Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair

Eco Experience 2017

Eco Experience 2017 at the Minnesota State Fair

The Eco Experience is a huge exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, filled with hands-on activities, demonstrations and resources. Check it out during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair: August 24 - September 4, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This event is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s premier outreach opportunity, and we'd love to see you there!

 

2017 highlights

15 big pictures of 15 big things

Put these on your must-see list for your trip to the fair this year!

Exhibit goer looking at map

1. We are Water

Explore water through stories and science

At the water bar, get a free flight of water samples from around Minnesota.

2. Welcome to the Water Bar: Water is all we have

Get a free flight of water samples from around Minnesota.

Visit the Climate Tracker trailer and record observations of seasonal changes in your own backyard.

3. Visit the Climate Tracker trailer

You can record observations of seasonal changes in your own backyard.

Safety Town teaches kids all about walking and biking safely.

4. Welcome to Safety Town

Kids get to learn and practice walking and biking safely.

Paul Bunyan talks about used textiles

5. A non-fabricated big and tall tale of waste

Paul actually speaks! Everything he’s wearing is from a thrift store; he knows a lot about textile waste.

Cooking demos: Get a taste of healthy local food

6. Get a taste of healthy local food

Daily cooking demos of delicious Minnesota products.

Climb aboard and pedal the giant bike

7.  You can pedal the world’s biggest bike

Find ways to make biking a big part of your life.

Nature Play at the Eco Experience

8. Play with nature

Kids learn and thrive in natural settings. Learn how to make your backyard the best playroom ever.

Great demos throughout the day help you keep stuff out of the waste stream.

9. Reuse is the name of the game

Great demos throughout the day help you keep stuff out of the waste stream.

You can recycle organics, paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, plastics in the Eco Experience.

10. We’re walking the talk

You can recycle organics, paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, plastics in the Eco Experience.

Discover energy-efficient home improvements

11. Discover energy-efficient home improvements

Find out how insulation and air sealing can make your home safer, more comfortable, cheaper to run, and kinder to the environment.

Talk with an energy expert.

12. Talk with an energy expert

Learn how energy shapes our world, and how we can influence its effects.

Strive for a more resilient yard

13. A more resilient yard

Native plants, turf alternatives and raingardens are just a few ideas that Blue Thumb can help you pursue.

Play Climate Connections Bingo

14. Play Climate Connections Bingo and win a prize

Do activities throughout the Eco Experience to get your Bingo card daubed.

Keeping dog poop out of our stormdrains and water ways

15. Keep the world’s largest doggy doo out of the storm drain

Learn how to protect Minnesota waters on your street and get your picture taken as a storm drain goalie.