Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo


The Kids Expo is free & open to the public. Coney Island admission is not required to enter the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo.


Welcome to the 9th annual Paddlefest Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.!

The Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo is presented by the Green Umbrella, Interact for Health, Great Parks of Hamilton County, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. 

With over 6,000 children expected to participate in 2014, Kids Expo brings together area organizations for the largest outdoor youth environmental education program and the largest outdoor water safety and environmental education program for children in the Midwest. The Expo is a unique opportunity to enhance the interest of children in the outdoor world while promoting their academic achievement in science, technology, math and engineering. With over 50 interactive stations and hands-on activities, the event is designed to learn through by fun by engaging, educating and entertaining while learning what they can do to protect and enjoy the environment.

Thanks to a generous grant from Interact for Health, the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo will host their very own “Get Fit Don’t Sit” program, equipping visitors with pedometers and educational training on how to use them. Children will learn that every step counts to fight childhood obesity and to help live a healthy lifestyle. To support this program there will a Discovery Trail–an interactive marked trail that will lead visitors through Expo activities and challenge them to see how far they can walk and how many steps it takes to make a quarter mile, half mile, three quarter mile and mile.

The day features dozens of hands-on activities, exhibits and presentations to engage children’s interest in the natural world around them. For the 9th Annual event the Kids Expo will be once again be organized into four separate villages. These Villages will each have their own unique outdoor adventure inspired theme, and are appropriately named “Let’s Move!”, “Let’s Explore!”, Let’s Splash!” and “Let’s Be Green!”.  Below is a description of each of the villages that will be offered at Kids Expo 2014!

“Let’s Move!”
Get up and get your body moving in the “Let’s Move” village, where your energy will never run out! Run, jump, play, climb, bounce, dance and learn what to eat, so that you can always keep your body moving! (Teaching kids about safety, nutrition and health.)

“Let’s Explore!”
Get outside and fulfill your curiosity in the “Let’s Explore” village! Get up close and personal with nature and wildlife! Take a journey with us and discover what you can find in your own backyard! Learn the essentials of camping equipment and even roast marshmallows! (Teaching kids about nature and wildlife.)

“Let’s Splash!”
Get drenched with knowledge about water quality and safety in the “Let’s Splash” village! You can go fishing, make waves riding in a Dragon boat and have a chance to learn how to put on a lifejacket and paddle in a raft on Lake Como! (Teaching kids about water safety and aquatic life.)

“Let’s Be Green!”
Get dirty and see how you can make a difference in the “Let’s Be Green” village. Discover what you can do to become a steward of the environment: planting, composting, recycling, and gardening all to care for your world! (Teaching kids how to reduce, reuse and recycle.)

“Voted 2011 Best Outdoor Environmental Education Event in Ohio”. ~Ohio Parks & Recreation Department~

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2011 Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo Photos

2010 Photos

Click the photos below to view photos from the 2010 Kids Outdoor Adventure EXPO on Flickr.