Events

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range
Date: Oct 22, 2016 09:00 am - Oct 22, 2016 12:00 pm

Novice hunters can learn how to turn harvested game into neat packages of lean, healthful meat. This event covers regulations, field dressing, supplies, transporting, and techniques for processing deer. To register for this program please call 417-742-4361 or send an email to daltonrange@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Oct 21, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Oct 22, 2016 10:00 am - Oct 22, 2016 11:00 am

Registration required (3-5 with an adult) Big snakes, little snakes, fast snakes and slow. How are they different? What do they have in common? Join us to learn more! For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Oct 20, 2016
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 22, 2016 10:00 am - Oct 22, 2016 01:00 pm

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
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Oct 22, 2016 04:00 pm - Oct 22, 2016 08:00 pm

Fall Festival October 22 • Saturday • 4–8 PM
No registration required (all ages)
Come on out for a fantastic fall festival. Join us to explore the world of nighttime flyers. Meet magnificent owls in our live bird presentations at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30. Take a stroll down our trail on one of our naturalist-led hikes to discover more about whooo’s awake at night. Sit outside, enjoy a fire and a few fall treats or come on in for crafts. Bring the whole family for the fun! Youth and adult groups welcome.

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Date: Oct 27, 2016 10:30 am - Oct 27, 2016 07:00 pm

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
Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Oct 27, 2016 06:00 pm - Oct 27, 2016 08:00 pm

This is for youth ages 11-15 and women ages 11 and up, new to duck hunting, who want to learn how to become successful at this rewarding activity. On October 27th we will meet at the August A. Busch CA classroom for a clinic where we will cover safety, clothing, blind and decoy placement and more. On November 5th for youth and 9th for women, we will head to the wetland area at Busch and do an actual duck hunt. Must attend clinic to participate in the hunt. All participants must be hunter education certified. Youth ages 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult. This is for new hunters who have not participated in this hunt in the past.(Reservations begin September 27 by calling 636-441-4554.)

Reserve by Oct 24, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Oct 27, 2016 06:00 pm - Oct 27, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required (adults) The autumn leaves and the boundless stars will be our only canopy. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience as we savor the bounty of a wild autumn harvest, sip warm and wild native teas, and then sit back to listen to wild tales around the campfire. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Oct 25, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Oct 29, 2016 09:00 am - Oct 29, 2016 09:45 am

Tadpoles: Going Nutty
Saturday, October 29 - 9 AM
Nuts are falling from the trees! Inside each one is a baby tree seed. Find out through stories and activities what will happen to the seeds. We will also explore the nature trail to find different types of nuts. Ages 0-2. Registration begins October 1.

Reserve by Oct 28, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Oct 29, 2016 10:00 am - Oct 29, 2016 10:45 am

Tadpoles: Going Nutty
Saturday, October 29 - 10 AM
Nuts are falling from the trees! Inside each one is a baby tree seed. Find out through stories and activities what will happen to the seeds. We will also explore the nature trail to find different types of nuts. Ages 0-2. Registration begins October 1.

Reserve by Oct 28, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Oct 29, 2016 10:00 am - Oct 29, 2016 11:30 am

Snappers: Spectacular Spiders
Saturday, October 29 10–11:30 AM
Spiders aren’t scary, they are spectacular! From the intricate webs they weave to helping us keep pesky insects under control, they really are fascinating creatures. We will explore the life of a spider and learn how to identify some of our local spiders. Ages 7–11. Registration begins October 1.

