Events

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 29, 2016 01:00 pm - Jul 29, 2016 02:30 pm

Art instructor and nature enthusiast Hing Wah Hatch will increase your powers of observation as she demonstrates, step-by-step, how to capture the essence of local plants and animals through Chinese-style painting. Participants will go home with more nature knowledge and their own artistic masterpiece. Ages 8-adult. Registration begins July 1. Call 417-888-4237. Observers are welcome to stop by anytime.

Reserve by Jul 28, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 29, 2016 02:45 pm - Jul 29, 2016 04:15 pm

Art instructor and nature enthusiast Hing Wah Hatch will increase your powers of observation as she demonstrates, step-by-step, how to capture the essence of local plants and animals through Chinese-style painting. Participants will go home with more nature knowledge and their own artistic masterpiece. Ages 8-adult. Registration begins July 1. Call 417-888-4237. Observers are welcome to stop by anytime.

Reserve by Jul 28, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 05, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 05, 2016 11:45 am

Don't be in the dark about cool cave creatures and features. Join the fun as we go "underground" to see what life in a cave is all about. Ages 3-6. Registration begins July 15. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 04, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 05, 2016 01:30 pm - Aug 05, 2016 02:15 pm

Don't be in the dark about cool cave creatures and features. Join the fun as we go "underground" to see what life in a cave is all about. Ages 3-6. Registration begins July 15. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 04, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 08:15 am - Aug 06, 2016 05:00 pm

Hike Hercules Glades Wilderness with Volunteer Naturalist Mike Mihalik. One mile of this hike will be wading through a creek to cool off so pack water shoes. Meet at the nature center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear clothes you can get wet and sturdy shoes. Hike is approximately five miles and rated moderate to difficult. Ages 18-adult. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Aug 05, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 11:45 am

Have fun as we explore the antics of these tiny insects and then create an "antsy" craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

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

Come beat the heat and experience a fish-eye view of an Ozarks creek. No prior snorkeling experience is necessary. Transportation and lunch will be provided. You may bring your own mask and snorkel or use ours. Ages 12-17. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Aug 09, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 10, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 10, 2016 11:30 am

Join Volunteer Naturalist Joyce Tolliver as she reads a nature story and shares activities with your 2-6 year olds. Please, no organized groups. No registration required.

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 12, 2016 09:30 am - Aug 12, 2016 10:15 am

Have fun as we explore the antics of these tiny insects and then create an "antsy" craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 12, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 12, 2016 11:45 am

Have fun as we explore the antics of these tiny insects and then create an "antsy" craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 17, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 17, 2016 09:30 pm

Bugs, bugs, bugs! Come join the fun as we go insect hunting. Insects will be collected and identified. Meet at the nature center where dinner and drinks will be provided. Ages 12-17. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Aug 16, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 19, 2016 06:30 pm - Aug 19, 2016 09:30 pm

Our annual celebration of insects and the important role they play in nature returns! Insects—they fascinate us, they bug us, they surround us, and they bite us, but what would a summer evening be like without them? Join insect specialists, biologists, artists, and enthusiasts for an evening devoted to discovering insects. Grab your entire family and participate in some creepy-crawly fun for all ages. No registration required.

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 23, 2016 09:30 am - Aug 23, 2016 10:15 am

Butterflies grow up in a magical way. Join us and travel through the butterfly's life cycle—from its humble beginnings to its glorious finish! Ages 3-6. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 22, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 23, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 23, 2016 11:45 am

Butterflies grow up in a magical way. Join us and travel through the butterfly's life cycle—from its humble beginnings to its glorious finish! Ages 3-6. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 22, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 27, 2016 11:45 am

Butterflies grow up in a magical way. Join us and travel through the butterfly's life cycle—from its humble beginnings to its glorious finish! Ages 3-6. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237. Little Acorns programs are limited to one per month.

Reserve by Aug 26, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Try your hand at woodcarving with members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists as they teach carving techniques and show how to transform wood into works of art. Ages 12-adult. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Aug 26, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 27, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 27, 2016 04:00 pm

Visit with members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists as they share information with the "wood-be" carver, demonstrate carving techniques, and show works in progress. Stop by anytime. All ages. No registration required.

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 28, 2016 05:00 pm - Aug 28, 2016 06:30 pm

Join hummingbird bander Sarah Driver as she shares her knowledge about Missouri's smallest bird and attempts to capture and band some. All ages. Registration begins August 2. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Aug 27, 2016

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