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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Environmental Services sponsors free day at Discovery Center to celebrate America Recycles Day



The 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!

Recycling Show in Gallery: Juggling with Garland Owens – learn fun ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home AND cool juggling tricks at the same time! Show times are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


Media contacts: Laurie Duncan, Education Director, Discovery Center of Springfield: 417-862-9910x701 or Barbara Lucks, Sustainability Officer, City of Springfield, 417-864-2005.

For more information about America Recycles Day, visit

For information about the Discovery Center of Springfield, visit

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