Rapid City Earth Day Expo slated for Saturday

Annual event promotes sustainability, energy savings, and healthy living

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The forth annual Earth Day Expo is being held Saturday, April 27 at the Central States Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The expo is presented by the Black Hills Chapter of Dakota Rural Action and the Rapid City Sustainability Committee, educating children and adults on the latest technologies and techniques that can help build a more sustainable world.

Sherry Thurston of the Rapid City Sustainability Committee said “The main focus of the Earth Day Expo is not just to educate the parents but to focus on the youth. It is their future that needs to be preserved.”

That doesn’t mean adults will have nothing to do at the Expo. A new addition to this year’s expo is the electric vehicle “Show and Drive,” where adults can test drive an electric car.

Other events include:

  • Make a bird feeder with the Izaak Walton League
  • Make your own mini aquaponics garden with Western Dakota Tech students

  • Make crafts with recycled content

  • Get your picture taken with Smokey Bear

  • Music and Earth Day speakers

  • Aquaponics Design Competition with awards

  • Fun events for kids like the Recycle Relay with prizes


The expo will be at the Walter Taylor 4-H building at the Central States Fairgrounds.

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