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 […]

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

Join a clean-up tribute in memory of 9-year-old planet hero

Nine-year-old Amelia Meyer captured the nation’s attention when she asked for a trash clean-up and recycling event for her “Make A Wish.” Her battle with brain cancer ended October 26, and in her memory, her family is organizing an Amelia Trash Clean-Up following her funeral on Saturday, November 5.

The public is invited to the cleanup […]

November 1st, 2016|Children, Event, Get involved, Recycling, Volunteer, Zero Waste|1 Comment

Let the kids be a zookeeper for a day

At the Kansas City Zoo, children ages 7 to 18 can sign up to be a Keeper for a Day and learn what it takes to care for the zoo’s animals and habitats.

Participants will do everything from cleaning exhibits and preparing animal diets to learning the basics of animal handling and conservation.

Mini Zookeeper is designed […]

October 4th, 2016|Children, Conservation, Education, Event, Volunteer|0 Comments

Help grant Amelia’s “Make A Wish” of being a planet hero

Eight-year-old Amelia Meyer would like all of us to help her clean up the planet beginning in Kansas City parks on February 27. She is battling brain cancer, and this is her “Make A Wish” request.

This Saturday, cleanup events will be held in four parks, and Kansas City Mayor Sly James will present Amelia with […]