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Funderland is Making a Difference (by being environmentally responsible)

Apr21

We want to make a different in our city!

At Funderland Amusement Park, we take being environmentally responsible and taking care of our community seriously. We’re always looking for ways to reduce, reuse, recylce and “up-cylce” as much as we can.

Here are just a few things we’ve done at the park to show the earth and community a little more love:

  • Placed recycle bins throughout the park to collect recyclable waste

  • Upgraded to biodegradable cups (no more styrofoam for this squirrel!)

  • Updated our train engine to one run on electricity rather than gas

  • Installed faux grass in party areas (and plan to install more around the park) to minimize water usage

  • Recycle all of our cardboard, glass, and plastic waste

  • Planted water-wise plants

  • Updated to more energy efficient fridges and freezers

  • Reuse as many props and event items as we can

  • Plus – our owner drives a hybrid vehicle!

reduce reuse recycle Just think about what we could accomplish if we all decided to do one thing every month to give back to our community and help take care of our planet!

Won’t you celebrate Earth Day with us?

In celebration of Earth Day – we’re giving away 4 2014 Season Passes to the Earth Friendly Family of the Year! Just snap a photo of your family being environmentally responsible and upload to our Facebook page by clicking here until 4/25!

Snap, Share, Win in our Earth Day Giveaway

Apr15

Attention all families! We’re looking for the Earth Friendly Family of the Year! In celebration of Earth Day, we want to see how your family is making a difference and going “green”! Snap a picture of your family doing something positive for the earth, like recycling or gardening. Then upload your photo to Facebook now through 4/25 for your chance to win 4 Season Passes to Funderland Amusement Park!

 

How to Enter our Earth Day Giveaway:

Snap a picture of your family doing something positive for the earth

- Recycling

- Gardening

- Planting a tree

- Volunteering

- Cleaning up your community

Like our Facebook page and upload your Earth Day picture by 4/25/14

Winner will be randomly chosen on 4/26/14

 

Prize Description:

4 2014 Season Passes to Funderland

Each Season Pass includes:

- Unlimited riding for 1 person for the entire 2014 riding Season (Feb 2014 – Nov 2014)

- 10% discount on food and birthday party packages.  (Birthday party and food discount is for Season Pass holder only, cannot be applied for non season pass holders. For 2014 Season only.)

- Half priced weekday wristbands for a friend of a season pass holder.  (Limit one half priced wristband for each season pass holder per day on the following days.)

Mondays—Thursdays in May

Wednesdays—Fridays in September (after Labor Day) and October

- Bring a friend for FREE Days. (Limit one free wristband for each season pass holder per day on the following days.)

Mother’s Day

Memorial Day

Father’s Day

4th of July

Labor Day

- Special Season Pass holder only event, specials, discounts and more with submission of email information!

How to Plant a Garden with Your Kids

Apr10

Going green isn’t just good for the earth, it’s good for your kids too! Helping your children understand their role in taking care of our beautiful world teaches them responsibility and helps them discover their world in a rich new way. Here are some great ways to plant a garden with your kids this year.

How to Plant a Garden with Your Kids

gardening 101 with kidsGet your tools in toe - having the right gardening tools (including ones that are appropriate for your child’s age) will make your gardening experience more enjoyable. We recommend having a small shovel, a handle shovel, a small garden rake, potting soil, a watering bucket (a small one for them, a big one for you) and a few wire trellis.

Prepare your area - there are lots of ways to plant a garden nowadays which don’t require a huge amount of space. Raised wooden planters, large planter pots, or recycled barrels are all ways to build a garden. You can even have a vertical garden using hanging planter boxes and a wooden pallet. Don’t forget to figure out where your garden will go before you plant. Things you should look at include the amount of direct sunlight the area receives throughout the day, as well as soil drainage (if you’re planting directly in the ground). If your yard’s soil is clay heavy, you should probably mix 50/50 potting soil in with your natural ground dirt.

Pick your favorite plants - now it’s time to pick your perfect garden plants. Some easy & hardy kid friendly plants include:

garening with kidsGive them daily jobs – your kids will probably need reminders to check their plants, clear away weeds, & water daily. It might help to create a simple “Job Board” so they know which day they are responsible for being the “Gardener”. The funnest time of year for the kids is when they get to harvest the crop!  

Look out for bugs - now that you have your garden planted, you might notice your garden is attracting some new visitors! Often beneficial garden bugs are natural predators of the bad bugs! To help you know which critters are good for your garden, and which aren’t, follow this chart:

- GARDEN FREINDS-

- GARDEN FOES -

Lady Bugs

Snails/Slugs

Butterflies

Aphids

Spiders

Tomato Hornworms

Bees

Cutworms

Lacewings

Earwigs

Soil worms

Moths

Praying Mantis

Mealybugs

Make Like a Bunny and Hop into our Annual Easter Bash

Apr08

Our Annual Easter Bash is right around the corner!

Come on out to the park this Friday – Sunday April 11 – 13 from 10am – 6pm for Easter fun and activities! This is one of our most popular family events and your kids will love visiting with the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs!

  • FREE Ride Tickets: Donate a new game or new art supplies to River Oak Center for Children & get free tickets (free tickets based on value of items donated).
  • Visit the Easter Bunny & Happy the Squirrel
  • Free Crafts & fun Easter themed photo opps
  • Spin & win at our info table
  • Great rides, food, vendors, & fun!

Egg Hunt Recommended Ages & Times:

4 & Under: 10:20, 11:10, 12:00, 12:50, 1:40, 2:30, 3:20, 4:10, & 5:00
5 & Up: 10:45, 11:35, 12:25, 1:15, 2:05, 2:55, 3:45, 4:35, & 5:25

Egg Hunts are only $3 per child & may be purchased the day of the event at the ticket office. We limit the number of hunters to ensure all hunters have a safe, enjoyable time while finding a number of eggs. Please arrive early to purchase your hunt.

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