May 2014

MDC hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

Young Man Bowfishing
Participants will learn the basics of bowfishing on June 13 before trying the sport on June 14. Registration is required. More

MDC’s Discover Nature Fishing Program kicks off in St. Louis

Discover Nature - Fishing
The program will introduce youths age 7-15, along with their families, to the sport of fishing through four progressive lessons that include a hands-on fishing experience. More

MDC offers tips for avoiding tick-borne illnesses

Image of a tick.
A few simple precautions can dramatically reduce the potential for infection. More

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville May 31

Charlie Nelson and granddaughters fishing
There is no cost for the program, but preregistration is required by May 23. More

Join MDC for a tour of Spring Creek Ranch Natural Area May 24

Photo of lead plant showing flowers and leaves
The tour will highlight the area's savanna, the largest of its type in Missouri, and stream features. Register by May 23. More

Loess hills prairies offer wildflower rarities

Star School Prairie

Squirrel, black-bass seasons open May 24

An angler holds up a smallmouth bass for his wade-fishing buddy to see.
Two of Missouri’s most popular seasons open on the Memorial Day weekend. More

Burr Oak Woods and Discovery Center offer summer fun

Archery at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

MDC honors Columbia Public Schools science coordinator

Mike Szydlowski accepts MDC O&E Partnership Award