Events

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Aug 01, 2016 10:30 am - Aug 01, 2016 11:30 am

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.

Location: Ted Shanks Conservation Area
Date: Aug 06, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 07, 2016 01:00 pm

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 rob.garver@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Jul 21, 2016
Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Aug 10, 2016 03:30 pm - Aug 10, 2016 04:30 pm

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

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Aug 13, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 13, 2016 02:00 pm

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!

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Aug 15, 2016 10:30 am - Aug 15, 2016 11:30 am

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!

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Aug 24, 2016 03:30 pm - Aug 24, 2016 04:30 pm

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.

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Sep 14, 2016 03:30 pm - Sep 14, 2016 04:30 pm

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.

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Sep 17, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 17, 2016 02:00 pm

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.

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Sep 19, 2016 10:30 am - Sep 19, 2016 11:30 am

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.

Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Sep 21, 2016 03:30 pm - Sep 21, 2016 04:30 pm

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!

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