Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016 will be held Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Earth Day offers a variety of fun and educational opportunities for students interested in finding out more about how they can improve the world around them.

Register to Participate

Teachers, register to participate! Activities for the event are tailored to fifth-graders, but all ages are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Enter the Slogan Contest

This year's theme is "100 Years of Missouri State Parks" and we're looking for a slogan that relates to Missouri State Parks. So we are asking Missouri 5th grade students to put on their thinking caps and submit slogans. Check back later so your teacher can submit your entry. The winner will be our special guest during Earth Day 2016 and will receive a proclamation from our governor, a gift card and a Missouri Rock and Mineral set. Your teacher also will win something special.

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day 2015 was held April 24, on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Check out the photo gallery.

2015 Slogan "Our Missouri Waters – Go With the Flow"

Congratulations to the 2015 slogan contest winner, Lauren Parker, a fifth grade student in Ms. Tipton's class at Southern Boone Elementary School in Ashland. Lauren was presented the Governor's proclamation; a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank, 238 Madison Street, Jefferson City; and a Missouri Rock and Mineral set donated by the department's Missouri Geological Survey. Ms. Tipton was presented a $50 gift card from Walmart, Jefferson City.