The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center offers nature programs designed for specific age groups. "Tadpoles" are shared nature experiences for infants through two-year olds with attending adults. "Mudpuppies" are 45-minute programs for 3-6 year olds with attending adults, and "Snappers" are programs for ages 7-11.
The Cape Girardeau Nature Center offers hands-on exhibits for all ages, a scientific research laboratory, freshwater aquariums, an indoor wildlife-viewing area, an outside nature trail, and catch-and-release fishing pond.
More than 400 channel catfish were stocked in lakes at the Fountain Bluffs Sports Complex in Liberty on Tuesday, Sept. 30. These catfish were released by Annie Gleckler, an MDC fisheries resource assistant. Almost 85,000 channel catfish raised at MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery in Warsaw were stocked recently in various community lakes in Missouri.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.