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Help us clean up the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. The river is a great place to view wildlife, watch the river flow, and just hang out — especially when it’s not being obscured by trash. Participants may be transported by boat to other areas of the riverbank.
For a decade, the Howard and Joyce Wood Education and Visitor Center has served Columbia Bottom CA as a gateway to discovery. Celebrate the “wood shed’s” anniversary with a hayride, scavenger hunt, bike hike, sunrise or sunset walk, and more. Check out the full schedule of activities at mdc.mo.gov/node/298.
Ages 18 and older Learn the basics of handgun safety, hunting, shooting techniques, equipment, and much more. Classroom lessons will be followed by mentored shooting at a local indoor shooting range.
A free festival for the whole family. No one is too young or old to learn about birds, monarchs, migration, and habitat. There will be activities for everyone, including games, arts and crafts, and guided hikes.
Kids, have you always wanted to go camping at Burr Oak Woods CNC? Whether you are an old hand at camping or you have always wanted to try it, this campout is for you. Don’t miss out on this special evening under the stars. Activities include canoeing, fishing, stories, and songs around the campfire.
Learning the basics of fishing. All equipment will be provided as we fish for catfish, bass, or sunfish. This program meets at the Educational Fishing Lakes and Hatchery. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather, rain or shine.
Includes identification, preparation, and cooking instructions. Taste samples of nature’s bounty throughout the seasons.
Show the world your idea of discovering nature in Missouri. Using your Google+, Instagram, or Twitter account, tag your Missouri nature photos with “#MDCdiscovernature.” Your photos will appear on our website at mdc.mo.gov/node/26255, where you can also read the contest rules. Every month, Department staff will select and post a winning photo. We’ll publish all of the monthly winners in the January 2015 issue of the Conservationist.
Editor In Chief - vacant
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair Terrill
Art Director - Cliff White
Staff Writer/Editor - Brett Dufur
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Circulation - Laura Scheuler