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Learn about wildlife at Missouri State Fair

Get a close-up view of raptors, tips on identifying wild mushrooms and a demonstration on cooking fresh fish at the Missouri State Fair.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, August 18 and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, August 19 in […]

Float the Mighty MO on a free, guided adventure

Experience the sights and sounds along the Missouri River at sunrise, daytime or sunset on a free, guided float trip hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

MDC staff will lead participants on three-hour float trips that begin at Platte Landing Park in Parkville, MO and end eight miles downstream at Kaw Point in Kansas City, KS. MDC […]

Transform a vacant lot into an edible garden

Green Drinks KC will host Vacant Lots: From Eyesore to Success with an evening of stories and strategies for transforming vacant urban lots into engaging, edible gardens.

There are currently more than 2,700 vacant lots in the Kansas City area that are available for sale, according to The Land Bank of Kansas City, MO.

The monthly Green Drinks KC […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Children can taste the ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plant science 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 […]

Discover 5 ways to save water

Even on the hottest days of summer, there are still ways to save water and cut your water bills. Here are five tips for reducing your water use.

Update water fixtures  Use less water by installing aerators on all household faucets and low-flow showerheads in the bathrooms and save 2,300 to 7,000 gallons of water […]