Imagine A World Fair at RES

Through the Eyes of a 4th Grader: An interview with Mrs. Trisha Doyle

Written by students in Mr. Farina’s Grade 4 Language Arts class: Austin Bradford, Allison Prugh, Miley Stuart, Lilia Vero, Ebba Werring

Q: What is the Imagine a World fair?

A: The Imagine a World Fair is an interactive science and art fair geared to Redding Elementary School students and families but is open to the public.  It will be on Saturday, January 26 from 1:00-3:00 at Redding Elementary School.

Q: How long has this fair been an event?

A: The Imagine a World Fair has been an event for three years.  It began in 2016 and was headed up by a current Redding Elementary School parent, Nancy Shalala.

Q: Who participates in the fair?  Who are the creators and who attends?

A: The fair is open to anyone who lives in Redding and the surrounding towns.  It is a free event for all members of the family! Parents and Joel Barlow High School Science Club members create and run the tables and stations.  There will also be student exhibitors who have created STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects. The Heritage Center has also been asked to participate. 

Q: What is this year’s theme and how was it chosen?

A: This year’s theme is The Elements. The elements are fire, water, wind, and earth.  Parent volunteers through the PTA wanted to have a theme that could provide a variety of stations.  Last year the fair was centered around the theme of the 5 senses and the elements promise to provide an exploration into properties of matter and environmental studies such as recycling and conservation.

Q: What can guests do if they come to the fair?

A: The fair is interactive.  There will be a candle-making station and a seed planting station.  Guests will be contributing to a large mural made out of scrap paper.  There will be a station all about why water and oil don’t mix. There will be lots and lots of fun activities and presentations of information related to fire, wind, water, and ice!

Q: What do you want the public to know about the fair?

A: I want people to see what a community we have here in Redding and Redding Elementary School.