Events

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 10, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 10, 2016 11:00 am

Come find out about 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 July 27 by calling 314-301-1500.)

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: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Aug 10, 2016 03:30 pm - Aug 10, 2016 04:30 pm

Elk in Missouri? You bet. Elk lived throughout Missouri long before early settlers showed up. Though they were gone for a while, mainly due to overhunting, they have once again returned to the Show-Me state. Join us to learn about these fascinating creatures

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: Mozingo Lake, Fishing Dock Opposite of Beach
Date: Aug 10, 2016 05:30 pm - Aug 10, 2016 07:00 pm

Lesson 1: Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish Handling combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, parts of a fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish.

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure a variety of baits to various types of hooks.

Participants are limited to anglers ages 7 – 15 and families with children. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times. For reservation, please call (816)271-3100. For more information on Discover Nature-Fishing please visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27175

Reserve by Aug 09, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Aug 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 10, 2016 08:00 pm

(Experienced shotgun shooters only, ages 14 & up)
Jay Henges will be hosting a two (2) night skeet program. Night one is mandatory classroom training from 6pm to 8pm held at the Jay Henges Education Center classroom. Night two will be held at the nearby St. Louis Skeet and Trap range in Pacific, from 6pm to 8pm. Equipment and 12 and 20 gauge ammunition is provided, shooters may bring their own shotgun and ammunition shot size must be (7.5 or smaller lead, 6 or smaller steel). Anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext 0 or email henges.range@mdc.mo.gov
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Reserve by Feb 10, 2016
Location: August A. Busch
Date: Aug 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 10, 2016 08:00 pm

This program provides students with an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to safely participate in this fun and rewarding outdoor activity. All equipment and materials will be provided for this Basic Archery class. This course will meet in the Busch CA classroom. Our instructors will help all participants develop their archery skills as we cover types of bows, parts of the bow and arrow, proper stance, grip, form, release, and other important tips and techniques. (Ages 9 and up). Children ages 9-16 must be accompanied by an adult. (Reservations begin July 11 by calling 636-441-4554).

Reserve by Aug 07, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Aug 11, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 11, 2016 12:00 pm

Registration required (ages 13-17 years) National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)is a very effective way to teach archery and is used in many of our local schools. We will be using the NASP method for this introduction to the sport of archery. Instruction will begin indoors and then we will spend time outside testing our archery skills. Come prepared to be involved. You will find it irresistible! 573-526-5544

Reserve by Aug 10, 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: Mozingo Lake, Fishing Dock Opposite of Beach
Date: Aug 11, 2016 05:30 pm - Aug 11, 2016 07:00 pm

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs.

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations.

Participants are limited to anglers ages 7 – 15 and families with children. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times. For reservation, please call (816)271-3100. For more information on Discover Nature-Fishing please visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27175

Reserve by Aug 09, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Aug 11, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required (adult, women) Archery is a lifetime sport, enjoyed by all. This is an opportunity for women of various ages to learn a new skill or perhaps revisit an old one We will provide all necessary equipment and instructors for an evening of shooting. This program is based on the National Archery in the Schools Program. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Aug 10, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Aug 11, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required. (Ages 11-17) This course is designed for teens who would like to explore the safe usage of firearms and archery equipment. Topics covered will include safety, parts of a bow and arrow, foot position, draw techniques, and much more. Continue to participate in the Teens and Firearms series every month to have fun and improve your skills with guidance offered by the Lake City staff. This class includes range time. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Aug 03, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Aug 11, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 09:00 pm

(Families, fourth grade and up)
Learn the fundamentals of shooting the bow and arrow based on the Missouri National Archery in the School Program (MoNASP). This is a fun program for the family, ages fourth grade and up. All equipment will be provided. (Reservations begin July 28.)

Reserve by Aug 10, 2016
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: 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: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 12, 2016 09:30 am - Aug 12, 2016 01:00 pm

(Ages 18 and up) Making soap is fun and can be educational. Discover how early Missouri pioneers made soap using the ash from their fires and the fat from their butchered animals. Don’t worry if you are squeamish! We will use modern-day ingredients to make soap you can take home and use. (Reservations begin July 29 by calling 314-301-1500.)

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: 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: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Date: Aug 12, 2016 07:15 pm - Aug 12, 2016 09:00 pm

(All ages) Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is big sky country in North County. The sunsets here can be spectacular! We will watch the last rays of the setting sun as we walk from the Slough Exploration Station to the Cropland Overlook. We’ll discuss how our green fields of corn and soybeans benefit wildlife, farmers, and MDC. Meet at parking lot “M”—about four miles from the front entrance. Reservations begin July 27. Call 314-877-6014 Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Aug 13, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 13, 2016 02:00 pm

Registration required (ages 8 and older, children accompanied by an adult) Join our volunteer-led program designed to provide opportunities to hike Missouri trails and learn about our plants, animals, and natural communities. Meet at the nature center and drive to Onondaga Cave State Park, located in Leasburg, to hike the Blue Heron Trail. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dressed for the weather. Trail length: .5 mile. Terrain: Moderate inclines and/or occasional rocks or roots. Notes: There is a fee to enter the cave. Staff will contact you with the cost. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Date: Aug 13, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 13, 2016 08:30 am

Reservations Required. Families, ages 12 and above.
Join us as we go back in time to discover what plants and animals were used for food during by soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago. You will be amazed at the variety of foods that people relied on. In addition to an indoor portion, we will take a short hike to find some of these wild edible plants that are still food for humans today. Bring a bottle of water and hiking shoes.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Rutledge - Wilson Farm Park
Date: Aug 13, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 13, 2016 11:00 am

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Participants are limited to anglers ages 7 – 15 and families with children. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times. For reservation, please call (417) 895-6880. For more information on Discover Nature-Fishing please visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27175

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Chesapeake Fish Hatchery
Date: Aug 13, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 13, 2016 11:00 am

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Participants are limited to anglers ages 7 – 15 and families with children. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times. For reservation, please call (417) 895-6880. For more information on Discover Nature-Fishing please visit http://mdc.mo.gov/node/27175

Reserve by Aug 05, 2016

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