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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 Wild Justice

Loving the outdoors is a great start, but there is much more to becoming a conservation agent. Area youth and their parents try their hand with some tools, techniques and a little guidance from experienced MDC agents.

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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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Night Hike

Nature’s Night Shift

When the sun goes down another shift comes on out in the woods. Learn how nocturnals are worthy of fascination not fear.

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New Conservation Education Center Opens in the Ozarks

A new gem of a place, Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, held its grand opening Saturday, April 19.

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Our Kids Are Worth It

Local folks team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to put their resources into what is important, our kids.

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Naturalist Reta Barkley takes local kids on an outdoor adventure

Outdoor Adventure Kids at Twin Pines

Naturalist Reta Barkley leads a group of local kids on an outdoor adventure at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center.  Children and their parents are encouraged to spend time outside over the summer and discover nature.

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Caroline Gaskins enjoys fishing at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Ozarkers Discover Nature at Twin Pines

Heritage Day and school field trips result in record April visitation to Twin Pines Conservation Education Center.

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Melanie Carden-Jessen portrays an Ozarks pioneer hog caller

Ozarks Pioneer Hog Caller Calls Attention to Feral Hogs

Feral hogs were once common in the Ozarks and were a factor in the low deer and turkey populations in the 1930s. Lennis Broadfoot’s character study of a Ripley County hog caller brings home that feral hogs are still a problem in Missouri.

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