Norman Fair Trade will have a joint booth with Norman Sustainability Network at the 10th Anniversary of the Little River Zoo’s Kids for Kindness Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 19, at Reaves Park in Norman. In celebration of Earth Day, the Festival focuses on teaching children the humane treatment of animals, our planet and each other. The Little River Zoo, in partnership with the City of Norman, coordinates this free annual festival with assistance from more than 40 local organizations. The festival starts at noon and will continue up to 6 p.m.
This award-winning children’s festival provides musical and dance entertainment and a variety of fun children’s activities and attractions. Booth activities include art projects; a petting zoo; a moon bounce; teachings on recycling, clean air and water; creating birdfeeders; tree planting; a special ladybug release, and more. Children visit each booth and after completion they graduate and become Official Kids for Kindness for Planet Earth. They are presented with a Graduation Certificate and a cup of live ladybugs, donated by OSU Dept. of Entomology, to take home to release in their yards.
Norman Fair Trade and Norman Sustainability Network will be teaching children about basic concepts of fairness and about the process of making chocolate. We have a display board with a world map highlighting Fair Trade cocoa-growing countries. The display also features the step-by-step process of cocoa beans to chocolate bars, complete with photos.