Leeward Discovery Fair on November 6

20th annual day of family fun!

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R. Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Marketing Officer, Chancellor's Office
Janice Ito, (808) 455-0252
Fair Coordinator, Math & Sciences
Posted: Oct 22, 2010

Bubblicious Geometry
Bubblicious Geometry
The annual fall fair at Leeward Community College celebrates its 20th year by changing its name, but not the fun. The annual Family Fun Fair is now the Leeward Discovery Fair, presented on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pearl City campus. The new name reflects the expanded emphasis on the educational, interactive exhibits and games. The family-oriented day includes food booths, plant sales and entertainment Admission is free, with ample free parking.

Additional fair offerings include the Local Market, tours of the Fossil & Mineral Exhibit and the Garden Section, featuring plants and ornamental sales.

The fair teams up again with Aloha 'Aina Earth Day to provide a convenient, one-stop recycle center for a large variety of items from ewaste/green waste to tires and appliances. Shredding of confidential documents will also be provided. (details at end).

The highlights of the fair are the bustling hands-on, interactive learning activities for the entire family. New exhibits include “OpTricks,” where paper dinosaurs come alive and you can watch your skin actually “crawl,” and “Quicksand Goo,” a mysterious glob that is both a liquid and a solid!

Returning crowd-favorites include “CSI Leeward,” a mock crime scene investigation, Bubblicious Geometry, and BONES, a forensic puzzle waiting to be solved.

Other Discovery Fair activities include:

  • Re-Works of Art: A crafty approach to creating wearable art and collectibles using recycled materials.
  • Bug City: The bugs are back!  Build your own bug and get a close-up look at a variety of creepy crawlers.
  • Pliable Polymer: Squiggle, squeeze and turn liquids into solids, creating your own polymer worms or a bag of the silliest putty
  • Spaghetti Engineering:  Build structures and bridges with food!
  • Instant Snow: Snow in paradise? Make snow magically appear.
  • Chemistry Magic: Freeze a flower or shrink a balloon with liquid nitrogen.  Learn the "tricks" of real science.
  • Read Alouds, Fossil & Mineral Exhibits, Discovery Store

The fair offers a variety of crafts exhibits, food and entertainment, including:

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Local Market
  • Food booths, including fair favorites, shave ice and hot dogs
  • Galactic Games, a galaxy of carnival games
  • Tours of the Fossil & Mineral Exhibits
  • Continuous entertainment
  • Native Hawaiian, ornamental and lei plant sales

Aloha Aina Earth Day Details
The fair is teaming up with ALOHA AINA EARTH DAY as a fundraiser for the college.

Drive Thru Drop Off Recycling

    * Beverage containers
    * Cooking oil
    * Cellular phones
    * Printer cartridges
    * Newspaper, cardboard
    * Tires (passenger tires-limit four per car)
    * Plastic bags and hangers
    * All kinds of batteries
    * Telephone books, magazines
    * Computers and accessories
    * Electronics, eWaste
    * Usable clothing /household items
    * Appliances
    * Green waste
    * Scrap metal, bicycles
    * Used eye glasses, hearing aids
    * WILL NOT ACCEPT: paints, hazardous fluids, gas tanks

Additional Services Available

    * Shredding confidential documents (max. two banker boxes, 8 a.m. -12 p.m. only)
    * Unwanted cars – FREE TOWING by appointment only, call 306-1876
    * FREE roll-off bin service off-site for scrap metal – call 306-1876 for information

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