Earth Day 2014 Celebration
Earth Day 2014, the 20th annual Earth Day celebration sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Missouri State Capitol south lawn in Jefferson City.
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Earth Day Activities
Held in the shadow of Missouri's historic Capitol, Earth Day 2014 will offer a variety of fun and educational opportunities for students interested in finding out more about how they can improve the world around them. In recognition of the event's 20th anniversary, the Department of Natural Resources is determined to make this event the best ever:
- ALL NEW: The Teachers’ Resource Room – A special area for teachers (only) to see the latest in educational offerings from the Department of Natural Resources and many of our state, local and university exhibitors. This will also include a place to sit, relax and enjoy cold Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper products!
- Live stage presentations – Educational stage games (with prizes), live music and more (we’ll announce the lineup as it is confirmed).
- More exhibitors – Earth Day 2014 will feature exhibits from the Department of Natural Resources as well as other state, federal and local agencies. Central Missouri is also rich in colleges and universities, and we’re reaching out to pull them into Earth Day 2014.
- Hands-on crafts from recycled materials – This popular Earth Day feature will return by popular demand.
- Improved Web presence and teacher communications – We’ve made registration on our website easier, and we’ll keep you informed as stage acts are confirmed; exhibitors are recruited and details evolve.
Register Your Class for Earth Day 2014
While open and free to the public, the activities of Earth Day 2014 are geared to the educational needs of fifth-grade students. Teachers can register their classes for Earth Day 2014 online now. Preregistration will allow us to better prepare for the event as well as make sure registered teachers receive all of the necessary information to make sure their students get the greatest educational benefit possible from attending the event.
Calling all Teachers and Chaperones!
Bring us your tired, hungry, caffeine craving, muscle aching masses … please stop by The Teachers’ Lounge (Tent 3) for Dunn Brother’s coffee, Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper products, Panera bagels, McAllister’s tea and cookies, assorted snacks from Flower’s Foods, and mini massages provided by Metro Business College students. While you snack, check out resource materials and enter one of our three raffle contests. We are giving away a lovely purse from the Snob Shop, a decorative gift from Southbank Gift Company, and a Missouri Rock and Mineral set from the Department's Missouri Geological Survey. We appreciate you.
Earth Day 2014 Slogan Contest
Mallory Bartels, a fifth-grader at Camdenton R-3 - Capstone Gifted Center, submitted the slogan, “Watersheds: Go with the flow, clean H20,” based on the 2014 Earth Day theme, “Watersheds.” Read more about the Earth Day Slogan Contest.
Order an official Missouri Earth Day t-shirt online!