Free Family Fun for Everyone!
The KWF Kids Zone is busting with free, hands-on fun for the entire family on festival Saturday and Sunday. Learn about the river and get a chance to win an iPad through trivia, arts & crafts, storytelling and more!
KWF Kids Zone Hours
Passport to Fun
Win an iPad at the Kenai Watershed Forum booth! Stop by the KWF Welcome Tent and grab your passport for a chance to win. Enjoy the KWF Kids Zone and collect stamps from each completed activity. Once your passport is completed, return it to the KWF Welcome Tent for your chance to win. Winners will be contacted by June 22.
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2019 KWF Kids Zone Booths-with more to come!
- Wildlife Habitats: Alaska State Parks
Kids will learn about wildlife habitat as they fish out several habitat components from a kiddie pool required by their animal to survive.
- The Fishing Game: Aspen Hotels of Alaska
Join Aspen Hotels of Alaska as they “fish” for a chance to clean up trash…or collect a treasure!
- Live Birds: Bird TLC
Live birds will be available for public education and interaction.
- Alaskan Animal Fidget Cubes: IDEA Homeschool
Children will match Alaskan animals with their habitat while creating fidget cubes.
- Sink and Float with Tinfoil Boats + Mural Creations: Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences
Experiments will be conducted by children to determine how many pennies a tinfoil boat is able to contain before sinking. Children will also have an opportunity to create watershed murals.
- Obstacle Course + Salmon Migration: Kenaitze Early Childhood
Come navigate an obstacle course representing the rivers that salmon migrate up, while avoiding the many predators they may encounter along the way! There will also be a fine motor skills activity available that utilizes beading techniques.
- Teen Photo Challenge + I Love Baby Salmon: Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
KHLT is encouraging teens to connect with nature and learn about salmon habitat by participating in a photo scavenger hunt. A prize will be awarded to one lucky winner through a random drawing on Sunday. Kids will also have a chance to connect salmon to what is important to them using an interactive map-temporary salmon tattoos available!
- Petting Farm: Matti’s Farm
Matti’s Farm will share information on sound, environmentally friendly composting practices along with a few farm animals for everyone to interact with.
- Salmon Education with Clay: The Study
Join The Study as they provide educational lessons about salmon through the use of clay!
- Finger Puppets + Salmon Corn Hole: Trinity Christian Church
With the help from some friendly finger puppets, children will learn how to easily remember the 5 species of Pacific salmon found in Alaska. Follow up this lesson with a round of salmon corn hole!
- Smokey Bear: U.S. Forest Service- Kenai Peninsula Wildland Fire Education Cooperative
Did you know that Smokey Bear turns 75 this year?! Celebrate with him as he teaches valuable lessons about “fire-wising” our home, the benefits of wildfire, and being READY, SET, GO in case there is a fire!
- Hooked on Fishing: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USFWS and Refuge staff will provide engaging activities for children that with include lessons about angler safety before trying out fishing rods. Salmon crafts will also be available-all ages welcome!