Earth Day Activities
We're celebrating 52 years of Earth Day this year! Ozarks Environmental News aims to be Earth Day Central, the place to find out about all the events and activities in the Ozarks this year
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources announces
2022 Earth Day slogan contest winner
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 22, 2022 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced the winner of the department’s 2022 Earth Day slogan contest. 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 annual 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.
This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the annual worldwide Earth Day commemoration and the 28th year the department has used the day to help Missourians, especially children, learn about the environment and how to care for it.
While Earth Day festivities can’t be held this year, children of all ages can still celebrate at home. To find a variety of fun ways to learn about the environment and how we all can help take care of the Earth, go to dnr.mo.gov/earth-day.
Climate Change and You: Things you can do
Earth Day 2022
Every day should be Earth Day, but these are special events listed that you may want to learn about or with which you may want to get involved. Earth Day Festival, Springfield, MO Earth Day: 24 Hours of Action at EarthDay.org
Missouri State University
Earth Week Schedule
Bear Pantry List of Needs
Looking for something to watch on Earth Day? Try this on PBS: Climate Change: The Facts.
Bonus: It is narrated by Sir David Attenborough. You should probably just watch it.
Celebrate Earth Day at Roaring River State Park April 22 Click here for more information.
James River Basin Partnership
Volunteer information for April 22 Clean up
Lake Springfield Map
City of Springfield
Earth Day Events
Hey everyone! We have a special Earth Day EnviroFlick we’re hosting virtually! Check out the attachment, and register at the link below! You can view from the comfort of home, then join the Facebook conversation—“What’s YOUR 2040!” Feel free to share with others!
EPA EPA Earth Day resources
Missouri Humanities Signature Events
Xerces Society Earth Day; Earth Week
Planet Unity Events, April 22, 2022
Missouri Recycling Association Earth Day Events
Tour Missouri’s Eco Success Stories Virtually for Earth Day Please read for more information.
Missouri Department of Conservation
Shoal Creek Center, Joplin Virtual Program: Learn About Colorful Wildflowers, April 22, 6-7 PM For info, click here