May 4, 2017

Montgomery County’s GreenFest Returns on May 6


The third annual Montgomery County GreenFest will occur Saturday, May 6 at Bohrer Park located at 506 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. This festival has activities for the whole family with activities ranging from environmental films to workshops on composting, building a community green team and bike repair. While GreenFest has a diverse array of activities for adults, this year’s event has a special focus on making sure kids have fun while learning about the role they play in protecting our environment.

Activities for kids will be concentrated around the Park Pavilion at the center of Bohrer Park. This Pavilion has six stations of water themed activities, including a 3-D watershed model, an introduction to stream critters and the “Water Use Around the World” activity. Adjacent to the Kids Pavilion will be the Stream Maze, where kids can pretend to be a fish making their way upstream to find a suitable habitat. The children complete tasks and games to learn about the types of struggles faced by wildlife in urban streams.

Families can visit one of the two outdoor informational booths or the Park Pavilion to pick up a Scavenger Hunt game card. Kids that complete the scavenger hunt will be rewarded with a prize courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg mini-golf course. More than 80 exhibitors and vendors will have booths to explore while completing the scavenger hunt, including the electric vehicle and hybrid car show and local artist displays.

For more information on the schedule of events, directions, public transit, free shuttle buses from the Lake Forest Transit Center and the Shady Grove Metro, and food trucks that will be on site, visit montgomerycountygreenfest.org.

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