For the first time, Kemper Kids celebrated Earth Day with activities at William Woods University's Kemper Arts Center with the help of the WWU Thriving Artist Group (TAG) and The Rosa Parks Center.
From 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, community children partook in green crafting utilizing nature and recycled materials, and took an Earth Day pledge to help take care of the environment.
According to 9-year-old aspiring artist Haisley Windsor, the event was a hit.
"When you do art, you get to express your feelings and do whatever you want and whatever you're thinking you can just draw it," Windsor said.
Mildred M. Cox Gallery coordinator Jennifer Sain says they decided to host an Earth Day event to get more kids involved in art-based activities.
"We are trying to have more Kemper Kids activities throughout the year, not just the summer camps," she said. "It's something that anyone can participate in."