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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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Melanie Carden-Jessen portrays an Ozarks pioneer hog caller

Ozarks Pioneer Tells the Tale of Hogs in Missouri

In the early 1930s, Shannon County native Lennis Broadfoot completed what he called character studies on everyday folks who scratched out a living in these hard Ozarks Hills. A hog caller, Mary Boxx, is now brought to life by Twin Pines Education Center manager Melanie Carden-Jessen to tell the story of hogs and the impact they have on wildlife both in Mary's time and today. Feral hogs are once again becoming a problem in the Ozarks and efforts are underway to limit their population. 

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Record Heritage Day Attendance at Twin Pines

Fair weather results in record attendance at this year's Heritage Day at Twin Pines CEC where visitors viewed Ozarks history and conservation in action.

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Woman holding a river cane dream catcher

River Cane Dream Catcher

Diane Oesch holds a dream catcher she made of native river cane at a Twin Pines Discover Nature Women workshop.

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Woman holding a river cane dream catcher

Seriously Fun Nature Programs

Take home handmade treasures and lifelong conservation lessons from Twin Pines' Discover Nature programs.

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A naturalist helps a young archer line up her shot.

Shooting Towards Spring

Archery is sometimes thought of as a fall sport, in conjunction with archery season for deer, but recreational archery makes for a great activity to get you out of doors and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.

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Agents Emery and Baldridge help area youth understand their job as an agent

So What's It Like To Be An Agent?

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a conservation agent would be like? Families who attended the Conservation Crimefighters workshop got a glimpse of what it is like helping folks make better choices.

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