After enduring a wearying winter, school children across the Philadelphia region can look forward to participating in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Junior Flower Show.
The Junior Flower Show, part of EarthFest since 2004, is an annual Earth Day celebration that aims to excite kindergartners, high school seniors, and everyone in between about the wonders of nature.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Junior Flower Show creates an awareness of horticulture and the natural environment and encourages active participation of youth in growing, gardening and related activities.
With so much emphasis on the American diet and sedentary life style, the 2013 Junior Flower Show theme, "Chew on This!" will encourage students to make healthy eating and active lifestyle choices. Studies indicate that children are more likely to eat vegetables that they have planted and harvested. Working in a garden also provides opportunities for increased physical activity.
The Junior Flower Show provides youngsters with an opportunity to compete for ribbons by entering exhibits in the horticultural and artistic classes as well as submitting Poster Projects. Participation in the Junior Flower Show will offer fun and effective ways to introduce nutrition basics. Our hope is that through these projects we can inspire youngsters to become better educated about nutrition and their need for physical activity.
"It all comes down to giving these students a way to express themselves while discovering the beauty of the natural world,” said Flossie Narducci, Coordinator of the Junior Flower Show. "Like the Philadelphia International Flower Show, a panel of judges award ribbons, but the competition isn't the real motivator; it's the thrill of learning something new that inspires the kids and provides an outlet for their creativity!”
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For more information about the Junior Flower Show go to:
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103