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Several Wichita events will celebrate Earth Day

Stephan Bisaha
Kansas News Service/File photo
Among the activities scheduled for Earth Day on Saturday is a cleanup of the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita.

The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and is considered the start of the modern environmental movement.

Earth Day is Saturday. It will be celebrated in nearly 200 countries … and in Wichita.

There are several Earth Day events in Wichita this weekend. Earth Day began in 1970 and marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

Here’s a look at the Wichita events:


The Student Government Association at Wichita State University will host an Earth Day Festival. Activities include a clothing swap and farmers market. It will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on the lawn in front of Hubbard Hall.


Exploration Place has events planned throughout the day to celebrate Earth Day. That includes a volunteer river cleanup from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Sedgwick County Zoo will host Party for the Planet, which is aimed at third through fifth grade students. It will include interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. The program is free with a zoo admission.

Botanica will have an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. People can participate in a private walking tour and themed scavenger hunt.

Emmie Boese is a KMUW News Lab intern. She is a senior at Wichita State University and is majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism.