From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
September 2009 Issue

Conservation Education

Nature Activity

Lewis & Clark Big Event

  • Where: Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
  • When: Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Who should attend: All are welcome; no registration is required.
  • For more info: Call (816) 759-7300

What did Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery see, hear, smell, taste and feel as they explored the Missouri River corridor from 1803–1806? Relive some of their experiences at the Discovery Center’s Lewis and Clark Big Event, Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. This full day of hands-on activities, exhibits, performances and family-friendly crafts will keep you entertained and enthralled with sights, sounds, fragrances, tastes and textures from Missouri’s past and present. Activity highlights include exploring a gravel bar by dugout canoe, throwing a tomahawk and watching members of the Corps of Discovery in costume as you enjoy toe-tapping live music from the Fiddling Frenchman. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste wild fruits and nuts and “meet” Sergeant Patrick Gass, who was carpenter on the expedition. Call the Discovery Center for a full listing of program activities.

Help Students Target Success

Get a Missouri NASP going at your school.

Whether you’re a parent, educator or administrator, you’ll appreciate the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program for its ability to build stronger, more confident and accomplished kids. To help get this popular program going at your school, the Department of Conservation, in partnership with the Conservation Federation of Missouri, provides instructor training and grant funds for acquiring official National Archery in the Schools equipment. Contact your local Department outdoor skills specialist to schedule your instructor training and to learn more about the $500 equipment grant or for more information about program benefits, visit the links listed below.

Also in this issue

Every Cog and Wheel

Missouri’s Natural Heritage Program tracks our rare plant and animal treasures and their habitats.

Onboard for Online

Busy students can now study for Hunter Education Certification through the Internet.

Majestic Monarch

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is perhaps the most recognized butterfly in Missouri, and rightly so. It is a beautiful creature with a fascinating life cycle.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/Editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler