In 2002, the Missouri Department of Conservation opened a unique facility on Troost Avenue in the heart of Kansas City designed to get young people in urban neighborhoods more connected with nature and the outdoors.
This week, The Anita Gorman Discovery Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For many visitors, The Discovery Center at 47th and Troost continues to be their first introduction to nature.
Surrounded by 10 acres of gardens, forests, wetlands and prairie, the Discovery Center beckons urban residents to visit and to learn. Randy Mason spoke with Stacey Davis, the center’s manager.