Join us for Ecofest

Ecofest logo - Livin' Large in the Backyard

2016 Festival - Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM

(Driving Directions) (Campus Map) (Family Fun Run/Walk Entry Form)

Healthy Living Guides
Environmental Presentations
Live Music
Children's Activities
Free Trees
Much More!

Our Purpose

Ecofest is a celebration of the best of green living and ecofriendly practices in health and wellness, fitness and nutrition, home energy conservation, and home gardening and landscaping. Find out how small changes that you can make will lead to big differences in your life. Ecofest 2016 will feature vendors/exhibitors, cooking demos, presentations, an EcoKids Zone.

Ecofest Sponsors

Ecofest Sponsor logos

Ecofest Vendors/Exhibitors

Visit the websites for each vendor to find out more about their mission and philosophy.

Blue ThumbsRoyal Gauntlet Birds of Prey
Caring K-9's of TulsaA Third Place Community Foundation
City of Tulsa - Stromwater QualityTulsa Botanic Garden
City of Tulsa - Wastewater Pollution PreventionTulsa City County Library
Duckcreek FarmTulsa Community Garden Association
Edible TulsaTulsa Garden Center
Harvest SolarTulsa Hub
Juice Plus TulsaTulsa Master Gardens
New SolutionsTulsa Master Recyclers Association
Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers AssociationTulsa Permaculture
Oklahoma Food and Farm AllianceTulsa Rose Society
OSU Extension / TulsaSymbiotic Aquaponics
OSU Insect AdventureUp With Trees
Pleu GardensVegetarian Society of Tulsa
R&G GroceryWhite Family Farmstead
The Bridges Foundation 

New Features at EcoFest 2016

The new features for Ecofest 2016 include a tour of a tiny house built by a local school teacher, an interactive stroke and CPR assessment course, a presentation on how to build your own aquaponics unit, and a revamped EcoKids Zone, a mobile insect petting zoo, and a sumo bot competition in the campus Fab Lab. 

EcoFest Featured Events





9:30-10:30AMNear Harvard EntranceOne Mile Family Fun Run/WalkTulsa Community College
10:45AMFront of Engineering Technology BuildingArbor Day CelebrationTulsa Community College
12:00PMLarge Auditorium (Academic Building)Birds of Prey PresentationRoyal Gauntlet
TBA EMSA/Life FlightTulsa Emergency Services
9AM-3PMWest Parking LotTulsa Library BookmobileTulsa County Library

Festival Presentations

9:45Carla GroggNative PlantsHT 1
10:30Dr. Nate ChismHolistic HealthET Commons
11:15James SpicerPermacultureHT 1
NoonSteve WoodsHome CompostingET Commons
12:45Kelda LoraxPermacultureHT 1
1:30Kenda WoodburnWild EdiblesET Commons
Throughout the DayTaylor Painter-WolfTiny HomesHorticulture Parking Lot
Throughout the DayKaben SmallwoodAquaponicsHorticulture Shadehouse

Cooking Demonstrations

9:30Jeff Marlow, Community Food Bank of Eastern OklahomaTBA
10:30Jan Dawson, OSU ExtensionUnderground Candy
11:30Barry Jarvis, Edible TulsaTBA
12:30Katie Plohocky, Cooking for HealthVegetarian BBQ Sliders

*All cooking demonstrations will be in ET 1.

EcoFest Festival Performers

9:00Glenn Jones and the Dough Bros
11:00Charlie Hill
NoonDan Butchee and John O’Neill
1:00Desi and Cody
2:00Aaron Patrick

The EcoFest Festival performers will be featured in room ET 152.

EcoKids Zone

  • SUPERHERO:  Recyclops is Wild to be “Livin’ Large in the Back Yard”
  • Getting Started:
    • Registration
    • Upcycle Bag (EcoPack) – totes for all your take home items
  • Nutrition:– Horticulture Bldg
    • Eat & Be Wild:
      • Carrot in a Bottle
      • Carrot Pop snacks
    • Wild About Gardening:  Plant seeds, grow your own, harvest and eat
      • Seed Starters
      • Community Garden
      • Aquaponics
    • Dig In & Grow Wild
      • Tin Can Planters
      • Kitchen Herb Garden
      • Mini Green Houses
      • Dirt Dough Station
      • Chicken feeders & water holders
  • Health & Fitness:
    • Fit to Be Wild:
      • Big Jenga Blocks
      • 3 Legged Race
      • Milk Jug Toss
    • Stretch it Out – Yoga for Kids
    • Dance & Be Wild: Musical instruments – shakers, string instruments, drums
  • Art: Wildly Creative
    • Recyclable Art:  Egg Carton Art – Birdfeeders, Flowers, Bottle Lid Stamps
    • Upcycle Art:  CD Suncatchers , Bottle Bank Animals
    • Trash to Treasure:  Birdfeeders, Tin Can Chimes
  • Conservation: Earth-friendly Superheros Needed
    • Waste No Water
    • Water Filtration System
  • Demonstration Table of Ecofriendly Activities / Parent Corner

The EcoKids Zone Activities will be in rooms ET 146, 148, and 150.

Ecofest Videos

Journey to the Planet of The Earth*

Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction

*Videos will run continuously through the day in room ET 5. 

Family Fun

  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
  • Face Painting
  • Tulsa Fire Department & EMSA
  • Tulsa Life Flight Helicopter
  • Multiple Mascots
  • Tulsa Food Trucks
  • One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk - Free T-shirt! (T-shirts guaranteed for first fifty participants only)
  • Petting Zoo

Past celebrations: Ecofest 2015 Ecofest 2014