|Kidzfest to combine summer fun and learning
Published: July 17, 2012.
Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2012, a free family festival for children to play, explore, imagine and create. Kidzfest will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 in downtown Joliet.
Lewis University will participate along with other organizations including the Joliet Public Library, Joliet Park District, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet Area Historical Museum, Rialto Square Theatre, Brookfield Zoo, Haunted Trails, Will County Land Use, Gallery 7, St. Joseph Academy, Joliet Slammers, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and more.
Each child can receive a certificate as he/she enters the Lewis University Kidzfest Mini-Campus across from the Rialto Square Theatre. The children earn marks on the certificate for each activity that they attend. Those who earn four marks on the certificate will earn an “aviator wings pin.”
Entertaining and educational experiences at Lewis exhibits include opportunities to:
Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, stated: “Kidzfest demonstrates the Lewis University mission to promote life-long learning by encouraging children to take advantage of various learning opportunities, to ask questions, to set goals, and to interest them in different fields. Moreover, the educational activities offered at Kidzfest are fun for the youngsters.”
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.