News Release 106

Henley Girl Pens Winning Earth Day Slogan

Volume 39-106 (For Immediate Release)
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 20, 2011 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has chosen "Little Changes, Big Results," submitted by a Henley fifth-grade student, as the official slogan of its annual Earth Day celebration.

The department chose the slogan, authored by Adeline Forester, a student of Michelle Kemkers fifth-grade class at Cole R-V Eugene Elementary School, from hundreds submitted by fifth graders from throughout the state.

"Adeline's message reminds everyone it is the little things we do everyday that makes a difference to protect Missouri’s resources," said Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Department of Natural Resources. "Little changes can give the big results that improve our environment and our communities."

Adeline, the daughter of Sam and Tiffany Forester of Henley, will receive a certificate of appreciation from the department and a $100 savings bond donated by Central Bank in Jefferson City. Her creative contribution will be recognized during the Earth Day opening ceremony scheduled at the Capitol in Jefferson City at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 29.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hosts Earth Day in Jefferson City each year. The Jefferson City event is free and will feature entertainment, interactive environmental displays, games and more. On the Earth Day stage, the department will present several games of Environmental Survivor, which will test the environmental knowledge of the students attending Earth Day. The World Bird Sanctuary and The Earthtones -- a musical group drawn from Department of Natural Resources and other state employees -- will also be featured on stage.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the south lawn of the Capitol. Visit the Earth Day Web pages at for updated information about the activities and fun planned for Earth Day in Jefferson City and across the state. For more information, call 800-361-4827.