John Deere recently announced that it will host its ninth annual Learn and Play Day on Saturday, July 16, at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Ill.
The free event, which will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., is designed to provide children with insight into the agriculture, construction and forestry industries.
"We love offering this fun learning opportunity to families because it's a great way to show kids how we are all linked to the land in many different ways," said Brigitte Tapscott, manager of the John Deere Pavilion. "Our event is designed to keep kids entertained while they learn about life on a farm, or how a road is built. We have activities both inside and outside our facility that will provide plenty of learning and fun for the whole family."
Some of the features include a John Deere Gator™-themed obstacle course, a petting zoo, a construction zone, and an area where kids can complete farm “chores.” A number of educational booths will be hosted at the Pavilion by organizations including the Rock Island Farm Bureau, Rock Island 4H and Extension, and Midwest Dairy Association. Blacksmith demonstrations will also be on hand and available for visitors to see throughout the day.
The John Deere Pavilion, which opened in 1997, provides more than 14,000 square feet of space to the community for exhibits on Deere and Company. More information on the facility and local events can be found on www.VisitJohnDeere.com.