Reserve by Oct 28, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Oct 29, 2016 11:00 am - Oct 29, 2016 12:00 pm

Walk-in (ages 2+) Join us for story hour as we venture on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Oct 29, 2016 01:00 pm - Oct 29, 2016 03:00 pm

Registration required (adults; youth are welcome when accompanied by a participating adult) It is deer season, and for many Missourians, that means fun, outdoor adventure and a freezer full of venison! Join us as we dig in to some great recipes including sausage, jerky, and other tasty treats. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Oct 27, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 01, 2016 08:00 am - Nov 30, 2016 05:00 pm

Enjoy “Hidden Treasures of Our Natural Community,” a photographic journey exploring natural history treasures off the beaten path by Lance Merry. Within this exhibit, one can dive underwater to witness fish interactions rarely seen, wade through bogs to see the best of our orchid fauna, and muddy their boots to discover the complicated lives of salamanders.

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 04, 2016 07:00 pm - Nov 04, 2016 08:00 pm

Fireside Fun: Wildlife Stories
November 4 Friday 7-8 PM
Registration begins October 15 (ages 5+)
Bring a lawn chair and gather around the fire for some stories about the fish, forests, and wildlife of Missouri. Tall tales and legends of colorful characters will entertain us for the evening.

Reserve by Nov 03, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 05, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 05, 2016 12:30 pm

Women’s Hike at General Watkins CA
November 5 • Saturday • 9 AM-12:30 PM
Registration begins October 15 (ages 14+)
Enjoy the crisp air on a hike at General Watkins Conservation Area. We’ll see American Beech mixed in among the trees along the ridge, and might even see a few other rare plants. Hike is 3 miles and rated moderate. This program is for women only. Girls ages 14-17 accompanied by an adult female are welcome.

Reserve by Nov 04, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 05, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 05, 2016 11:30 am

Snappers: Natural Basketry
Saturday, November 5 10–11:30 AM
Before the age of plastic, people were harvesting their own natural resources to make the containers they needed. Find out which native plants can be used to weave baskets. Then, try out the ancient art of basketry by making a simple, basket to take home. Ages 7–11. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 04, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Nov 10, 2016 08:00 pm

Nature Art: Nature Card Set
November 10 • Thursday • 6–8 PM
Registration begins November 1 (ages 16+)
When you think of gift giving why not think about nature inspired gifts. Join us as we make a few cards and learn how to make a nice folder in which to present them.

Reserve by Nov 09, 2016
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Nov 11, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 11, 2016 04:30 pm

We will be open beginning October 29 every day through November 11 from 9:00AM until 4:30PM so that hunters can use the shooting range for sighting the scopes on their deer rifles. We will have a bore sighting system to loan you to save on your ammunition costs. No pre-registration required and regular range rules and fees apply. For information you may send an email to DaltonRange@mdc.mo.gov or call us at 417-742-4361.

$3 hourly booth rental
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 12, 2016 09:30 am - Nov 12, 2016 10:30 am

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Saturday, November 12 - 9:30 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 11, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 12, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 12, 2016 02:00 pm

Our Scout Discovery Tables help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earn portions of badges relating to nature and wildlife. For November the spotlight will be on endangered species of Missouri. In this self-led program, you will learn the current status of some of our species of concern and what has caused them to become threatened Also learn how you can help. Discovery Tables are open to scout groups as well as the general public. Bears: Fur, Feathers, Ferns #2; Boy Scouts: Reptiles #4, Nature #1, #2, Environmental #2, #3e, Fish Management #6b, Forestry #3a8. (No reservations necessary.)

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 12, 2016 11:00 am - Nov 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Saturday, November 12 - 11 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 11, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 15, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 15, 2016 10:00 am

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Tuesday, November 15 - 9 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 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: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Nov 15, 2016 06:30 pm - Nov 15, 2016 08:30 pm

Registration required beginning October 18 by calling 816-759-7300 (adults) Deer season is underway and tonight is the night to learn how to skin and butcher a whitetail deer. We’ll turn the best cuts over to Chef Jasper Mirabile of “Jasper’s Ristorante”, and Chefs Rick Mullins and Mickey Priolo of “Soil Collective.” They will show you how to take backstrap and shoulder roasts to a whole new, scrumptious level. A $20.00 per person refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

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

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