Events

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 28, 2016 05:00 pm

One way to fully appreciate the beauty of the Ozarks is to travel down one of its rivers. This program gives you the opportunity to discover nature by spending two days on the water in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. We will meet at Twin Pines Conservations Education Center on Saturday at 9:00 am and will be back at Twin Pines by 5:00 pm Sunday. Equipment and meals will be provided. Ages 12 and up. Eightteen and under must have a parent or guardian present. Reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Aug 19, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 05:00 pm - Sep 10, 2016 05:00 pm

If you enjoy working with your hands, you will enjoy this workshop. Participants will study the history of the longbow, bow design and performance. Then you will carve your own longbow from a wooden stave using basic hand tools. Some woodworking skill is helpful. The class starts with an introductory session Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continues Friday and Saturday with sessions that run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Attendance at ALL sessions is REQUIRED. This program is designed for ages 18 and up. Reservations are required. Class size limit is 10. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Aug 31, 2016
Location: Ozark Regional Office - 551 Joe Jones Blvd., West Plains, MO 65775
Date: Sep 16, 2016 09:00 am - Sep 16, 2016 12:00 pm

The cable restraint training course addresses how to use cable restraints in a responsible manner to catch live foxes, coyotes and nuisance animals.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Sep 17, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 17, 2016 11:30 am

Take time to enjoy the elk at Peck Ranch with a guided tour and information on the Elk Restoration project. The tour will leave Twin Pines at 8:00 AM. The Nature Nuts program is designed for ages 7 to 12. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Sep 09, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Sep 21, 2016 09:30 am - Sep 21, 2016 10:30 am

Designed for the preschool child, this month’s story will feature deer. After the story, enjoy the game, craft and song planned to compliment the story’s theme. For further information, to make a reservation or set up a special time for your group, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Sep 13, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 01, 2016 11:30 am - Oct 01, 2016 04:30 pm

Jakes stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship. Designed for the 6 to 12 year old, this skill-building day is filled with a variety of outdoor activities. Join the NWTF members and Twin Pines staff for sessions on archery, air rifle, hunting safety, outdoor skills and fishing. Lunch will be served. Participants will have a chance in our drawings and don't forget to pick up your goodie bag before you leave. Pre-registration is strongly advised. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381

Reserve by Sep 29, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 15, 2016 08:00 am - Oct 16, 2016 05:00 pm

Take a walk on the "wild side" and enjoy the Missouri Ozarks with a two-day, overnight hike on the Ozark Trail. The hike starts in the elk restoration zone at Peck Ranch and ends on the banks of the Current River. Food will be provided. Backpacking equipment is available on request. For further details contact Wyatt Layman at 573-325-1381 ex 224. Reservations are required. Limit 20. This program is designed for ages 12 and up. Attendees under 16 must have a parent or guardian present.

Reserve by Oct 07, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 19, 2016 09:30 am - Oct 19, 2016 10:30 am

Designed for the preschool child, this month’s story, song and craft features the wild turkey, a game bird that almost went extinct but now has made a strong come-back due to Missouri conservation efforts. Reservations are required. For further information, to make a reservation or request a time for your group, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Oct 11, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 22, 2016 10:00 am - Oct 22, 2016 01:00 pm

As gifts or for your own use, fly tying jewelry makes a great addition to any wardrobe. Learn how to tie a fly. Then using natural materials and standard jewelry findings and beads, create your own unique pieces. Materials will be provided. This program is designed for ages 12 and up. Limit 15. Reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Oct 14, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 27, 2016 10:30 am - Oct 27, 2016 07:00 pm

See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo as you explore the myths and superstitions that have developed regarding this traditional seasonal icon. The 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM programs are for schools and the 6:00 PM program is for the general public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Oct 21, 2016
Location: Ozark Regional Office - 551 Joe Jones Blvd., West Plains, MO 65775
Date: Nov 03, 2016 05:30 pm - Nov 03, 2016 08:30 pm

The cable restraint training course addresses how to use cable restraints in a responsible manner to catch live foxes, coyotes and nuisance animals.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Nov 16, 2016 09:30 am - Nov 16, 2016 10:30 am

Enjoy the colors of autumn with this month’s story, “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” by Julia Rawlinson. Find out why Fletcher is worried about his favorite tree and how he tries to save it when it starts losing its leaves. When he thinks he has failed, see how the tree surprises him on the first day of winter. Then get ready to use the colors of autumn by making your own “Leaf Man” creation. This program is designed for the preschool child. Reservations are required. Large groups can request a special day and time. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Nov 08, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Nov 19, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 19, 2016 11:30 am

What’s better than cooking up a bunch of wild game for a weekend lunch? Cooking it up outside. Whet your appetite with “Cooking Outdoors” and join us for this Nature Nuts program where we’ll teach a variety of ways to cook a variety of wild game. Everyone will have a chance to prepare their own wild dish and then sample their classmates as well. Everyone cooks and everyone eats. This activity is designed for ages 8 to 12. Reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Nov 11, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Nov 26, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 26, 2016 12:00 pm

Make holiday treasures for your family from the abundance of natural objects this season has to offer. The Twin Pines staff will show you how to use items such as twigs, pine needles, acorns, buckeyes and seed pods to create wreath, reindeer and miniature tree ornaments. Designed for ages 12 and up, this program has a class limit of 20. Reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.

Reserve by Nov 18, 2016

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