After a three-year pandemic hiatus, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' annual Earth Day celebration is back! The 2023 event will be held Friday, April 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
Since 1994, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has hosted an annual Earth Day celebration, bringing together statewide agencies and organizations to offer hands-on educational activities and displays to students from across Missouri. 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. This year's event will feature crafts made from recycled items, stage games with prizes and several hands-on interactive activities; and best of all, it’s entirely free. Activities at this event are tailored for fifth graders, but all ages are welcome.
Register to Participate
Teachers, register to participate! While open and free to the public, the Earth Day 2023 activities are geared to the educational needs of fifth-grade students. Teachers can register their classes for Earth Day 2023 online now. Preregistration allows us to better prepare for the event, as well as make sure registered teachers receive all the necessary information to make sure their students get the greatest educational benefit possible from attending the event.
Schools may be eligible to apply for financial assistance through the department’s bus grant program to assist with transportation expenses!