KidFest

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station participated in Kid Fest, an annual event at the Mountain Grove Fairgrounds. The event was held from 1-5pm. We had two tent displays, one with honey bees managed by John Avery and Susanne Howard and one with general information and a bean bag toss into the mouth of a codling moth or a green June beetle. Shae Honesty and Michael Kovens, MSU graduate students working with Dr. Wenping Qiu were in charge of games.

Shae and Michael working in the information tent.
Shae and Michael working in the information tent.
The honey bees are interesting to kids and parents.
The honey bees are interesting to kids and parents.
Shae give a thumbs up to a winning throw.
Shae gives a thumbs up to a winning throw.
John Avery advises a young bee enthusiast.
John advises a young bee enthusiast while Susanne encourages him.
The kids win an apple sticker and a coloring sheet at the bean bag toss.
The kids win an apple sticker and a coloring sheet at the bean bag toss.
The kids like the bean bag challenge.
The kids like the bean bag challenge.
Shae and Michael in a game of "Ninja" with two KidFest participants.
Shae and Michael in a game of “Ninja” with two KidFest participants.
Shae emerges victorious.
Shae emerges victorious.
Activity was buzzing around the bees all day.
Activity was buzzing around the bees all day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to KidFest

  1. Pamela Mayer says:

    Looks like great fun! How many children came by the booths?

  2. Marilyn Odneal says:

    A bunch!!