2010 Earth Day Photos

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One of three Environmental Survivor game winners

One of three Environmental Survivor game winners being congratulated by game hosts, Kevin Hilley and Erin Hart (94.3 KAT Country).  This wise fifth-grade student was the only contestant who knew the turned columns on the Governor’s Mansion are made of Missouri granite. 

world bird

Trained birds from the World Bird Sanctuary made an appearance, compliments of the Missouri American Water Company.

The smokestack display

The smokestack display showed students how filters can reduce pollution.

Students enjoyed sitting in the solar car

Students enjoyed sitting in the solar car frame which was designed by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla.

Attendees enjoyed visiting the historic Missouri State Capitol

Attendees enjoyed visiting the historic Missouri State Capitol during Earth Day activities.

Students vie for a chance to play the Environmental Survivor game

Students vie for a chance to play the Environmental Survivor game.

Environmental Survivor game finalists

Environmental Survivor game finalists compete for a bicycle by correctly sorting recyclable items.

Lunch break on the Missouri State Capitol steps

Lunch break on the Missouri State Capitol steps during Earth Day 2010.

Recycled arts and crafts

Recycled arts and crafts were quite popular.

games on the main stage

Students were asked environmental questions during the games on the main stage, where they learned about good environmental stewardship of the land and about the work of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Earthday Participant

2010 Earth Day Slogan Contest winner Hattie Bittle received a copy of the Earth Day proclamation and a $100 Savings Bond from Central Bank.  Bittle, a fifth-grade student from South Callaway R-II, is pictured with a pair of socks made from recycled material that were also given to her the day of the event.

Bicycles were prizes for winners

Bicycles were prizes for winners of Environmental Survivor games.

First Lady Georganne Nixon celebrated Earth Day

First Lady Georganne Nixon celebrated Earth Day by planting a tree on the capitol grounds with Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Mark Templeton, Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler, capitol staff and visiting children.

First Lady Georganne Nixon and Hattie Bittle

First Lady Georganne Nixon and Hattie Bittle, South Callaway R-II Elementary fifth-grade student, plant a Missouri dogwood tree on the capitol grounds during Earth Day.  Bittle penned the winning Earth Day slogan, “Recycle Around the Clock ‘cause Earth Day Rocks.”

Department of Natural Resources director kicks-off Earth Day

Mark Templeton, Missouri Department of Natural Resources director kicks-off Earth Day 2010.  Seated onstage are Jon Hagler, Missouri Department of Agriculture Director and First lady Georganne Nixon.

Students tossed bean bags to win educational natural resources trading cards.

Students tossed bean bags to win educational natural resources trading cards.

 

Joh Hagler speaking at Earthday 2010

Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler, speaks to fifth-grade students, teachers, landscape industry representatives and others who attended DNR’s Earth Day 2010, on the state capitol grounds.  Hagler read the Gov. Nixon’s proclamation naming May “Landscape and Garden Beautification Month in Missouri.”

Geologists answer questions about rocks, minerals and fossils.

Geologists answer questions about rocks, minerals and fossils.