puppet theater with kids watching a show in the background. Text reading Puppet Show at Environmental Fun Fair! Make your own sock puppets to take home!

Spring Event

Family-Friendly F.U.N Event

(Future Unfolds Now)

Earth Day Environmental Fun Fair! 

When and Where

Date: April 22, 2023
Time: 11 am-2 pm
Location: Springbrook Nature Center (100 85th Avenue NW, Fridley, MN 55432) 

Event Description:

Fridley Recreation, Springbrook Nature Center and Anoka County 4-H have teamed up to offer this free, fun and educational event 

  • Interactive hike around the amazing Springbrook Nature Center Trails  
  • Event passport and prizes
  • 15 different environmental and educational exhibitors 
  • Book swap
  • Different games, crafts & activates revolving around environmental stewardship
  • Bouncy Castle

Our Exhibit

We All Need Food and Water will do 5 to 10-minute puppet shows on the hour and half-hour. After each show, kids and their adults will sort pictures of the actions they learned about into “stop” or “go” piles and/or make sock puppets to take home with them. Participants will be encouraged to perform the show for others to spread the environmental messages by accessing the show’s script. In addition, we will encourage people to make pledges in front of an American flag to increase their environmental commitments.   

Exhibitor List

We have all kinds of fun exhibitors bringing hands on activities for all ages. There’s something for everyone! Come ready to have fun and learn about our planet.


Social distancing. Whenever possible, social distancing will be observed by asking participants to spread out during the program and structuring activities in a way that does not encourage close proximity.

Sanitizing. Hand sanitizer will be available for participants to use. If you have a certain kind of hand sanitizer you prefer, please bring that along with you.

Restrooms. Indoor restrooms will be available.

Health screening. Please stay home if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath. We ask that all participants evaluate their health before attending a program.

Dress for the weather. This family-friendly event will happen rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. If you are in need of warm items, transportation, translation, or other accommodations, please let us know. Please give us a few days of notice so we can get suitable items for you.