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Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:00 am - Friday, May 31, 2024 4:30 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Artwork on display in lobby.
Registration period: April 12 - May 22
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:00 pm - Wednesday, May 22, 2024 7:00 pm
Location: Online only

Join Naturalist Morgan Wyatt to discover which hummingbirds visit Missouri, their habits, which plants attract them, and the best ways to maintain hummingbird feeders. Naturalist Notes is a regular program where a naturalist showcases one of their favorite nature topics. Please include a valid email address when you register so we can send you a virtual program link. This program will not be recorded. All ages welcome but this program is designed for ages 10 and up.

Registration period: March 19 - May 23
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 10:30 am - Thursday, May 23, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Tower Grove Park-New Comfort Station
Do your little ones enjoy being in nature? Appreciate the natural world through a story, songs, movement, and play as you sit under the canopy for a “nature” adventure. Come see the topic we are exploring this month. Younger children and siblings are welcome. Meet the naturalist at the West End Picnic Site. Please dress for the weather.
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 5:00 pm - Thursday, May 23, 2024 7:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required by visiting www.deeproots.org/get-involved (ages 15+) Experience how native gardens change and learn seasonal maintenance required for success. Feel empowered, enjoy camaraderie and learn skills alongside native gardening experts and enthusiasts! All experience levels are welcome. The Deep Roots Demonstration Garden features Midwest native plants suitable for the home garden. Contact cydney@deeprootskc.org or more information.
Registration period: April 10 - May 24
Date: Friday, May 24, 2024 10:00 am - Friday, May 24, 2024 10:45 am
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Learn about common spring flowers and head out on the trail to find some.
Registration period: April 10 - May 24
Date: Friday, May 24, 2024 11:15 am - Friday, May 24, 2024 12:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Learn about common spring flowers and head out on the trail to find some.
Registration period: April 23 - May 24
Date: Friday, May 24, 2024 7:30 pm - Friday, May 24, 2024 9:00 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Summer hiking is hot! Skip the heat and join us on a dusk hike. We will look and listen for iconic summer creatures like frogs and owls.

Remember to pack water and good walking shoes.
Registration period: January 19 - May 25
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:00 am - Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:45 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Ants go marching one by one, but what are they doing? Find out what keeps these tiny but mighty insects busy as we learn about their lives through imaginary play and outdoor exploration. 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: April 10 - May 25
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024 9:00 am - Saturday, May 25, 2024 1:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Join us as we traverse the Blue Loop trail on the White River Valley Traill system at Table Rock Lake State Park. This 3-mile trail is rated moderate in difficulty. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring trekking poles or a hiking stick if you have one. Bring lunch and a water bottle. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool.
Registration period: January 19 - May 25
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:45 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Ants go marching one by one, but what are they doing? Find out what keeps these tiny but mighty insects busy as we learn about their lives through imaginary play and outdoor exploration. 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.