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Explore the Mighty MO on a free boat ride

Step aboard a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) boat for a free ride down the Missouri River and a few hours of exploration and wildlife viewing.

The Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will host three Missouri River boat trips on Wednesday, August 21 at these times:

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Tap an app to locate water bottle refills

Have you ever been out on a hot day and couldn’t find a place to refill your water bottle? Now there’s the Tap app that will locate water for you.

More than 1 million plastic water bottles are purchased every minute worldwide and nearly 80 percent of these end up in landfills and oceans. To combat the increasingly […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Children can taste the ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with a curriculum designed […]

Get 12 ideas for eco-friendly & off-grid vacations

If you’re looking for eco-friendly ways to travel this summer, here are a dozen ideas ranging from simple energy-saving tips to off-grid vacation rentals that will get you out in nature and minimize your environmental impact.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also […]

Apply to become an EPA Green Intern

Recent college graduates can get environmental work experience in a new EPA Green Intern Program.

Beginning September 30, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the Green Interns Program to train candidates for full-time EPA positions nationwide. Throughout the program, interns will receive mentoring, formal interactive training and an Individual development plan. After completing the program, […]