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MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Miller County

ST. ELIZABETH, Mo.—Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining Missouri's National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Elizabeth R-IV School gym located at 240 Church St. in St. Elizabeth. The session is free, but registration is required by Aug. 3.

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia in August

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Teachers, are you interested in receiving free training to improve conservation education in your Missouri classroom, home-school class, or youth group? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites teachers interested in MDC's Discover Nature Schools program to attend an upcoming training class in August from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia on the following dates.

MDC and local mid-Missouri libraries offer fishing rod and reel loaner program

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Do you like to fish, but don't own a pole? Don't worry, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has you covered. As part of the Discover Nature: Fishing Rod and Reel loaner program, seven libraries in mid-Missouri now have fishing equipment available for use by the public. They include Boonslick Public Library (Boonville), Mexico Audrain Public Library (Mexico), Marshall Public Library (Marshall), Centralia Public Library (Centralia), Sweet Springs Library (Sweet Springs), Woodplace Library (California), and Price James Library (Tipton).

Share ideas about the management of MDC’s Runge Nature Center grounds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is among the areas under review.

Discover nature with MDC at frog gigging clinic on July 24 in Sweet Springs

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. – Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri's fish, forest and wildlife resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to discover nature at a frog gigging clinic 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at Blind Pony Fish Hatchery, 16285 BP Hatchery Drive in Sweet Springs. The clinic is free and open to youth ages 7 to 17 and their parent or adult mentor, but registration by July 22 is required.

MDC changes deer hunting regs to help slow CWD

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeast Missouri counties to help limit the spread of a deadly deer disease through increased harvest opportunities this fall and winter. The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved several changes to regulations for the upcoming 2015-16 fall deer hunting season that focus on slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Wet a line with MDC at kid’s fishing clinic in Jefferson City on June 27

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Fishing helps kids discover nature and conserve it, too. Help the kids in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids to a day of fishing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at MDC headquarters located at 2901 West Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City. The clinic is FREE and open to kids up to age 15 and their parent or adult mentor, but registration is required by June 26.

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshop in Columbia on May 29

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Teachers, are you interested in receiving free training to improve conservation education in your Missouri classroom, home-school class, or youth group? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites teachers for grades K-2 interested in MDC’s Discover Nature Schools program to attend an upcoming training class Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia.

MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining Missouri's National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 8, at St. Martins Catholic School located at 7206 St. Martins Blvd. in Jefferson City. The workshop is free, but registration is required by June 5.

Wet a line with MDC at “Reel” time fishing event on June 6 in Columbia

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in partnership with Bass Pro Shop, Mexico Bassmasters and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite families to discover nature at the 10th annual "Reel" Time with Kids free fishing event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Bass Pro Shop Sportsman's Center, 3101 Bass Pro Dr. in Columbia.

Bait will be provided, as well as fishing poles for those who do not have their own. The event will also have educational displays, food, and drawings for prizes.

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