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Nature Center Hosts Earth Day Celebration

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Cape Girardeau Nature Center hosted an Earth Day celebration to inform attendees about the Show Me State’s natural plants, animals and habitats on April 20.

To celebrate Earth Day, the Nature Center played nature documentaries and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax movie in its auditorium. There also was an informational booth about Missouri’s habitats and a wildlife trivia game on the facilities’ paved trail.

The center also had a crafting station, a recycle relay and was giving away free plants and trees grown on the premises. Guests had the option of taking three seed pouches per family and a choice between two trees.

Cameron Moore, who works at the Nature Center, spoke about the impact events such as the Earth Day celebration can have on a community.

“It’s important to spread awareness and show people what’s right,” Moore said. “Especially for people who are only seasonally interested in the health of our environment.”

Moore talked about how the Nature Center was a great place for people of all ages to learn about natural occurrences such as animal diets and habits and how to help our environment. She said that, of the few hundred people that visited the Nature Center, all of the guests could earn something from the event.

“We have learning activities for all ages,” Moore said.

To see more events hosted by the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, visit