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Registration period: June 10 - July 13
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:30 pm - Tuesday, July 13, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 16+) It is hot out! This urban hike will be at a leisurely pace through the beautiful, tree lined streets of North Kansas City. We will be on the lookout for birds and other hidden gems as we explore a residential area of town. We will also discuss hiking safety and other urban hikes in KC. The instructor will e-mail the exact meeting location to participants the week prior to the hike. This is an all-outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.
Registration period: June 7 - July 13
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:30 pm - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Missouri is home to over 200 different fish species. Identifying the differences in these fish can be tough for beginner anglers, and enthusiasts alike. Join us as we learn about the most popular game, and non-game fish in Missouri. We will cover many fish species that include, but not limited to, bass, crappie, and invasive carp. This program will be a hybrid event held at Powder Valley Nature Center, as well as virtually. Registration for separate for the two audiences.

This event will be held at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in the classroom.

Register each person individually.
Registration period: June 7 - July 13
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:30 pm - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Online only

Missouri is home to over 200 different fish species. Identifying the differences in these fish can be tough for beginner anglers, and enthusiasts alike. Join us as we learn about the most popular game, and non-game fish in Missouri. We will cover many fish species that include, but not limited to, bass, crappie, and invasive carp. This program will be a hybrid event held at Powder Valley Nature Center, as well as virtually.

Registration for separate for the two audiences.

This portion is VIRTUAL, a Webex link will be sent approximately 24 hours in advance. This will not be recorded.

Register each person individually.
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Registration period: June 10 - July 17
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, July 17, 2021 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 6+) Bring your imagination and engage in nature play while we embark on an expedition through the Discovery Center's diverse landscape. What plants and animals will we discover? Join our team of explorers on this outstanding adventure!
Registration period: June 10 - July 17
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:30 pm - Saturday, July 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 6+) Bring your imagination and engage in nature play while we embark on an expedition through the Discovery Center's diverse landscape. What plants and animals will we discover? Join our team of explorers on this outstanding adventure!
Registration period: May 26 - July 20
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (adults) Making beautiful images from nature is one of the oldest artforms. After exploring the Discovery Center's native gardens and landscape, we will create nature prints called monotypes using leaves and grasses with block ink, zinc plates and the etching press. Satisfy your home decorating needs with a work of art worthy of framing.
Registration period: May 13 - August 12
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, August 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area

Explore the pond and prairie life at Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area. You will become a citizen scientist as we net for pond life, trap small mammals, collect and identify insects, and look for wildlife signs. If you have a smart phone, download the Seek by iNaturalist app. We will discuss this free, kid/teen friendly app!

Wear clothes that can get wet and muddy, bring sunscreen, bug spray, a sack lunch, and water.

Parents/guardians will sign a waiver prior to camp. Parents/guardians may leave their child with us via the waiver/emergency contact form. Please register each child separately. Masks will be worn when social distancing is not feasible.

We will meet at the parking lot at Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area (address listed above).
Registration period: June 21 - August 17
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8:00 pm - Tuesday, August 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (adults) Butterflies and bees get a lot of credit as pollinators, but there are many other creatures that have evolved to pollinate plants. Join our native landscape specialists for this evening program as we look at the fascinating world of nocturnal pollinators. We'll then head outdoors to our "Mothing Station" where we'll observe nocturnal insects and discuss the various species of native plants that utilize nocturnal pollination.
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/