KCPT and PNC, through the PNC Grow Up Great early education initiative, bring “Be My Neighbor Day” to the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City.
This Daniel Tiger-themed family celebration focuses on being a caring neighbor to people and wildlife. Events include: Hands-on activities; Discovery Center’s Nature Nuts Storytelling (9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.); music from Mr. Stinky Feet (10:30 a.m.); Let’s Read with Literacy KC (11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.); and a performance of the “The Little Red Hen’s Garden” by the Stone Lion Puppet Theatre (2 p.m.)
Attendees will receive a passport encouraging them to participate in a number of hands-on activities, including making wildflower seed balls for neighbors, creating leaf rubbing cards to distribute through KC for Refugees and Kids for Vets, and puppet making as part of PNC Grow Up Great, as well as activities led by Initiative PB & J and Science City at Union Station. Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood will be present all day to meet families and pose for photos, and KCPT will be interviewing kids for their new 24/7 KCPT PBS KIDS channel. Attendees can also enjoy the grounds and exhibits of the Discover Center, including their newest exhibit, “Experience the Bounty and Beauty of Autumn.”
Families are encouraged to bring a canned good to donate to Harvesters or a child or adult sweater (or coat) to donate to Synergy Services. Preregister for the day at events.kcpt.org. Go to kcpt.org for more details.