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 573-325-1381Reserve by Sep 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
Reservations Required (Families, All ages)
This is our annual Halloween-style night event. Various fun indoor and outdoor stations will help you discover more about bones, feathers, feet, scales, and tails. You will soon see how each of these interesting parts helps our native animals survive in the outdoors. Bring a flashlight. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for reservations and more information.
The cable restraint training course addresses how to use cable restraints in a responsible manner to catch live foxes, coyotes and nuisance animals.
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
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.
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.