The Geography Fair is being held at the Rutland Free Library on May 7, from 1:30 to 4, including some time for set up and breakdown. We can accommodate at least 14 kids and possibly more. The basic structure is that each child will have table space to set up whatever they want to present (tri-fold exhibit, etc.) about the country or region that they choose. Most tables are approximately 5-6′ long, and each person will have half a table.
Each person chooses a country/region/culture, and creates some kind of presentation. It would be great if they also had some kind of stamp or sticker that is relevant to their presentation, so we could stamp passports as they make their way around the world! Costumes would be a great addition! We are hoping to avoid overlap between countries, so commenting with your chosen countries is helpful. So far, I know we have Greenland, Sweden, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, and Mexico spoken for.
We plan to have some time set aside for each child to present (briefly) to the group (if they want to) because if they spend all the time visiting other exhibits, they won’t be there to answer questions or talk with others about their own work. If they don’t want to present, that is ok, but they may want to wait to check out other exhibits until they’ve had time to interact with visitors to their own.
I think that covers most everything. Please RSVP or comment to let us know you’re coming (we need to assign you a space!) and which country/region/culture you will be presenting! Thank you.