Events

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
Date: Sep 02, 2016 03:00 pm - Sep 30, 2016 03:30 pm

Walk-in (all ages) Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday. The snakes will be fed every other Friday (Sep 2, 16 & 30) For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 09:00 am

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other lessons. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Aug 31, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 12:00 pm

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other lessons. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Location: Forest Park Hatchery
Date: Sep 03, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 03, 2016 12:00 pm

This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other lessons. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Aug 31, 2016
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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 September 10 by calling 636-441-4554).

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Sep 10, 2016 09:30 am - Sep 10, 2016 10:30 am

Mudpuppies- Spider Spree
Saturday, September 10 – 9:30 AM
Spider man, spider man (or ladies) doing whatever a spider can... Join us as we learn all about spiders and their amazing skills! Ages 3-6. Registration begins September 1.

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

Registration required (all ages) Monarch butterflies are now migrating to their winter home in central Mexico, and we are ready to tag them! Become a scientist for a day by capturing, tagging and releasing Monarchs and other unique butterflies. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Sep 08, 2016
Location: Suson Rearing Pond
Date: Sep 10, 2016 10:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 12:00 pm

In this class, participants will learn basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will also learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, you will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. Children age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult and adults may fish alongside their child. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Sep 07, 2016

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