Heifer Village Hosts “Spring Fling” For Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 7, 2012) – On Saturday, March 16, children and grownups alike can enjoy Heifer International’s Spring Fling at Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock. Winter is ending, and families can enjoy a variety of spring activities at the Murphy Keller Education Center (Heifer Village).

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., take photos with our animal guests from Heifer Ranch such as sheep and chickens, and learn how livestock can change lives for farmers in need. Kids can plant seeds to take home and explore the education garden, or “bee” an explorer to learn how bees can help gardens grow and provide income for families. Come see what spring discoveries you might find throughout the wetlands and have some fun with our interactive games.

Spring Break continues at Heifer Village March 18th– 23rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with more Spring Fling activities and crafts. Kids can create their own “sheep” craft to take home and learn how animals provide materials like wool that can be made into marketable goods – gloves, scarves, blankets. Visitors can also learn about a simple technology used in the developing world to stop erosion, called an A-Frame. And participants will get to see a bee hive, try on beekeeping suits and create pollination mobiles to take home while learning about the benefits of bees in the garden.

Spring Fling day and the Spring Break week activities are free and reservations are not required. For more information contact Heifer Village at 501-907-COWS (2697).

Heifer Village
Heifer Village, a key component of Heifer International’s education programming, introduces visitors to the possibility of a world free of hunger and poverty. After experiencing the root causes of hunger and poverty as well as some real solutions, visitors learn about individual actions they can take in their own communities, resources they can utilize to learn more about specific topics and groups they can join that are already engaged.

About Heifer International
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 50 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call (800) 696-1918.