The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center got a helping hand from a great group of volunteers from the Evergy Green Team on Tuesday, March 29.
The volunteers spent several hours cutting down problematic trees, laying mulch at the Chinese New Years Pavilion and dragon sculpture, clearing excessive brush and removing rocks, wood beams and other debris to make the Discovery Center’s Certified “Nature Explore” Outdoor Classroom a safe, visually appealing area for children and their families to learn, grow and play.
Evergy has been a big supporter of the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center for many years. It provided considerable funding and volunteers for a project that involved making the Discovery Center’s pond and stream more interactive and safe, helped oversee a recent prescribed burn of the Discovery Center’s prairie restoration habitat, constructed the Discovery Center’s original Epic Sandbox in 2017 and has donated to help fund many of the Discovery Center’s great educational programs.
The Green Team itself is a group of employees and retiree volunteers that has taken on environmental projects across Kansas and Missouri since 1989. The team completes 50 to 70 projects per year, mostly on weekends and evenings, according to its website. The Green Team collaborates with conservation groups, agencies and schools in enhancing and fostering an understanding of the Kansas and Missouri environment, as well as improving natural habitats and helping provide access to important environmental areas.
Kansas Children’s Discovery Center offers high-quality, interactive experiences to inspire a lifelong love of learning for every child. Volunteers support our mission by creating these memorable experiences for every family that walks through our doors. Volunteers engage children in fun, educational activities, pitch in at special events, maintain our outdoor space and keep exhibit areas ready for play. If your organization is interested in a fun volunteer day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, call our volunteer coordinator at (785) 783-8300. We have indoor and outdoor projects for any size group.
Thank you, Evergy Green Team!
MORE VOLUNTEER NEWS: Read more about future educators from TCALC volunteering their time here.
View more photos from Evergy Green Team’s day of volunteering!