Wild parents know what’s best for their babies. They give them a home and yummy things to eat. They keep them away from danger, and some show their young how to care for themselves. Join us to learn how some of Missouri’s wild critters raise their babies.
Join the Missouri Dept. of Conservation for an exciting catfishing experience on the Mississippi!
This event will begin at 1pm Saturday with catfish biology/regulations and fishing information. Participants will spend Saturday evening on the river setting lines and will check lines early Sunday morning. Camping and pole and line fishing will be available Saturday evening for those interested. This event is offered free of charge and is open to all ages. Participants 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
This is not a basic fishing course, and is designed to teach river setline fishing and navigation.
(660)785-2420 to sign up or email email@example.com
Elk in Missouri? You bet. Elk lived throughout Missouri long before early settlers showed up. Though they were gone for a while, mainly due to overhunting, they have once again returned to the Show-Me state. Join us to learn about these fascinating creatures
Beautiful Nature is all around us. Famous painters — such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Winslow Homer — found inspiration for their art in nature. You can, too. Join us in painting a nature scene!
Fifteen kinds of catfish cruise Missouri’s waters. They range from trash-can-sized blue cats to minnow-sized madtoms. Join us to learn cool facts about Missouri’s Catfish!
Humans aren’t the only animals that hunt. To eat, wild predators must catch their dinner. And though they don’t have rifles or fishing rods, animal assassins are armed to the teeth. Join us to learn about some of the amazing adaptations animals have for capturing prey.
This Halloween, you might see make-believe zombies lumbering around seeking tricks-and-treats. These costumed creatures won’t eat your flesh or hijack your brain—that only happens in scary, made-up movies. For some animals, though, zombies are all too real. Join us to learn about Nature’s Zombies and their killers.
Join us to learn about the different snakes that call Missouri home, how to identify them and which are dangerous. We will have several snakes on display.
Missouri is blessed with a great variety of trees, shrubs, and vines. Their leaves turn at different times, so Missourians can enjoy a gorgeous fall color season that lasts for weeks! Join us to learn about which trees change colors and why.
Animals such as leeches, ticks, and mosquitoes survive by sucking blood. Other animals, such as spiders and robber flies, don’t stop with blood — they suck the very life from their prey. Luckily, nature is full of predators that keep these vampire-like animals in check. Join us to learn about Missouri’s Vampire hunters, their predators and prey!