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Welcome to the 10th annual Paddlefest Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island on Thursday, June 18, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Celebrating 10 years of connecting children to nature and the outdoors!

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 2015, 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 educate through fun by engaging, educating, and entertaining.  Children will learn what they can do to protect and enjoy the environment.

The day features dozens of hands-on activities, exhibits, and presentations to engage children’s interest in the natural world around them. For the 10th 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 themes 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 2015!

“Let’s Move!”
Get up and get your body moving in the “Let’s Move” village, where your energy will never run out! Keep your body moving by learning proper nutrition, Jump Rope for Heart with the American Heart Association (JRFH), exercise fun with CrossFit Kids, Dramakinetics, Nature Walking Trail, Yoga for Kids and an obstacle course. This village teaches 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 birds of prey, orienteering, life on the river and pet animals in the Great Parks Petting Zoo. This village teaches about nature and wildlife.

“Let’s Splash!”
Get drenched with knowledge about water quality and safety in the “Let’s Splash” village! Fish, paddle kayak and make waves riding in a Dragon boat and catching your first fish. This village teaches kids about water safety, life on the river, boating 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 how you can become a steward of the environment and learn life skills about planting, composting, recycling,  gardening and how to make cool art projects from reused materials! This village teaches kids how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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

For more information, please contact Kids Expo at 513-335-5219 or email us at events@greenumbrella.org.  

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2014 Photos
http://ohioriverway.smugmug.com/Paddlefest2014

2013 Photos
http://ohioriverway.smugmug.com/Paddlefest2013

2012 Photos – click on link to Kids Expo 2011 event photos
http://ohioriverway.smugmug.com/Paddlefest2012/Kids-Outdoor-Adventure-Expo/23913700_NtDcNG#!i=1973148725&k=K95z6FJ

2011 Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo Photos
http://ohioriverway.smugmug.com/Paddlefest2011/2011Kids-Outdoor-Adventure/17784411_bvh3Mk#1362116844_Mwj7VKp

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