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Giggers Emily and McKenna show off a portion of their harvest

Giggers Emily and McKenna show off a portion of their harvest

Giggers Emily and McKenna show off a portion of their harvest.

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Harper and Michelle Bockman enjoy a cool afternoon hiking at Twin Pines

Harper and Michelle Bockman enjoy a cool afternoon hiking at Twin Pines

Harper and Michelle Bockman enjoy a cool afternoon hiking at Twin Pines

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Here Come the Neo-tropicals

You don't have to know all the names of birds to enjoy them, but if learning their names is a goal, taking them three at a time makes the task much more manageable.

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Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, Winona

Hours Changing At Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

A change in the hours will offer more opportunities for school field trips and lots to do with the family on Saturdays.

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Barb Ostmann begins weaving her basket at a DNW workshop at Twin Pines

It’s Not Paper or Plastic, It’s Oak or Hickory

Long before the supermarket began offering a choice of paper or plastic, early Ozarkers had the choice of oak or hickory baskets to carry their goods and treasures. Today baskets can be made of exotic plants, meaning habitat improvement is woven into an Ozarks tradition.

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Lessons in Leopold’s Land Ethic

In his collection of conservation essays, "A Sand County Almanac," Aldo Leopold wrote of a personal land ethic, how we respect, treat and protect the land. Our upcoming Ozark-area workshops can help folks keep Leopold's land ethic alive with a variety of good conservation practices.

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Ozark teachers attend the 4e orientation.

Let Nature Be the Teacher

Area teachers learn to let their students learn required lessons from nature.

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Wendy, Trish and Laura show the results of their successful night of gigging.

MDC Offers Gigging for Beginners Workshop

Although gigging has been around for centuries, these beginners got a taste of what is modern and what is still traditional about this Ozarks' sport.

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Missouri's High Country

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Rugged landscapes support plants and animals unique to Missouri's Ozark Highlands.

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More Than Giggin'

The lesson that stuck with me more than any other is this. Although we could take up to 20 suckers, we didn’t always need them. There was no need to take what we couldn’t use at the fish fry that evening.

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