Events

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
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:30 pm - Sep 08, 2016 07:30 pm

No registration required. (adults) Katinka Domen and William Orellana have built a birding and adventure tour company, Beaks and Peaks, based on values of sustainability, authenticity and diversity in Gracias Lempira, Honduras. They will share the beauty of their country–its forests, rivers, mountains, flowers, insects, and more. Please join us for this rare opportunity to learn about their work in Honduras. 573-526-5544

Location: Leonard Park, 10 minutes north of Wildcat
Date: Sep 08, 2016 06:30 pm - Sep 08, 2016 07:30 pm

What kind of tree is it? Is it native to the area or not?
Is it invasive? How do we use it in our landscape?
These are common questions you should ask when
selecting a tree. The tree identification walk will
answer many questions for each tree visited. Come
for a leisurely walk in a local park and find a tree
that is best for your yard next spring. Registration is preferred (all ages)

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 09, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 09, 2016 11:30 am

(Adults) Our book club meets every other month to discuss an important work of fiction or nonfiction related to the natural world. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, by Ben Montgomery, is an inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, at 67 years old! Start reading, and we will see you soon! (Reservations begin Aug 26 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Sep 09, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 09, 2016 11:00 am

Ages 3-6 years. Registration required. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of seeds, what they need to grow, how they get from here to there, and what they are used for. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Lake City Shooting Range - 28505 E. Truman Rd., Buckner, MO 64016
Date: Sep 09, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 09, 2016 09:00 pm

The cable restraint training course addresses how to use cable restraints in a responsible manner to catch live foxes, coyotes and nuisance animals.

Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 09, 2016 06:00 pm - Sep 09, 2016 09:00 pm

Registration required. (All ages) If you are a trapper looking for another tool to help you on the trapping line, then you might want to explore cable restraint. The course of instruction includes general history of cable restraint, rules and regulations, length of season, and more. This class is a requirement to trap with the cable restraint technique and certification will appear on your Resident Trapping Permit. This class will fill quickly. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Sep 01, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 10, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 04:30 pm

Registration required. (Women 18+) This program is a safe and fun way for like-minded women to enjoy a day of shooting in a friendly, safe environment. This all-day event will cover everything from rifles and pistols to shotguns and archery. It is a great way to introduce you and others to the shooting sports. The one-on-one coaching offered by Lake City staff will give you the support needed to obtain the skills of a basic shooter and give you a better understanding of what the shooting sports can offer. This class fills up quickly, so call as soon as registration opens! To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Sep 02, 2016
Location: Neosho National Fish Hatchery - 520 E. Park St., Neosho, MO 64850
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 12:00 pm

The cable restraint training course addresses how to use cable restraints in a responsible manner to catch live foxes, coyotes and nuisance animals.

Location: LaBarque Creek
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 01:00 pm

(Adults only)
Join us for a 3 mile hike on one of our newest Conservation Areas, LaBarque Creek. We will see LaBarque Creek, for which the area is named, and then hike to the highest point in the area before returning to the parking lot. We will visit several small sandstone glades and sandstone outcrops that have been exposed by intermittent streams. For reservations please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Come join our experts and learn the art of ATLATL. The atlatl predates the bow and arrow and in 2010 became a legal method of harvesting a deer in MO. It is used to throw a 4- to 6-foot-long, spear-like projectile known as a dart. The atlatl is a wooden shaft approximately a foot-and-a-half long with a socket or knock at the rear to engage the dart. The dart is placed along the shaft with its back end resting in the socket or knock. The hunter grips the atlatl near its front end and performs a forward throw using the upper arm and wrist. The flipping motion of the atlatl creates angular momentum that propels the dart with greater speed and power than can be achieved with the arm alone. (Ages 11 and up). Ages 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet in the Busch CA classroom. (Reservations begin August 10 by calling 636-441-4554).

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required (families) Fall is a great time to take your family fishing. We will teach some fishing basics; provide equipment and worms and then your family will try their luck fishing. Kids who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box. Lessons 1 and 2 of the Discover Nature Fishing program are included in this class. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016

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