Events

Location: Bass Pro Shop Lake Columbia MO
Date: Aug 30, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 30, 2016 08:00 pm

Lesson 2 of 4 - covers knot tying, attaching a hook, baiting a hook, unhooking a fish, and stocking a basic tackle box. Target group youth ages 7 to 15, participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Class time includes hands on fishing. All equipment provided. There are 4 lessons to this class each on Tuesday evenings in August and Sept 2016. Contact Don Rahm at 573-815-7900, or Don.Rahm@mdc.mo.gov for more information. NOTE Only one registration required for all 4 classes. Participants are requested to attend Lesson 1 first and complete all 4 Lessons to be eligible for a $25.00 grift card for use at Bass Pro Shops.

Reserve by Sep 19, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:30 pm - Sep 08, 2016 07:30 pm

No registration required. (adults) Katinka Domen and William Orellana have built a birding and adventure tour company, Beaks and Peaks, based on values of sustainability, authenticity and diversity in Gracias Lempira, Honduras. They will share the beauty of their country–its forests, rivers, mountains, flowers, insects, and more. Please join us for this rare opportunity to learn about their work in Honduras. 573-526-5544

Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 09, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 09, 2016 11:00 am

Ages 3-6 years. Registration required. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, what they need to grow, how they get from here to there, and what they are used for. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 02:00 pm

All ages. No registration required. "Deep in a forest, a great Oak tree stands..." Explore Runge's century white oak trees from acorn to decaying log through lobby and trail activities. 573-526-5544

Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 10, 2016 09:00 pm

Ages 11 and older, children accompanied by an adult. Registration required. We are going out on the town tonight to find birds that are active at dusk in Jefferson City. Transportation will be provided as we explore the city for Chimney swifts, Common nighthawks, owls, and other feathered friends. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Meet at the nature center. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 09, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 13, 2016 01:30 pm - Sep 13, 2016 02:30 pm

Registration required.
Fall migration begins this month and we will explore this vibrant wonder of nature. We’ll color and gain insight about monarch butterflies, songbirds, and waterfowl leaving Missouri for warmer regions. Enjoy relaxing and learning with us. Coloring sheets and pencils are provided.573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 12, 2016
Location: Bass Pro Lake Columbia MO
Date: Sep 13, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 13, 2016 08:00 pm

Lesson 3 of 4 - covers 5 common fish of Missouri. Their anatomy, habitat and life cycle. Target group youth ages 7 to 15, participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Class time includes hands on fishing. All equipment provided. There are 4 lessons to this class each on Tuesday evening in Aug and Sept. Contact Don Rahm at 573-815-7900, or Don.Rahm@mdc.mo.gov for more information. NOTE Only one registration required for all 4 classes. Participants are requested to attend Lesson 1 first and complete all 4 Lessons to be eligible for a $25.00 grift card for use at Bass Pro Shops.

Reserve by Aug 22, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 15, 2016 10:30 am - Sep 15, 2016 12:00 pm

Adults. Registration required. Are mussels a mystery to you? Learn to recognize the more common ones and find out the part they play in our streams and rivers. The mussel is the ninth block in The Seasons of Nature series. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 14, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 15, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 15, 2016 07:30 pm

Adults. Registration required. Are mussels a mystery to you? Learn to recognize the more common ones and find out the part they play in our streams and rivers. The mussel is the ninth block in The Seasons of Nature series. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 14, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 16, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 16, 2016 11:00 am

Ages 0-2 years. Registration required. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, what they need to grow, how they get from here to there, and what they are used for. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 15, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 17, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 17, 2016 12:00 pm

Registration required (ages 8 and older, children accompanied by an adult) rise and shine! We are off for a morning adventure to Hart Creek Conservation Area, located in Boone County. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dress fort he weather. Cory Gregg, MDC, Resource Forester, will join us as you learn about trees.

Reserve by Sep 16, 2016
Location: Bass Pro Lake Columbia MO
Date: Sep 20, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 20, 2016 08:00 pm

Lesson 4 of 4 - covers Fishing with lures and fishing regulations. Target group youth ages 7 to 15, participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Class time includes hands on fishing. All equipment provided. There are 4 lessons to this class each on a Thursday evening in June and July. Contact Don Rahm at 573-815-7900, or Don.Rahm@mdc.mo.gov for additional information. NOTE Only one registration required for all 4 classes, participants are asked to attend Lesson 1 prior to attending other classes and to be eligible for a $25.00 gift card for use at Bass Pro Shops.

Reserve by Aug 22, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 21, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 21, 2016 11:00 am

Ages 3-6 years. Registration required. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, what they need to grow, how they get from here to there, and what they are used for. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 20, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 22, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 22, 2016 07:00 pm

For this program, you need one child in the 0-2 age range AND one child in the 3-6 age range. Registration required. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, what they need to grow, how they get from here to there, and what they are used for. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 21, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 24, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 25, 2016 05:30 pm

Adults. Registration required. Celebrate the tallgrass prairie! Hikers will travel to Prairie State Park on the western side of our state (Mindenmines, MO) to attend their annual Prairie Jubilee. Take part in activities such as a living history loop. Listen to live music and the sounds of the prairie. Take a ride out to see the bison and enjoy trying some bison for lunch. This will be an overnight. Any additional hikes on Sunday will be at the discretion of the leaders and participants. A block of rooms is being held at the Super 8 in Lamar, MO. Call 417/682-6888 for reservations. The rate will be $67 per room and these rooms will be held until September 9th. When calling, refer to Runge Nature Center, Jeanette is the contact person. Breakfast is furnished and the rooms are no smoking. Two queen beds are in each room There is no extra charge for extra people.
Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary All other expenses will be the responsibility of the participant. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 23, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 24, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 24, 2016 03:00 pm

Ages 13-17 years. Registration required. Prickly Pear Cactus, Tarantulas, Collared lizards, Poverty grass... These are just a few animals and plants in Missouri that depend on dry, rocky ecosystems known as glades. Meet at Runge and we will take you to Painted Rock Conservation Area in Osage County to discover this not-so-familiar ecosystem. Be prepared to hike off trail where it will be rocky and rugged (glades are like that), so wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a daypack with a water bottle and a lunch. Be ready to explore - you will be Glad about Glades! - if you come.
A permission form is required and can be picked up at the nature center or give us your email when you register and we can send one to you. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 23, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 27, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 27, 2016 11:00 am

Ages 0-2 years. Registration required. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, what they need to grow, how they get from here to there, and what they are used for. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 26, 2016

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