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Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Calling all agents! In this Agents of Discovery mission, explore the natural beauty of Wood Duck Swamp. Using the app and trail prompts, complete challenges and answer questions as you walk through Wood Duck Swamp to complete the mission. Best of luck, agents!
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, March 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Artwork on display in lobby.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2024 6:30 pm - Monday, March 4, 2024 8:30 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required by visiting bit.ly/winterlearning2024 (all ages) Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our currently landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Choosing the right plants for our landscapes will not only address the biodiversity crisis but help fight our climate crisis as well. Learn simple steps that each of us can, and must, take to reverse declining biodiversity, why we must change our adversarial relationship with nature to a collaborative one and why we, ourselves, are nature's best hope. Led by award winning author Doug Tallamy from the University of Delaware.
Registration period: February 2 - March 4
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:00 pm - Tuesday, March 5, 2024 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required (ages 6+) March 3rd is World Wildlife Day - tune in to celebrate wildlife with the Discovery Center's Animal Ambassadors! Learn about how we care for the turtles, snakes, fish and frogs that call the Discovery Center home. You'll have the opportunity to virtually meet some of these native Missouri animals that help inspire visitors every day to appreciate wildlife in their own backyards.
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:30 pm - Thursday, March 7, 2024 9:30 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Come join the boardgame club for nature lovers! This monthly program will begin with a short program highlighting a different nature-themed board game, and how it relates to Missouri’s mission to have world class fish, forests, and wildlife. After the intro…let the games begin! There will be games available for all experience levels, though on average these games have a higher complexity level than family board game players may be used to, these games are most appropriate for ages 12 and up. You are welcome to bring any snacks and non-alcoholic beverages you wish, as well as nature-themed board games to share from your collection.
Registration period: December 15 - March 9
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 9:30 am - Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:15 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
“Crrr-crrrr-crrr” says the spring peeper. Many things herald the coming of spring, but sound seems to have them all beat. Throughout March, woods, fields, and ponds come alive with the sounds of spring. Learn about the cool sounds that herald the coming of spring in this month’s program. Little Acorns programs are designed to help children ages 3-6 learn about the natural world through hands on experiences, crafts, and focused free-play activities.
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, March 9, 2024 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (all ages) The state bird of Missouri is often associated with cheerfulness! Some say its song sounds like "Cheer Cheerful Charmer." Perhaps that is why the Eastern bluebird is commonly thought of as a symbol of happiness. Join us at the Discovery Center as we learn to identify, foster and monitor Missouri's beautiful state bird! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 15 - March 9
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:15 am - Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
“Crrr-crrrr-crrr” says the spring peeper. Many things herald the coming of spring, but sound seems to have them all beat. Throughout March, woods, fields, and ponds come alive with the sounds of spring. Learn about the cool sounds that herald the coming of spring in this month’s program. Little Acorns programs are designed to help children ages 3-6 learn about the natural world through hands on experiences, crafts, and focused free-play activities.
Registration period: February 2 - March 9
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:30 am - Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (adults) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri who usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register and build a bluebird nesting box of your own! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: February 2 - March 9
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 12:30 pm - Saturday, March 9, 2024 1:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri who usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register and build a bluebird nesting box of your own! Children must be registered to attend this program. Parents may attend to assist their child without registering. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.