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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.

The Missouri Recycling Association (MORA)  “First Responders for the Planet” Showcase will preview on YouTube on Friday, April 21st at 9:00 – with an interactive chat. Here is the link: .

YouTube will do a two-minute countdown to the 9:00 event. It will then be available on demand from 11:00 a.m. At 1:00 that same day there will be another showing with the interactive chat.

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

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

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

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