News Release 130

MEDIA ADVISORY: Missouri Department of Natural Resources to host Earth Day celebration April 29

Volume 39-130 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

WHO: Missouri Department of Natural Resources

WHAT: 17th annual Earth Day celebration

WHEN: Friday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: South lawn of the Capitol

WHY: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will welcome more than 1,000 students from throughout Missouri to the 17th annual Earth Day celebration. Participation is free. Earth Day is geared toward students, but the event is open to the public as well.

The department sponsors the event and is being joined by 12 other local, state and federal agencies with educational exhibits, booths, interactive displays and stage shows on the grounds. Stage events will include Environmental Survivor, hosted by 94.3 KAT Country personalities Kevin Hilley and Erin Hart, the World Bird Sanctuary, compliments of the Missouri American Water Company, and music by The Earth-Tones.

The department has a Web page in place where media outlets may obtain photographs and additional information about the event. The photos will be uploaded by 4 p.m. on April 29. They can be viewed at

Note to Editors: At the time of this advisory, 48 classes from 22 school in 10 counties have registered to attend the 2011 Earth Day event. Schools have registered from the following counties: Boone, Callaway, Cole, Gasconade, Greene, Moniteau, Monroe, Osage, Randolph and Washington.