Capitol hosts Earth Day activities

Jan Syrigos, at left microphone, and George Syrigos, at far right, and their daughter, Sophia, foreground middle, perform Friday at Earth Day 2012 on the Capitol lawn. The trio performed songs from Jan’s Critter Rock and Wildheart music CDs. Visiting students joined the family as they performed on stage.

Jan Syrigos, at left microphone, and George Syrigos, at far right, and their daughter, Sophia, foreground middle, perform Friday at Earth Day 2012 on the Capitol lawn. The trio performed songs from Jan’s Critter Rock and Wildheart music CDs. Visiting students joined the family as they performed on stage.

The state Capitol south lawn was filled Friday with children and activities celebrating Earth Day.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources sponsored the annual event that included booths, displays and entertainment. One group brought to the main stage Friday was “Wildheart,” a music group featuring Jan and George Syrigos who use their music to encourage children to get out and enjoy nature.

Jan Syrigos said the pair loves being a part of the Earth Day activities, celebrating with the many children in attendance.

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