschool in Menlo Park, on the campus of theU.S. Geological Survey. Our school is going green—using compostable diapers, growing organic produce, raising chickens for eggs, composting with worms. And we’d like to make it easier for other families and schools to go green, too.
So we started hosting an annual Family Green Fest to raise awareness and put the best eco-friendly, kid-oriented products within reach. At our event’s pop-up retail store, eco-conscious products and services from Northern California’s finest Web-based retailers make it into the hands of Bay Area families, preschools, and childcare providers.
This is GeoKids’ 2nd annual Family Green Fest. It’s both a fundraiser for our non-profit school and a way for us to share our passion for the planet with other Peninsula families and schools. Each year, we invite companies that support GeoKids’ mission of going green, and they donate a percentage of their sales of products and services to our non-profit, so we can keep offering quality affordable childcare and preschool to Peninsula families.
GeoKids is a developmental, play-based program founded on the belief that children are capable, competent, self-motivated learners. Within our Reggio Emilia–inspired program, teachers and parents encourage children to participate in everything that concerns them and to do as much as they are capable of doing for themselves.
GeoKids’ 2nd annual Family Green Fest will be held at 2120 Broadway at Jefferson Avenue — a bright, airy retail space in downtown Redwood City’s historic and recently revamped Theatre District. Parking is plentiful! Metered at 50c/hour with no time limit.
Expect to enjoy:
Tons of freebies, including:
- Samples of healthy & yummy portable snacks
- Hands-on crafts for kids, like origami with newspaper
- Face painting
- Green-themed demos like Composting Made Easy
In our pop-up retail store, expect to get to know Northern California’s finest Web-based retailers, who’ll be on hand to describe and sell their:
- Compostable and cloth diaper services
- Stainless steel water bottles
- Organic cotton clothes for babies & kids
- Healthy, portable snacks for kids’ lunches
- Organic bodycare & beauty products
- Wooden & earth-friendly toys
- Books on living green & sustainability
- Green games
- Planting kits
- + LEED-certified green builders & architects
- + Solar installers & panel-leasing companies
- Lineup of products/services is subject to change & may be limited to stock on hand.
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/familygreenfest
Find us & photos of our event space on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Green-Fest/139671569430904
Check out GeoKids’ school website: www.geokids.org