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Published on: Nov. 2, 2005

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from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, (573) 290-5218, triangle

Clubs for kids and teens

Mudpuppies—This preschool-level program is offered four times each month for children 3 to 6 years.

November’s topic is titled “Talkin’ Turkey.” Children will learn about wild turkeys in Missouri and make a craft to take home. Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., or Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Attendance is limited to one program per month. An adult must accompany the child to the program. Registration is required.

Snappers—This conservation kids’ club is designed for children 7 to 11 years and meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month.

November’s topic is “Not Just A Long Winter’s Nap.” Learn how animals prepare for hibernation and just how long they enjoy their winter slumber. Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

An adult must accompany the child to the program. Registration is required.

Racers—This conservation teen club is for ages 12 to 17 years. This activity-based program is usually a few hours in length and may consist of a short field trip.

November’s topic is “Prowling for Owls” on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The teens will search for nesting sites, try to call owls in, and learn what they eat.

Registration is required.

Recommended for families

Naturalist Notebook— On the first Sunday of each month, join one of the naturalists as they select a favorite program from their notebook, set up an interesting discovery table or explore current natural events along the trail.

In November, this program will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.

No registration required.

Sunday Featured Films—A variety of conservation CDs or videos will be shown in the auditorium every Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m.

No registration required.

Hikes—Offered periodically throughout the year.

The next trip will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 3 p.m.

No registration required.

Teens and adults

Outdoor Skill Programs—Offered periodically throughout the year.

November‘s topic is “Waterfowl Hunting Tips, Techniques and Tactics,” on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 12 to adult.

Registration is required.

Private Land Workshops—Offered the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. November’s topic is “Whitetail Deer Management.” Ages 12 to adult.

No registration required.

For adults only

Adults Only—A monthly program designed to offer opportunities for ages 18 and up.

November’s topic is “Backyard Bird Feeding,” to be held Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Learn the basics of attracting, feeding and identifying winter birds. Registration is required.

For these and other great programs and free subscriptions to our bi-monthly newsletter, the Tupelo Times, call the Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center at (573) 290-5218.

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