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Let kids plug in to new nature story time

A new online Nature Stories Around the World launches today with videos of children’s nature stories being read by a biologist and environmental expert.

Margo Farnsworth, author and biomimicry expert and educator, started the new online experience for children and their parents with the help of Sami Aaron, executive director of the non-profit, the Resilient Activist. […]

Get free trees planted on your street

Beautify your streetscape and help fight climate change by requesting free trees be planted in front of your house on your street parkway. Then encourage your neighbors to get a tree, too.

Residents of Kansas City and Liberty, MO and Prairie Village, KS are eligible to receive a free street tree planted in the public parkway […]

Track a pollinator migration at Butterfly Festival

Follow a butterfly’s annual migration from the Midwest to Mexico and see 1,000 butterflies and moths at Powell Garden’s Festival of Butterflies from July 21 to August 7.

The festival begins in the glass-walled Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, which will have more than a 1,000 butterflies and moths flying among tropical plants that are native […]

Download a free, state park activities app

Are you looking for a place to camp, fish, hike or enjoy activities on the water? Download a free app that will give you all the details for locations in Missouri State Parks.

MO Outdoors will also help you locate the best birdwatching and picnic areas and connect you to area regulations, seasonal information and interactive […]

Nominate neighbors for KC Green Award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working on a community garden, a recycling initiative, an energy-efficiency project, vacant lot repurposing or other Earth-friendly idea?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable […]