Events

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 15, 2016 10:30 am - Nov 15, 2016 11:30 am

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Tuesday, November 15 – 10:30 AM
Hear a tale of a young whitetail deer. We’ll learn about deer from birth to adulthood. Ages 3-6. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 14, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 16, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 16, 2016 11:30 am

Homeschool Special: Who’s for Lunch?
November 16 • Wednesday • 10-11:30 AM
Registration begins November 1 (ages 10-15)
Hungry for a little sunshine? All life starts with the sun! Become familiar with consumers,
producers, and decomposers as we explore all the roles in the food chain. We’ll learn how biomagnification affects a food web and take a hands-on approach as we dissect an owl pellet.

Reserve by Nov 15, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 16, 2016 01:00 pm - Nov 16, 2016 02:30 pm

Homeschool Special: Who’s for Lunch?
November 16 • Wednesday • 1–2:30 PM
Registration begins November 1 (ages 10-15)
Hungry for a little sunshine? All life starts with the sun! Become familiar with consumers,
producers, and decomposers as we explore all the roles in the food chain. We’ll learn how biomagnification affects a food web and take a hands-on approach as we dissect an owl pellet.

Reserve by Nov 15, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 17, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 17, 2016 11:30 am

Homeschool Special: Who’s for Lunch?
November 17 • Thursday • 10-11:30
Registration begins November 1 (ages 6-10)
Hungry for a little sunshine? All life starts with the sun! Become familiar with consumers,
producers, and decomposers as we explore all the roles in the food chain. We’ll build on these connections through constructing our own southeast Missouri food web and take a hands-on approach as we dissect an owl pellet.

Reserve by Nov 16, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 17, 2016 01:00 pm - Nov 17, 2016 02:30 pm

Homeschool Special: Who’s for Lunch?
November 17 • Thursday • 1–2:30 PM
Registration begins November 1 (ages 6-10)
Hungry for a little sunshine? All life starts with the sun! Become familiar with consumers,
producers, and decomposers as we explore all the roles in the food chain. We’ll build on these connections through constructing our own southeast Missouri food web and take a hands-on approach as we dissect an owl pellet.

Reserve by Nov 16, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 17, 2016 01:00 pm - Nov 17, 2016 02:00 pm

Feeding Frenzy November 17 • Thursday • 1–2 PM
No registration required (all ages)
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: Nov 18, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 18, 2016 10:00 am

Wild Animal Yoga
November 18 Friday 9– 10 AM
Registration begins October 15 (ages 4-8 with Adult)
Come play with us as we learn about wild animals and stretch our bodies. We’ll have fun as we try out various nature related poses. No yoga experience necessary.

Reserve by Nov 17, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 19, 2016 01:00 pm - Nov 19, 2016 03:30 pm

“Treasure” Hunting with GPS
November 19 • Saturday • 1–3:30 PM
Registration begins November 1 (ages 8+)
Geocaching is an outdoor “treasure” hunt using GPS units. We’ll go over basic GPS use and then hit the trails to find some “treasure.” GPS units provided. Ages 8 and up with an adult mentor.

Reserve by Nov 18, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 26, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 26, 2016 09:45 am

Tadpoles: Building like a Beaver
Saturday, November 26 - 9 AM or 10 AM
Do beavers actually use their tails to build? What do they cut down trees with? We will hear from a beaver puppet about how he’s always busy building. Then we’ll get busy with activities to answer those questions and discover even more! Ages 0-2. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 25, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 26, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 26, 2016 10:45 am

Tadpoles: Building like a Beaver
Saturday, November 26 - 10 AM
Do beavers actually use their tails to build? What do they cut down trees with? We will hear from a beaver puppet about how he’s always busy building. Then we’ll get busy with activities to answer those questions and discover even more! Ages 0-2. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 25, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Dec 02, 2016 06:00 pm - Dec 03, 2016 02:00 pm

Duck Decoy Carving
December 2 • Friday • 6-10 PM and
December 3 • Saturday 8 AM-2 PM (must attend both sessions)
Registration begins November 15 (ages 18+)
Make a beautiful cork decoy to use for waterfowl hunting or as unique art. Learn duck identification, duck ecology and decoy history as you sculpt and paint your own decoy. Cost for materials is $15.

Reserve by Dec 01, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Dec 03, 2016 08:00 am - Dec 03, 2016 04:00 pm

Conservation Destination: Ketcherside Mountain CA
December 3 • Saturday • 8 AM–4 PM
Registration begins November 15 (ages 12+)
Join us for a rugged hike at Ketcherside Mountain Conservation Area. We’ll hike along Royal Gorge Natural Area and stop by Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri’s highest point). Hike is 4 miles and rated moderate to difficult. Adult supervision required for ages 12-17.

Reserve by Dec 01, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Dec 03, 2016 10:00 am - Dec 03, 2016 11:30 am

Snappers: Nature’s Gifts Saturday, December 3 10–11:30 AM
It’s the time of year for gift giving! Use nature as an inspiration to make a few gifts for your loved ones. To keep it a surprise, parents won’t be allowed to join. Parents may drop participants off at 10 AM and should return by 11:30 AM.
Ages 7–11. Early registration begins November 15.

Reserve by Dec 02, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Dec 10, 2016 09:00 am - Dec 10, 2016 04:30 pm

Nature Art: Nature’s Decor
December 10 • Saturday • 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM or 3 PM
Early registration begins November 15 (ages 18+)
Deck the halls with boughs of holly…the holidays are just around the corner and we’re in the mood to decorate! We’ll use nature’s resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (you choose the size and shape you want) and we’ll provide everything else to do your decorating.

Reserve by Dec 09, 2016

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