Arborfest 2019 - "Take a Walk in the Woods!"

Come volunteer with the YVAS booth; enjoy the festivities; bring the family!

Once again, it is almost time to celebrate nature with families at the Yakima Area Arboretum’s annual Arborfest, on Saturday, April 13th from 10am to 3 pm, at the Yakima Area Arboretum. This is a free community event, celebrating Arbor Day, spring, conservation, and nature. Featured are lots of hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, and displays for children of all ages.

The theme this year is ‘Take a walk in the woods!’ The emphasis at the Yakima Valley Audubon booth will be birds that you might see on a walk in the woods. There will be informational displays on these birds, including photos, their habitats and conservation. Scopes will be set up . If there are no birds on the pond or at the swallow boxes, participants can practice looking at life-size photos and bird models. We will be making the ever-popular buttons, providing materials for people of all ages to make their own button of a bird to look for on their walk.

We will need VOLUNTEERS to help for all or part of the event, assisting with setting up, and taking down the booth as well as interacting with participants. Hundreds of children and families will participate in our activity and we need volunteers to help. Please consider joining us for this fun and educational activity. Set up will start at 8:30. Please contact Ellen Stepniewski at 731-6805 or for more information or to volunteer.