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April 13, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmfree
Sue is interested in volunteering :-)The 14th Annual Arbor Festival will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am to 3pm on the Arboretum Grounds.
The Arbor Festival is a FREE family community event celebrating our state and national Arbor Days, spring, conservation, and natural science. Each year features a special theme.
This year’s theme, “Nature’s ‘Tree’rific Art!,” is produced in partnership with Allied Arts of Yakima Valley , and will showcase the art that Mother Nature presents to us each and every day in so many different ways, from the delicate pink petals of a flowering cherry tree to the scenic vistas of the majestic Cascade Mountain Range. We are surrounded by “Nature’s ‘Tree’rific Art” we just need to stop and take a look.
Families can expect lots of hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, and displays. Plus, over 600 families will have an opportunity to take home their own tree to plant in their yard in honor of Arbor Day.
Roughly 40 stations, sponsored by a variety of community organizations, will be on hand to educate the community on this year’s theme. The Arbor Festival strives to make environmental science education fun for the whole family!
Some of the organizations hosting a booth at the event are:
Allied Arts of Yakima Valley
Yakima Valley Mushroom Society
Central Washington Beekeepers Society
Washington Native Plant Society
Yakima Valley Audubon Society
USDA-Agricultural Research Laboratory
CWU Department of Biological Sciences
YAA Nature Day Camp
Yakima Clean Air Authority
Habitat for Humanity Restore
Heritage University Department of Sciences
Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program
Yakima County Solid Waste
Yakima Humane Society
Yakima County 4-H & WSU Extension
Washington Department of Transportation
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission
WSU Master Gardeners
Naches Ranger Station
Yakima Valley Regional Library
Yakima Area Arboretum
This FREE community event is made possible by Yakima County Solid Waste, Briggs Nursery, and Kohl’s Cares.