July 13, 2014

The Dunes Center at Farmers' Market: The Booth of Fun

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Three things children love about farmers’ market: the bounce house, the food, and the Dunes Center.

No little boy or girl could resist combing the Dunes Center’s real animal furs with their little fingers. Some four-year-olds even clutched at the skunk fur with determined eyes that seemed to suggest “this is mine.”

However, what attracted most people was not the furs but the kinetic sand on which children made animal footprints.

Kinetic sand is made up of 98 percent sand and 2 percent Polydimethyl siloxane, making it easy to shape and fun to play with.


Last Thursday, July 10, a little boy left his own hand-print on the sand and could not identify which animal the print belonged to.

Some kids had so much fun with the Dunes Center that they either stayed at the booth longer than their parents allowed them to, or kept coming back to play some more.

The Dunes Center’s booth was so popular that it interested not only human beings but also gorillas.



Of course, the Dunes Center is not just all about animal furs, footprints and kinetic sand, we also provided pedestrians with handouts about our happenings:

Guadalupe Native Garden Grand Opening

  • Venue: Guadalupe Native Garden
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Aug. 2, 2014
  • Address: 699 Campodonico Ave., Guadalupe, CA, 93434

Hike To Point Sal Overlook

  • Venue: Point Sal State Beach
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Aug. 9, 2014
  • Address: 6404 Brown Road, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Guadalupe’s Walk and Talk

  • Venue: Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Aug.16, 2014
  • Address: 1065 Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, CA, 93434

See more at: http://dunescenter.org/wp/events/

Compiled by intern Tram Nguyen


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