Tuesday, June 3, 2008

More fun, free and green!

It's amazing how many places offer free events that are "green" too! A few posts back I talked about events in my county that are cheap and green. I just got an email today about another fun thing to do.

The United States Botanic Garden has a lot of events this summer. While we do not live in the immediate vicinity of DC, we're not that far away and my husband works outside of DC in Bethesda. They have a Family Day- here's the info:

Family Day: One Planet – Ours!
The USBG has partnered with over 40 organizations to present this summer’s exhibition, One Planet – Ours! Sustainability for the 22nd Century. Come to our Family Day and participate in a wide variety of programs! Create a pollinator and be a part of the pollinator play, help create a straw bale house, discover how to cook with sunshine, observe live bees in their hive, create a hand-held wind turbine, and meet experts in the field of sustainability. Bring your plastic bags to recycle and receive a reusable shopping bag. Event will happen rain or shine.

Date: Saturday, June 21, July 19, and August 16
Time: 10:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden

FREE: NO Registration Required

In addition, they have lots of other exhibits, lectures and programs- FREE! They even have a "Junior Botanist" program where kids get an "adventure folder" and go around the gardens and explore. When they finish, they get some other goodies. And did I mention this is FREE? Some require registration, but most don't. This is definitely something I want to check out!

Even if you don't live near DC, do a search on the internet and see what kinds of local, state and federal parks and museums may offer this summer.

1 comment:

Robin said...

We are in fact planning a trip to DC this summer! I'm really pleased to find out about this; thanks for sharing!