Interactive

Interactive

Interactive

Interactive Area

This year we’ve added an interactive area to bring hands-on, educational experiences to attendees to help drive home all of the benefits of plant-based diets. The Interactive Area is in the open grass area near our speaker room. Stay posted here for all the time slots and activities, you’ve got it, all FREE to the public!  

Schedule of Activities

  • 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.: Guided Meditation (Grandstand)
  • 11:30 a.m. Imperfect Produce Food Waste Session (Interactive Area)
  • 12:30 p.m. Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Living With Urban Wildlife (Interactive Area)
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Austin Resource Recovery Compost Class (Interactive Area)
  • 2:30 p.m. Grassroots Artist MovEment Train Like a Fighter for Self-Defense. Learn how to protect yourself from ground to stand up position (Interactive Area)
  • All Day:Chair Massages by The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic (Interactive Area)

For interactive booths for younger audiences, head to our Youth Activities page here: Youth Area!

Activity details

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.

1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Austin Resource Recovery Compost Class Get the scoop on all you need to know about composting in this informative session by Austin Resource Recovery! Get hands-on experience and see the benefits of composting! You’ll also learn about the city’s rebate program for composters, AND their upcoming soil testing and compost classes!
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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!