BARABOO, Wis. — Students at Kids Express Learning Center (KELC) in Madison, Wis. will get the chance to learn about the wonders of the dairy industry with the Wisconsin Holstein Association (WHA) on Friday, May 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the KELC campus located at 3276 S. High Point Rd, Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin Holstein Association will offer three educational and interactive stations to teach the children about the nutritional value of dairy products and raise awareness about dairy farming. The children at KELC will interact with live Holstein calves, sample Sassy Cow Creamery ice cream, understand the role of a dairy farmer, and learn about the industry with dairy-specific books. The children will have an opportunity to pet and feed the calves during the day. A fourth station of children’s string band, Starr Grass Band will be available for children to dance and enjoy live music played by kids like themselves.
“As an association, we believe it’s important for children to learn where food comes from and to see live dairy animals” said Mara Budde, Director of Communications at WHA. “Partnering with KELC to show kids how dairy farms work and how dairy foods can fit into a healthy diet aligns with their focus on nature, the arts and healthy eating. We are very fortunate to be able to offer this unique experience.”
WHA Princess Lauren Siemers and Attendant Mikayla Endres will lead the day’s activities along with a representative from Sassy Cow Creamery. More than 200 children will be able to interact with the royalty, ask questions, and enjoy some dairy goodness. The children will be broken up into four groups and rotate to the educational stations.
“Children at Kids Express Learning Center learn best from hands-on, real life experiences. Having WHA provide unique agriculture-based activities for young children and their families is a true gift,” said Sandra Dahl, Director and Owner of Kids Express Learning Center. “KELC’s rural campus with gardens, woodlands, and meadows seems to be a great setting for this annual celebration of Wisconsin farmers and our treasured dairy community.”
About The Organizations
Wisconsin Holstein Association is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Registered Holstein breed, its breeders and owners. Established in 1890, it has grown its junior and adult membership to become the second largest state Holstein association in the nation. For more information visit the WHA website at www.wisholsteins.com.
Kids Express Learning Center provides quality education in a rural setting,to gently guide children in their exploration of the world while encouraging our “kids”to “express” themselves in a myriad of ways. KELC is committed to providing the highest quality care and early childhood learning experiences. We do our best to foster children’s confidence in themselves and a desire for life-long learning. For more information visit the KELC website at www.kidsexpress.com.
— Wisconsin Holstein Association
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