News Release 055

Wildheart offers music and environmental message in Missouri state parks

Volume 39-055 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The music and environmental message of Wildheart will be heard again in five Missouri State Parks in spring 2012. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, with grant support from the Missouri Arts Council, these performances are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

Wildheart is composed of Jan and George Syrigos, both Emmy award-winning educators and entertainers who bring a strong science message to young audiences as they explore wildlife, habitats and natural history. Their performance combines original music with motion and media to deliver a conservation message about the natural world.

“These performances are popular with both kids and adults and we are pleased that we can provide additional performances," said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. "Wildheart is more than entertainment; their message to get outdoors and enjoy nature is what we promote at Missouri State Parks.”

Scheduled performances of Wildheart will be held as follows:

• Stockton State Park, Stockton – April 7; performance will begin immediately following the Crappie Day 5K race at approximately 11 a.m.
• Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Jefferson City – April 20; 6:30 p.m. outdoors on the lawn; bring chairs or blankets.
• Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw – May 12; 5 p.m. at the campground amphitheater.
• Wakonda State Park, near La Grange – May 26; 7 p.m. in the Boulder Campground.
• Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock – June 23; 6 p.m. in the campground.

Bryan added that he would like to thank Wildheart and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, for making the concerts possible.

For more information about these events, contact the individual site or visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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