Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Educational AGventure HLSR

Every year, we look forward to the rodeo coming to Houston.  Why?  Because it is more than just a rodeo. 
My family received complimentary ground passes and carnival books, thanks to USFG and HLSR.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

One of our favorite places to visit is the AGventure kids zone.  We got to see baby chicks hatch in the poultry exhibit.  We learned about all the new animals that were born in the birthing center.
My daughter loves to get her hands dirty in the horticulture exhibit while digging for worms and learning about the importance of soil composition, vegetation and water conservation in urban and rural agriculture.  She loves planting the sunflower seeds in a cup to take home and chatting with the volunteers.  She talked to the volunteer about the tomatoes she has planted in her garden at home. 
This is the perfect place where kids can get up close to animals.  There were 12 interactive and educational exhibits.  The bunny rabbits were one of my daughter's favorite.  She got to see lots of bunnies and pet them as well.
There was a fully-functioning milking parlor where we were able to see where milk comes from and learn how it is transported to our local grocery store.  We also attended a live demonstration from some local farmers.

It is always a great learning experience for our kids.  I like how interactive this kid's zone is.   

We then headed out to the carnival for some thrills on the rides.
There was also a big outdoor stage where performers took the stage.  We sat and learned about animals.
But my most favorite thing about the rodeo is how much they do for education.  HLSR provides scholarships every year to deserving students.  It has been awarding scholarships since the first one in 1957.  Nearly 17,000 scholarships.  Now that shows how committed they are to the youth and their education.  

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Unknown said...

Wow this looks like it was a blast. Especially for the kids. My 4 year old would love to do something like that.

Unknown said...

Wow! What an awesome experience for kids. It seems you guys enjoyed it as well.

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a great time! I plan on taking my nieces and nephews next year when they are a little bigger. One nephew is a big animal lover so I know he will love it :)

Unknown said...

So neat and I love that your daughter isn't afraid to get her hands dirty lol...Nothing like hands-on exposure for kids!

Unknown said...

This is a wonderful experience for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

How great is this? I didn't know they did this much from an education standpoint for kids!

Unknown said...

What a fun even. Looks great for younger kids that's fur sure.

Michelle Heath said...

I love how much education matters to the rodeo and how they work hard to make it a family environment. We only started attending the rodeo a few years ago so I didn't even know they had the educational exhibits for kids. That's amazing and so fun for the little ones.

Sahra said...

oh this looks like such a fun and interactive way to teach kids!

XO Sahra
Que Sera Sahra

Unknown said...

I had such a good time and the rodeo, looks like you did as well.

Unknown said...

This event looks like a fun event to take part in! Wishing I lived a little bit closer!