State Fair Exhibit - Legacy Exhibit
Ten years ago, voters approved providing supplemental funding to state and regional parks and trails, clean water, outdoors and arts under the Clean Water & Legacy Amendment (www.legacy.mn.gov/ )
Help fairgoers learn what projects have been accomplished in the parks and trails portion of this.
The exhibit’s purpose is to:
- CELEBRATE the passage of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment ten years ago;
- EDUCATE about a few of the great regional and state parks and trails investments made since then;
- LISTEN to public perspectives on future directions.
- And to have FUN!!!
Responsibilities (duties and tasks)
- Learn about the Parks and Trails Legacy story, as told through exhibit materials and training.
- Guide people through a fun game where they prioritize how they would spend Legacy money.
- Monitor the giant chalk board to ensure there is no inappropriate answers, take photos of the public’s answers for data collection and wipe it clean when needed.
- Help keep the kid zone (dream park coloring area) tidy and help inspire creativity when needed.
- Watch over and keep clean, the fun, interactive section, of the Legacy room.
- Answer questions from the public about exhibit elements and point them to additional sources of information.
Avoid expressing personal opinions on DNR issues. Refer to staff in the DNR Information Booth.
- Enthusiasm and ability to engage the general state fair visiting public in a friendly, respectful, and patient manner.
- Interest in and basic familiarity with Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment, especially the Parks and Trails component. (Expansive knowledge of the 10-year Legacy celebrations OR of the Legacy Amendment is not required.)
- Willingness to promote all Legacy-eligible outdoor recreation activities.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to a broad range of outdoor recreation, especially at Minnesota state and regional parks and trails.
Minimum Time Commitment:
- Volunteers are needed for all 12 days of the state fair.
- Minimum of one full shift of 4 hours.
- Each day of the fair there are three 4-hour shifts to choose from.
1-2 staff will be working with you
8:45 AM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
On-site Training Provided:
- Monday, August 20th
- 10:00 am-12 Noon
DNR State Fair Building, 1740 Carnes Ave, St Paul, MN.
- Materials can also be mailed out for those who cannot attend the training session.
- State Fair Safety Training
- All volunteers must complete an online safety training quiz to be eligible to work at the Minnesota State Fair.
- Please go to the DNR State Fair Safety Training page for instructions.
This activity generally occurs on
- Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
- Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
- Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
- Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
- Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
- Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
- Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening