The City of Springfield's Office of Public Works announced its annual Earth Awareness Fair, which will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The City is partnering with the Springfield Park District to host the event at Henson Robinson Zoo, located at 1100 E. Lake Shore Drive in Springfield.
Admission to the zoo and the event are both free and will take place rain or shine. This is a family-friendly event that will feature more than 40 exhibitors highlighting topics including recycling, reuse, energy efficiency, alternative energy, native plants and habitats, local and organic foods, water conservation, and much more. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about environmental issues and discover ways to be more eco-friendly.
To ensure visitors can attend the event without hassle, SMTD will offer free public transportation to and from the Earth Awareness Fair. The shuttle will leave the downtown Transportation Center located on 11th Street between Adams and Washington Street. It will not make any other stops along the route and drop riders at the main entrance of Henson Robinson Zoo. The shuttle will leave every 30 minutes, beginning at 10:30 a.m. from downtown, and the last shuttle will leave the zoo at 4:30 p.m.