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Free day at Discovery Center Nov. 14 celebrates America Recycles Day

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flying-high-headThe City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department is partnering with the Discovery Center of Springfield 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 to celebrate American Recycles Day with free admission and interactive exhibits centered around recycling.

Exhibits include:

From Trash to Treasure activities in the Exploratory Lab: Make a bracelet from a plastic shopping bag, a treasure box from recycled cards, or a Doodle Owl from a cardboard tube.

Build A Car in the Theater: Use recycled materials to build a car, then race it.

Schedule of Events
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit with representatives from City of Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services for information and resources within the community to support a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose” emphasis every day.
  • From Trash to Treasure activities in the Exploratory Lab: Make a bracelet from a plastic shopping bag, or a treasure box from recycled cards, or a Doodle Owl from a cardboard tube.
  • Build A Car in the theater: Use recycled materials to build a car, then race it down a ramp.
  • Recycling Show: Juggling – Learn about some ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home AND some juggling tricks from Garland Owens at the same time Show times are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Gallery A.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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