Our interactive area brings hands-on, educational experiences to attendees to help drive home all of the benefits of plant-based diets. Located in the open grass area near our speaker room, our interactive activities range from self-defense to Urban Wildlife education. Stay posted here for all our activity details!
Schedule of Activities
11:30 a.m. How You Can Prevent Food Waste.
Imperfect Produce is proud to present a seminar on how YOU can prevent food waste. Imperfect is a produce home-delivery service on a mission to reduce food waste and build a more sustainable food system. They work with farmers to purchase fruits and veggies — usually rejected from the grocery stores due to surplus, sizing, shape, coloration, and overall aesthetic imperfections. They offer a variety of fully-customizable boxes delivered directly to your home for 30% less than grocery store prices.
12:30 p.m. Living with Wildlife
This fantastic workshop will explain why wildlife often seek food and shelter in areas highly populated by humans. Workshop attendees will learn how to peacefully coexist with and appreciate urban wildlife by using humane repel and deter techniques.
Additionally, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation’s Apprentice Supervisor, Director of Animal Operations, and Animal Hospital Veterinarian will be in attendance for 4+ hours each throughout the day. We will provide various literature that promotes coexisting with wildlife and conservation, opportunities to sign up for various child and adult workshops, etc.
2:30 p.m. Train Like a Fighter for Self-Defense
We’re excited to be partnering up with our extended family in NYC, Black VegFest! Champion Boxer, and creator of Black VegFest, Omowale will host a self-defense seminar. Learn how to protect yourself from ground to stand up position!
Omowale and the rest of the Black VegFest team will be in the main exhibitor area sharing educational information about plant-based diets and details on their upcoming educational events.
Come get trained and schooled by a champ!
All Day Chair Massages
Enjoy a break from all of the activities with the students of Lauterstein-Conway Massage School!
They will be out in the interactive area providing chair massages to attendees and volunteers. The perfect way to spend a break before diving back into action!
12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. Guided Meditation on the Grandstand
There’s so much action going on during the event, it can be overwhelming. So we’ve added some relaxing activities to really enjoy the natural setting of the venue to its fullest, like guided meditation on the grandstand overlooking the water! There are three different times to breathe and tap in!