Chapel Hill kids and families are invited to 140 West Plaza to be a part of the first ever Downtown Plastic-free Eggstravaganza. It takes place Sunday, April 14th, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This is a free event.
From the Facebook event:
This new event takes all of the fun of an annual egg hunt, adds STEAM activities, subtracts the plastic, and moves the whole thing downtown.
The Eggstravaganza will transform an urban space into a Spring garden and will feature egg hunts starting every 15-20 minutes.
The egg hunts will employ reusable wooden eggs, painted by UNC arts students. Kids between the ages of 2 and 8 will take turns hunting for the eggs in the plaza. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets. At the end of each hunt, egg hunters can swap their eggs for sweet treats and then enjoy a variety of egg-themed STEAM activities, games, arts, and crafts.
Community partners for those activities include Kidzu Children’s Museum and The Scrap Exchange. Southern States Cooperative is providing a variety of plants, flowers, and greenery to transform the space. Chapel Hill Public Library’s Circulator will provide egg-themed stories and more.
The Eggstravaganza was born out of several community interests, including creating family-friendly events downtown, activating 140 West Plaza, and environmental sustainability. This plastic free event follows on the heels of the Town’s “Skip the Straw” month in March.