America Recycles Day, Saturday November 15th 9am-6pm Free Admission

Celebrate National America Recycles Day at Discovery Center.   Visit with community representatives who specialize in recycling, spend some time in our Build-A-Car area and try to create something new from recycled materials. Enjoy the current eco-zibit Green Revolution and the photography exhibit, 50 years of Wilderness Through the Lens of Missouri's 8 Wilderness Areas.

  • Saturday, November  15, 2014 4:00 pm  - Presentation on "The Legal Battle to Designate the Irish Wilderness" -  The White River Group of Sierra Club invites the public to join us at 4:00 pm in the auditorium at the Discovery Center to celebrate 50 years of the Federal Wilderness Protection Act.  This act resulted in 8 wilderness areas within the state of Missouri to receive federal protection.  One area in particular will be featured in a presentation by Jim Arneson, Sierra Club member.  Jim's presentation, "The Legal Battle to Designate the Irish Wilderness", will offer an eye-witness account of the efforts that went into eventually achieving wilderness designation.  Come learn about the history and preservation of the Irish Wilderness area, as well as the opportunity to view a photo exhibit of Missouri's wilderness areas.



Thank you to our sponsor:  City of Springfield Environmental Services