Thursday, October 4, 2018

Join the 2018 ‘Envirofest’ with the Cummer Museum

Join the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in partnership with the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, for the 5th annual “Envirofest” on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  This is a free family-friendly event that seeks to cultivate curiosity, respect, and understanding of the Jacksonville community’s shared natural environment, and the plant and animal wildlife in and around the city’s neighborhoods.

This event offers learning opportunities that encourage individuals to better understand sustainable practices and their importance in conserving natural resources.  Guests will enjoy live music from local musicians, interactive booths and projects from environmentally conscious vendors, eco-friendly hands-on art activities, and the opportunity to watch local artists in action as they create artwork.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Envirofest will be jam-packed with fun for kids of all ages!  Attendees can:
  Join Bailey’s Health & Fitness, with your own mat, for yoga from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  Join docents for Garden Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with information about restoration and support, as well as a 2 p.m. tour of the Permanent Collection
  Peruse the St. Johns River Water Management District table for an interactive educational opportunity
  Wander over to the Wings, Worms, and Wonders table and share in Kelly Johnson’s passion for combining art and nature
  Make an eco-friendly art project with
Jacksonville Science Festival
  Visit the Marine Mammal Wildlife Research table to learn about how the Manatee Critical Care Center at the Jacksonville Zoo cares for injured animals
  Stop by the Office of Blight Initiatives table for more information about joining the Blight Squad in their efforts to keep local neighborhoods clean
  Other vendors include Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, St. Johns Riverkeeper, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, Ixia Florida Native Plant Society, and more

This free fun-filled day will surely be a unique educational experience that the entire family can enjoy.  See you this Saturday!

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
   Hours of Operation & Admission

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