Out of caution surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the department's in-person 2022 Earth Day celebration at the Capitol building is cancelled. While safety, stewardship and service are all very important to the department, safety is the top priority. Look for us at next year's Earth Day celebration scheduled in 2023. Other department sponsored activities being held to observe Earth Day are listed below.
Earth Day Slogan Contest Winner
Mahamud Mahamud, a fifth grade student from Kansas City International Academy, won first place with the slogan, "May the forest be with you." Mahamud was among more than 700 Missouri fifth graders who entered the 2020 slogan contest.
As the slogan contest winner, Mahamud will receive a special Earth Day proclamation signed by Governor Mike Parson, a $50 gift card donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City and a rock and mineral set from the Missouri Geological Survey. Mahamud’s teacher, Joe Krohn, will also receive a special award. Typically, the slogan winner and teacher are announced and prizes awarded during the annual Earth Day celebration in Jefferson City, however, this year’s event was cancelled due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19.
Congratulations to Muhamud and Joe and thanks to everyone for entering!
Earth Day Art in Missouri State Parks Contest
During Earth Day, we celebrate our amazing planet and reflect on the importance of protecting it. As part of our 2022 Earth Day celebration, Missouri State Parks is sponsoring a virtual art contest for pre-K through eighth grade. The theme of our contest is Earth Day Art in Missouri State Parks. Our state park system preserves some of the most outstanding natural resources in the state. We would love to see your artwork that showcases some of the special places in our state parks and historic sites. See below for contest rules and how to participate.
How to submit artwork:
- A photo of your artwork can be submitted electronically at Earth Day Art Submission.
- Follow directions carefully and provide all information requested on the submission form.
- You must submit your artwork by April 30, 2022. Late entries will not be judged.