Events

Location: Ozark Regional Library- Ironton, Mo
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 11:00 am

The last lesson of the Discover Nature-Fishing class covers lure selection and their basic characteristics, a review over fish identification from lesson 3, and types of regulations and why they are enforced.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 04, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required. (Ages 12-17) Archery has become a very popular sport amongst the public, whether for hunting or the MO NASP programs in the school districts. Learn more of the fundamentals of shooting archery such as proper foot positions, draw techniques, equipment and follow-through. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Jul 29, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 12:00 pm

Interested young people who have never had experience shooting are invited to participate in a Saturday morning session learning safety and the proper techniques of shooting air rifles in a controlled safe environment. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment is provided. Class will meet at the Busch CA classrooms. Ages 9-15 and must be accompanied by an adult. (Reservations begin July 7 by calling 636-441-4554).

Reserve by Aug 03, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:30 am - Aug 06, 2016 10:30 am

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 05, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 06, 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 hand-on nature activity.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 02:30 pm

Walk-in (all ages) Fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. The whole family can join in and you don't have to travel far to find a good fishing hole. Come brush up on your fishing basics: play our casting game and learn about the fish you would most likely catch nearby. Then create a piece of fish art to take home with you.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 02:00 pm

Walk-in (all ages) Fly tying is an art and there's nothing quite like catching a fish with a fly you created. Fly tying workshops will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Twelve participants per workshop will be allowed and they will fill on a first come, first serve basis.

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Date: Aug 06, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 02:00 pm

No Reservations Required.
Here is your chance to get the scoop on how Asian carp got into our state waters. You will also learn what they do that makes them an unwelcome part of our aquatic ecosystem. Best of all, we will be offering samples of Asian carp to eat. Don’t be surprised that you find them tasty.

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 12:00 pm

Registration required by calling 816-228-3766 beginning July 1(families with children 5+) Make today a stay-cation in Burr Oak Creek exploring for wildlife signs, fossils and splashing. Bring a lunch to continue the fun-filled afternoon. We will learn about our watershed and then we will head up the creek in knee-deep water. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Aug 03, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 06, 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 hand-on nature activity.

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: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 12:00 pm

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 05, 2016
Location: Ted Shanks Conservation Area
Date: Aug 06, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 07, 2016 01:00 pm

Join the Missouri Dept. of Conservation for an exciting catfishing experience on the Mississippi!
This event will begin at 1pm Saturday with catfish biology/regulations and fishing information. Participants will spend Saturday evening on the river setting lines and will check lines early Sunday morning. Camping and pole and line fishing will be available Saturday evening for those interested. This event is offered free of charge and is open to all ages. Participants 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
This is not a basic fishing course, and is designed to teach river setline fishing and navigation.
(660)785-2420 to sign up or email rob.garver@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Jul 21, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 01:00 pm - Aug 06, 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 hand-on nature activity.

Location: Lake City Range
Date: Aug 07, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 07, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required. (Ages 18+) This is a novice class for people who have little or no experience in handling and shooting a handgun. Topics covered will include safety in the home, types of handguns, parts of the handgun, variety of calibers, ammunition and marksmanship. Class includes range time. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Jul 30, 2016
Location: Northwest Regional Office
Date: Aug 08, 2016 05:00 pm - Aug 08, 2016 07:00 pm

This training session is to get you familiar with the Discover Nature - Fishing curriculum and certify you as a volunteer instructor! This is a great way to teach the younger generation about a favorite pastime while engaging the community!

Reserve by Aug 07, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 09, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 09, 2016 10:00 am

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 08, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 09, 2016 10:30 am - Aug 09, 2016 11:30 am

Hummingbirds show their bright green and red colors a they dance zigzags in the sky. What makes them the only bird able to fly like that and why do they need to? Zig Zag your way in to discover the answers. Ages 3-6. Early registration begins July 15.

Reserve by Aug 08, 2016
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Date: Aug 09, 2016 11:00 am - Aug 09, 2016 01:00 pm

(Families) Have one more adventure before school starts! Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt that combines technology and nature into an adventure in the great outdoors. Join us at Columbia Bottom and learn about this exciting and sometimes challenging hobby. Bring along your own GPS or borrow one from us! Dress for the weather. 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 08, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Aug 09, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 09, 2016 08:00 pm

(Experienced shotgun shooters only, ages 14 & up)
If you enjoy shooting a shotgun, but do not know the specifics of the game of skeet shooting, or just wanting to learn another shotgun game to help with your hunting skills or just a change of pace. Maybe skeet shooting is something for you. Henges will be hosting a two (2) night skeet program. Night one is mandatory classroom training from 6pm to 9pm 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 9pm. Equipment and 12 and 20 gauge ammunition is provided, shooters may bring their own shotgun and/or ammunition. 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 Mar 31, 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: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Aug 10, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 11, 2016 12:00 pm

This two day program provides students with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to safely participate in this fun and rewarding outdoor activity. All equipment and materials will be provided for this Archery Day Camp. We 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. We will also introduce campers to ATLATL. Must attend day one in order to attend day two. (Ages 9-15)(Reservations begin July 11).

Reserve by Aug 07, 2016
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

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