Events

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 01, 2016 08:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 05:00 pm

Visit the nature center’s lobby this month to view, “Into the Woods,” a collection of oil and watercolor paintings by Vel Marshall. The paintings feature birds, wildflowers, and trees found in southeast Missouri.

Location: Ozark Regional Library- Fredericktown, Mo
Date: Jul 27, 2016 05:00 pm - Jul 27, 2016 07:00 pm

The opening lesson for the Discover Nature-Fishing class covers the parts of a rod and reel, casting, basic tackle, and how to catch and release a fish. Each lesson is immediately followed by a one hour fishing session to practices skills. Parent or guardian must be in attendance with child(ren).**Completion of Lesson 1 before completion of any other lessons, in any order is a prerequisite of this course**

Reserve by Jul 25, 2016
Location: Ozark Regional Library- Ironton, Mo
Date: Jul 30, 2016 09:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 11:00 am

Lesson 3 of Discover Nature-Fishing teaches students about five common Missouri fish species, their anatomy, habitats, and life cycles. Parent or guardian must be in attendance with child(ren).**Completion of Lesson 1 before completion of any other lessons, in any order, is a prerequisite of this course**

Reserve by Jul 28, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 30, 2016 09:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 09:45 am

Saturday, July 30 - 9 AM
“Swim little fishy all over the pond!” Of course we know that fish swim, but what else are fish doing in the water? Engage your little one in activities to find out all about fish and what they do during the day. Ages 0-2. Registration begins July 1.

Reserve by Jul 29, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 10:45 am

Saturday, July 30 -10 AM
“Swim little fishy all over the pond!” Of course we know that fish swim, but what else are fish doing in the water? Engage your little one in activities to find out all about fish and what they do during the day. Ages 0-2. Registration begins July 1.

Reserve by Jul 29, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 02, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 31, 2016 05:00 pm

Dr. Jack Zibluk's exhibit, entitled "Four Seasons in Southeast Missouri," will focus on the scenes we see all around us as we walk the nature trails and state parks. Zibluk is a professor of mass media at Southeast Missouri State who has also had his photography featured in National Geographic and Rolling Stone.

Location: Ozark Regional Library- Fredericktown, Mo
Date: Aug 03, 2016 05:00 pm - Aug 03, 2016 07:00 pm

Lesson 2 of Discover Nature Fishing covers knot tying, how to bait a hook and unhook a fish, and how to properly stock a tackle box. Parent or guardian must be in attendance with child(ren).**Completion of Lesson 1 before completion of any other lessons, in any order is a prerequisite of this course**

Reserve by Aug 01, 2016
Location: Ozark Regional Library- Ironton, Mo
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 11:00 am

The last lesson of the Discover Nature-Fishing class covers lure selection and their basic characteristics, a review over fish identification from lesson 3, and types of regulations and why they are enforced.Parent or guardian must be in attendance with child(ren).**Completion of Lesson 1 before completion of any other lessons, in any order is a prerequisite of this course**

Reserve by Aug 04, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:30 am - Aug 06, 2016 10:30 am

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 05, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 12:00 pm

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 05, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 09, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 09, 2016 10:00 am

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 08, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 09, 2016 10:30 am - Aug 09, 2016 11:30 am

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 08, 2016
Location: Ozark Regional Library- Fredericktown, Mo
Date: Aug 10, 2016 05:00 pm - Aug 10, 2016 07:00 pm

Lesson 3 of Discover Nature-Fishing teaches students about five common Missouri fish species, their anatomy, habitats, and life cycles. Parent or guardian must be in attendance with child(ren).***Completion of Lesson 1 before completion of any other lessons, in any order, is a prerequisite of this course.

Reserve by Aug 01, 2016
Location: Mineral Area College - Park Hills, MO
Date: Aug 11, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 09:00 am

Where:
Mineral Area College
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601
Arts and Science Building
Rice Lecture Hall B

2 workshops:
1:00 -4:30 pm and
6:00- 9:30 pm

To register for one of the workshops please contact the Missouri Department of Conservation at 573/290-5730.

Reserve by May 09, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 11, 2016 05:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 08:00 pm

Are you looking for some “outside the box” nature activities to do with your family? We’ll have some new ideas for you. The exhibits will also be open. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 11, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 08:00 pm

August 11• Thursday • 6-8 PM
Registration begins August 2 (ages 16+)
Even occasional bird watchers know more than they think. Let’s see how many birds we can identify and maybe learn a new one or two while we make a scrapbook layout about our birding adventures.

Reserve by Aug 10, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 12, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 12, 2016 07:00 pm

Be right on target! Try your hand at archery and experience a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. All archery equipment will be provided. Adult supervision is required for ages 12-17.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 12, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 13, 2016 02:30 pm

August 12 ¿ Friday ¿ 6-7:30 PM and
August 13 ¿ Saturday ¿ 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
Early registration begins July 15 (ages 16+)
Enjoy a float from Trail of Tears State Park to Red Star Access on North America’s largest river—the mighty Mississippi! Eat lunch on a sandbar and explore the river with expert guides. This is for experienced paddlers only and participants must attend the Friday night session about navigation, river flows, hazards, and other important information in order to participate in the float.

Reserve by Aug 10, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 13, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 13, 2016 11:30 am

Do you like insects and want to learn more? Gain an appreciation for their beauty and diversity as you start a mini collection. We will learn how to properly collect insects and pin them for your collection. Ages 7–11. Registration begins August 2.

Reserve by Aug 12, 2016
Location: Ozark Regional Library- Fredericktown, Mo
Date: Aug 17, 2016 05:00 pm - Aug 17, 2016 07:00 pm

The last lesson of the Discover Nature-Fishing class covers lure selection and their basic characteristics, a review over fish identification from lesson 3, and types of regulations and why they are enforced. Parent or guardian must be in attendance with child(ren).**Completion of Lesson 1 before completion of any other lessons, in any order is a prerequisite of this course**

Reserve by Aug 15, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 18, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 18, 2016 02:00 pm

Ever wonder what it takes to keep all of the nature center reptiles, amphibians, and fish happy? Thanks to some amazing animal care volunteers, they are fed a delicious smorgasbord of crickets, worms, minnows, and more! Drop by to visit with the volunteers and staff as they feed the hungry critters. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 27, 2016 12:00 pm

What do bees, flies, hummingbirds, and some beetles all have in common? They’re all pollinators! We’ll have pollinator displays, crafts, and activities for all ages. Come on out to learn how you can help these busy beasts. A pollinator program will be provided at 10 AM. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 27, 2016 09:45 am

Saturday, August 27 - 9 AM
What’s all the buzz about? Bees, of course! They are busy flying around looking for flowers to make delicious food called honey. Bring your little “honey bee” to learn more about these buzzy little insects. Ages 0-2. Registration begins August 2.

Reserve by Aug 26, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 27, 2016 10:45 am

Saturday, August 27 - 10 AM
What’s all the buzz about? Bees, of course! They are busy flying around looking for flowers to make delicious food called honey. Bring your little “honey bee” to learn more about these buzzy little insects. Ages 0-2. Registration begins August 2.

Reserve by Aug 26, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 01, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 30, 2016 05:00 pm

Visit the lobby in September to view “Fish: Fantasy & Fun,” which features an artistic flair with Missouri fish species by local digital artist Louise Bodenheimer.

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