Events

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 02:30 pm

Walk-in (all ages) The only mammals that can fly, bats use this unique adaptation to survive. Bats here in Missouri eat insects and their ability to fly and use echolocation to “see” their prey with their ears, allows them to catch flying insects in midair. Come learn more about these
amazing creatures as we discover where they live, why they are nocturnal and how echolocation really works.

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 01, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 11:00 am

Walk-in (ages 3–8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other
magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 11:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 12:00 pm

Walk-in (ages 3–8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other
magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 03, 2016 03:00 pm

Join us in celebrating vultures! Often overlooked or misunderstood, the vulture is an important player in human health! Enjoy our vulture day crafts as you learn more about these helpful birds. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Sep 03, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 03, 2016 02:00 pm

Walk-in (ages 3–8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other
magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 06, 2016 07:00 am - Sep 06, 2016 08:00 am

Flowing with Nature: Yoga Walk
September 6 Tuesday 7– 8 AM
Registration begins August 16 (ages 16+)
Morning is the perfect time to enjoy a walk in nature while stopping occasionally to move through gentle yoga poses. Breathe in the scents of the woodland as we stretch our bodies and our senses. No yoga experience necessary.

Reserve by Sep 04, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 06, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 06, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (0-36 months with an adult) Let’s take your little one to a creek! We will take a short hike to Burr Oak Creek to splash and experience this watery world. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 01, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Sep 06, 2016 04:00 pm - Sep 06, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required (Scouts) Scout leaders, are you lacking expertise or equipment to complete conservation badges? Bring your troop to the Discovery Center and education staff will provide a program to help Scouts with rank achievement. All Missouri Scout groups of 10-24 participants are welcome to schedule a free program. Please contact Steve Jacobsen at 816-759-7305 ext. 1146 or steve.jacobsen@mdc.mo.gov to learn more about how we can help and to schedule a program.

Reserve by Sep 04, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 07, 2016 11:00 am

(Ages 2-6)Come see the topic we are exploring this month. Families, meet in the nature center lobby for a “nature” adventure. Make sure to dress for the weather because we won’t be in the building long. Everyone will hike with the naturalist to a special place in the forest and enjoy a nature story under the tree canopy. Siblings are welcome. (In case of inclement weather the program will be indoors and may be shortened.) (Reservations begin Aug 23 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Sep 06, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 07, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 07, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required (ages 6-8; 9-11 and 12-18) Slow down; look closely, closer…there! Open your brain to new discoveries by observing nature in new ways and taking more time to discover its secrets. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 07, 2016 02:00 pm

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 07, 2016 01:00 pm - Sep 07, 2016 02:30 pm

Registration required (ages 6-8 or 9-11) Slow down; look closely, closer…there! Open your brain to new discoveries by observing nature in new ways and taking more time to discover its secrets. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 05, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 08, 2016 12:00 pm

(Ages 7–12) Join the fun as we celebrate the Monarch butterfly with games, crafts, and ways to attract them. Learn about the magnificent migration and the magical lifestyle of this dainty insect. (Reservations begin Aug 24 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 08, 2016 11:30 am

(Ages 3–6) Isn’t it amazing that one tiny acorn can grow into such an enormous oak tree? Join us as we investigate the life of the oak tree and its importance in the forest. Dress for the weather, because we will also go for a hike to search for these trees – from acorn to oak! We will have a story and a craft, too. (Reservations begin Aug 25 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 08, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required beginning Aug 2 (3-5 with an adult) We will be marching alongside our ant friends, two by two, while we learn all about their terrestrial life. Hurrah! Hurrah! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 06, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 11:00 am - Sep 08, 2016 11:45 am

Grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids provide some of the familiar sounds of summer. Join Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Ryan and learn how and why they make "music" and make a little insect music yourself. Ages 3-6. Registration begins September 1. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 01:30 pm - Sep 08, 2016 02:15 pm

Grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids provide some of the familiar sounds of summer. Join Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Ryan and learn how and why they make "music" and make a little insect music yourself. Ages 3-6. Registration begins September 1. Call 417-888-4237.

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 02:00 pm - Sep 08, 2016 03:00 pm

(All ages) Join the webcast at Powder Valley and learn about black bears. Presenters Jeff Beringer, resource scientist, and Alan Leary, wildlife management coordinator, will discuss bears in Missouri and how you can Be Bear Aware. No reservations required.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 05:00 pm - Sep 08, 2016 08:00 pm

Often sneered at for their looks, these amazing animals are North America’s only marsupial. Don’t know what a marsupial is? Come on in to learn more about the “possum”. Youth and adult groups welcome.

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: Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 08, 2016 07:30 pm

Join us to discover the basics of archery shooting. We will cover things like bow nomenclature, hand set, bow set, pre-draw, stance and much more and then go shooting on the static archery range. You may bring your own bow to the program or use ours. To register please call 417-742-4361 or email daltonrange@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 08, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required. (Ages 11-17) This will be the last Teens and Firearms event for the summer. Bring the kids out to show off the skills they have learned throughout the summer. Events will include rifle, pistol, shotguns, and archery! Enjoy an evening of shooting with new-found friends and the Lake City staff.

Reserve by Aug 31, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 08, 2016 08:00 pm

Nature Art: Fishing Lure
September 8 • Thursday • 6–8 PM
Registration begins August 16 (ages 16+)
The weather’s cooling off which means it’s a good time to go fishing (but any time’s a good time to fish). Join us and carve a wooden fishing lure that you can take home to paint, and then hit the water.

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016

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