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Discover 10 family friendly Earth Day activities

This Earth Day, celebrate 47 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to clean up a stream, recycling your big items, planting trees, going to an Earth Day Fest or visiting a sustainable vineyard and winery.

All events listed here are on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Overland Park Recycling Extravaganza 

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Black & Veatch parking lot, 11401 […]

How many pesticides are in “Dirty Dozen” foods?

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, but some foods are dangerously worse than others. The top “Dirty Dozen” are ranked by the Environmental Working Group in its Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2017 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
Peaches
Pears
Cherries
Grapes
Celery
[…]

Register kids for spring break zoo camp

Let the kids learn all about animals and nature during spring break at the K.C. Zoo. They’ll meet angry birds, get the scoop on poop, see animal architects and family ties.

The camps are designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12 with options for one-day and three-day camps between March 13 and March 24. A […]

February 27th, 2017|Children, Conservation, Education, Environmental impact, Event, Nature|0 Comments

Fight litter with No More Trash contest

Schools can help combat litter in Missouri with the annual No MOre Trash! Contest that encourages students to decorate a trash can that inspires others to re-think litter and trash.

The contest is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation. Entries should be decorated with the No MOre Trash! […]

Apply to be a Kansas City Zoo volunteer

Teenagers interested in animals and conservation can apply to be a VolunTEEN at the Kansas City Zoo and learn about animal care, conservation, leadership and workplace values.

Volunteer opportunities include educating zoo visitors about animal facts, working directly with animal keepers and leading activities at summer camps. In the year-long program, teens volunteer six hours per […]

January 17th, 2017|Children, Conservation, Education, Event, Volunteer, Wildlife|0 Comments