Leeward’s Discovery Fair features Interactive Fun for the Entire Family

Annual Fair features Weed and Seed Hawaii's Safe Communities Day

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Dir of Mktg, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Oct 8, 2014

Variety of Make and Take crafts
Variety of Make and Take crafts

The annual Discovery Fair at Leeward Community College offers a family-oriented day of engaging educational interactive exhibits, carnival games, food booths, entertainment, and a variety of “Safe Communities” activities and information. The Fair is presented on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus. Admission and parking are free

Highlights of the Fair are the more than 50 bustling hands-on learning activities for the entire family. For the third year in a row, the Fair also features Weed & Seed Hawai'i and Safe Communities Day, offering fun and informative activities. Meeting HPD’s trained dogs, fighting virtual fire and exploring a variety of emergency vehicles add to the day’s excitement.

Weed & Seed Hawai'i showcases a number of federal, state, and local law enforcement exhibits including Keiki and Kupuna IDs, presentations on the latest trends in substance abuse prevention, how to prepare for emergencies, and fraud awareness.

Hawai'i Medication Take Back program will be onsite and encourages the public to turn in unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal.

Returning crowd-favorites include Leeward 5-O, a mock crime scene investigation; Quicksand Goo, a mysterious substance that’s both solid and liquid; Mad Hatter, creating wearable hats from recycled materials; BONES, a forensic puzzle waiting to be solved; and the Dollar Book Sale.

Additional Fair offerings include:

  • Hands-on clay sculpting, including the opportunity to dive into pottery wheels
  • Bug City, a close up look and feel of the creepy, crawly insect world
  • Polymer Worms, squiggle, squeeze and turn liquids into solids
  • Instant Snow: Snow in paradise? Make snow magically appear
  • Chemistry Magic: Freeze a flower or shrink a balloon with liquid nitrogen
  • Rockets! create and launch your personalized rocket
  • Scholastic Book Fair with Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Tours of the Fossil & Mineral and Natural History exhibits
  • Food Booths
  • Galactic Games, a galaxy of carnival games
  • Continuous Entertainment
  • McGruff, the Crime Dog

“This unique partnership between Leeward Community College and Weed & Seed Hawai'i is wonderful, as we work together to make education fun for the youth and their families,” said Manny Cabral, Chancellor of Leeward Community College.

“We appreciate this tremendous opportunity to partner with Leeward Community College,” said Maile Kanemaru, Director of Weed & Seed Hawai'i.  “Bringing awareness to Weed & Seed Hawai'i is critical as we continue to ’weed‘ out crime and ’seed‘ positive programs in our communities.”

Entry to this event is free, however, some games and activities will have nominal fees.

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About Discovery Fair

Each year, the annual fall fair attracts between 6,000-8,000 community members. Hosted by the College, the event features fun activities based on the programs offered at Leeward.

For more information, visit: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/leewarddiscoveryfair