Children’s Day at the Capitol
|April 8, 2013||Posted by Arlette under Events, Kids, News|
On Tuesday April 9th, our State Capitol Rotunda and courtyard will be transformed into the “Children’s Capitol for a Day” as more than 5,000 children, parents, advocates, community leaders and policy makers gather for a day of educational and interactive events at the State Capitol. Coordinated by United Way of Florida, Children’s Week offers a broad-based promotion of children and family issues supported by over 100 different non-profit, corporate, philanthropic, faith based, state agencies and organizations.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in partnership with Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc., will be hosting a booth featuring the 2013 Florida Agriculture Literacy Day Book entitled “Florida’s Farm History.” The book was developed in commemoration of Viva Florida 500 and both children and adults can learn about the history of farming in Florida as they walk through this exhibit. “Florida’s Farm History” coloring books will be given to children to help reinforce the importance that agriculture has played in everyone life throughout the generations.
In addition, Chef Justin Timineri, Florida Executive Chef/Culinary Ambassador for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, will be delighting the children with his Fresh Florida Blueberry and Yogurt Parfait, reinforcing the development of specific Florida agriculture commodities throughout history.
For more information about Children’s Week, check out http://childrensweek.org/, and to download “Florida’s Farm History,” go to www.freshfromflorida.com/500years/pdf/Ag_Literacy_Day_Book.pdf.