Events

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Aug 20, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 20, 2016 02:00 pm

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hand-on nature activity.

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Aug 20, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 20, 2016 02:30 pm

Walk-in (all ages) Break out your magnifying glasses for some fun citizen science and help us survey the butterfly population of Burr Oak Woods! We will be tracking the number and variety of species at our site by looking for all stages of their life cycle, taking special note of the monarchs. Just drop by and join in the fun (create a life cycle craft while supplies last). For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Location: James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, Prairie Hollow Pond, Lees Summit
Date: Aug 23, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 23, 2016 08:00 pm

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 or 4. For reservations, please call (816) 622-0900. For more information on Discover Nature – Fishing, please visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27175

Reserve by Aug 18, 2016
Location: Parma Woods Range
Date: Aug 24, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 26, 2016 09:00 pm

August 24–26 · Wednesday–Friday · 6–9 PM Registration required (ages 11+; ages 11–17 must be accompanied by an adult)Hunting doves is a great way to spend time in nature. Actually bagging a few doves is the challenging part. This three-part clinic is designed to work through some of the common barriers to dove hunting success. There will be a fair amount of shooting in this workshop so feel free to bring your own shotgun or use ours. You may register by calling 816-891-9941

Reserve by Aug 23, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 12:30 pm - Aug 27, 2016 03:00 pm

Registration required by calling 816-228-3766 (families with children ages 8+) Have you ever wondered what the Missouri Stream Team is all about? Join us for a hands-on program sampling our own Burr Oak Creek. We will check the water chemistry, look for macroinvertebrates and explore the streambed and surrounding watershed. Make science fun in a wet and wild way! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Aug 24, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 27, 2016 02:30 pm

Registration required by calling 816-228-3766 (adults) Have you ever wondered about the healing properties of Missouri’s native plants? Join us as we share some of our knowledge and discover the difference between tinctures and tonics. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Aug 25, 2016
Location: James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area, Prairie Hollow Lake, Lees Summit
Date: Aug 30, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 30, 2016 08:00 pm

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 or 4. For reservations, please call (816) 622-0900. For more information on Discover Nature – Fishing, please visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27175

Reserve by Aug 25, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 02, 2016 03:00 pm - Sep 30, 2016 03:30 pm

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes will be fed every other Friday (Sep 2, 16 & 30) For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 01, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 06, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 06, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (0-36 months with an adult) Let’s take your little one to a creek! We will take a short hike to Burr Oak Creek to splash and experience this watery world. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 01, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 07, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 07, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required (ages 6-8; 9-11 and 12-18) Slow down; look closely, closer…there! Open your brain to new discoveries by observing nature in new ways and taking more time to discover its secrets. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 07, 2016 02:00 pm

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 07, 2016 02:30 pm

Registration required (ages 6-8 or 9-11) Slow down; look closely, closer…there! Open your brain to new discoveries by observing nature in new ways and taking more time to discover its secrets. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 08, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 06, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 08, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required. (Ages 11-17) This will be the last Teens and Firearms event for the summer. Bring the kids out to show off the skills they have learned throughout the summer. Events will include rifle, pistol, shotguns, and archery! Enjoy an evening of shooting with new-found friends and the Lake City staff.

Reserve by Aug 31, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 09, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 09, 2016 09:00 pm

Registration required. (All ages) If you are a trapper looking for another tool to help you on the trapping line, then you might want to explore cable restraint. The course of instruction includes general history of cable restraint, rules and regulations, length of season, and more. This class is a requirement to trap with the cable restraint technique and certification will appear on your Resident Trapping Permit. This class will fill quickly. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Sep 01, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 10, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 04:30 pm

Registration required. (Women 18+) This program is a safe and fun way for like-minded women to enjoy a day of shooting in a friendly, safe environment. This all-day event will cover everything from rifles and pistols to shotguns and archery. It is a great way to introduce you and others to the shooting sports. The one-on-one coaching offered by Lake City staff will give you the support needed to obtain the skills of a basic shooter and give you a better understanding of what the shooting sports can offer. This class fills up quickly, so call as soon as registration opens! To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Sep 02, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required (families) Fall is a great time to take your family fishing. We will teach some fishing basics; provide equipment and worms and then your family will try their luck fishing. Kids who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box. Lessons 1 and 2 of the Discover Nature Fishing program are included in this class. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:30 am - Sep 10, 2016 10:30 am

Registration required (all ages) Monarch butterflies are now migrating to their winter home in central Mexico, and we are ready to tag them! Become a scientist for a day by capturing, tagging and releasing Monarchs and other unique butterflies. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 11:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Registration required (all ages) Monarch butterflies are now migrating to their winter home in central Mexico, and we are ready to tag them! Become a scientist for a day by capturing, tagging and releasing Monarchs and other unique butterflies. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 17, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 17, 2016 03:00 pm

Registration required with one adult for every six scouts (any scout group with ages 7-17) Calling all scouts! Jump into nature fun with this amazing program series. Meet a Naturalist to learn about careers in conservation, see live animals up-close and learn about endangered and extinct species. This month, we will focus on bugs and aquatic animals. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 15, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Sep 20, 2016 06:30 pm - Sep 20, 2016 08:30 pm

Registration required beginning August 16 by calling 816-759-7300 (adults)Bushytails, bass and bluegill will be on the menu with dishes being prepared by Chef Martin Heuser of “Affäre Restaurant” and Chef Calvin Davis of “Soil Collective.” Learn how to skin a squirrel and fillet a fish to take advantage of some of the most common game in Missouri. A $20.00 per person refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

Reserve by Sep 19, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 22, 2016 06:30 pm - Sep 22, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required (7-13) Who lives in a pond? Fish, frogs and even insects all call ponds home. Join us as we discover the wild communities in the Burr Oak Woods pond. We will be fishing, frogging and using nets to catch aquatic insects and other invertebrates. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 19, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 24, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 24, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required. (Ages 18+) This course continues where the Basic Pistol course ends. The topics of discussion include purchasing and owning a firearm, ammunition facts, cleaning and storage of your firearm. We also will work more on your marksmanship skills on the range. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Sep 16, 2016

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