To find more events near you, call your regional office or visit mdc.mo.gov and choose your region.
Sept. 3–5 • Thursday 5–9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Ozark Region, Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, RT 1 Box 1998, Winona, MO 65588 Registration required, call 573-325-1381 Ages 18 and older
Challenge yourself to build a hickory longbow using only hand tools in this three-day course.
Most participants will be able to shoot their bow before they leave.
Sept. 12 • Saturday • 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Southeast Region, Cape Girardeau, Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County, Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701,No registration required, call 573-290-5218, for information All ages, families
Discover what the river has to offer., Hands-on activities will teach you the, importance of the Mississippi River and, surrounding wetlands. This event is fun for the entire family and features live river animals, Asian carp samples, and free boat rides on the Mississippi. Boat rides will take place every half-hour (except from noon–1 p.m.) at Riverfront Park. Youth and adult groups welcome.
Sept. 12 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–noon Northwest Region, Northwest Regional Office, 701 James McCarthy Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507 No registration required, call 816-271-3100 for information All ages
Come and learn about bugs. We will have many different species of insects.
Sept. 12 • Saturday • 10–11:30 a.m. Ozark Region, Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, RT 1 Box 1998, Winona, MO 65588 Registration required, call 573-325-1381 Ages 7–12, families
Join our Nature Nuts crew as we head out for a guided tour of Peck Ranch Conservation Area in hopes of seeing elk.
Sept. 13 • Sunday • 4:30–6:30 p.m. Kansas City Region, Parma Woods Shooting Range & Outdoor Education Center, 15900 NW River Road, Parkville, MO 64152 Registration required, call 816-891-9941 All ages
One of the greatest joys of spending time with family and friends is the memories you will make. However, sharing your love of the outdoors with someone new can be challenging. Let our experienced mentors help you flatten that learning curve and make the process more enjoyable for all.
Sept. 19 • Saturday • 8:30–11:00 a.m. Kansas City Region, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015 No registration required, call 816-228-3766 for information, All ages
See a male ruby-throated hummingbird up close. After an injury, it couldn’t be released so it is here to help teach people about the only hummingbird that breeds in Missouri. Discover special adaptations that truly make it the athlete of the bird world. Join special guest Veronica Mecko from the Missouri River Bird Observatory as she bands these tiny athletes.
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