Last week-end, I attended an Environment Festival in Saku in Nagano Prefecture. The day before I had run a race there, and the festival was at the same venue.
It was quite interesting, especially with regard to environmental education.
I learned to sew my own bag for chopsticks,
I painted a medal which could be useful for any kind of event, like races, on beech wood.
And I rode a bicycle which had two dynamos attaced to generate electricity for a small TV.
I also checked the acidity of the rain in the area with a simple device.
It was a nice little festival with a lot of fun things for children and adults to do and learn, we should have many of these, and I think it's a good idea to combine them with sports events!