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Registration period: July 15 - August 28
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021 11:00 am - Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Walk-in (ages 2+). Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals, and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.
Registration period: June 15 - August 28
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021 11:30 am - Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 8+) The heat will be turned up as you learn the history and techniques of primitive fire starting. Before the invention of matches and lighters people relied on using various types of natural resources to start a fire for survival. Make plans to take part in this hot program and see if you could survive without our modern fire-starting methods.
Registration period: June 15 - August 28
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, August 28, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 8+) The heat will be turned up as you learn the history and techniques of primitive fire starting. Before the invention of matches and lighters people relied on using various types of natural resources to start a fire for survival. Make plans to take part in this hot program and see if you could survive without our modern fire-starting methods.
Registration period: June 15 - August 31
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 5:30 pm - Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 16+) Put on your walking shoes and bring your sense of adventure as we explore one of KC's iconic neighborhoods by foot. Find hidden gems and discover why nature adds value to our residential and business spaces. 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 urban hike will be around two miles at a moderate pace on sidewalks. 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: July 23 - September 4
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, September 4, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

What kind of animal is big, has fluffy black fur, sharp claws, and a brown snout? That’s right, a bear! Did you know we have black bears in Missouri? Come to the nature center to learn more about these unique animals.

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, September 4, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, September 4, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
The two-headed snake is sixteen years old! These twins can't pass a driver's test but they can celebrate. Slither on over to the nature center to join in! Come and go as you like to learn more about black rat snakes and enjoy games, crafts, and refreshments. Auditorium presentations will take place at 1:00pm and 2:00pm followed by a meet-and-greet with the twins.
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:30 am - Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Location: Haag Property

This workshop will give landowners a better understanding of forest and wildlife management on their own properties.

Topics include:

- Tick diseases and how forest management influences tick populations

- Prescribed Burning

- Invasive Species Mgmt

- Ruffed Grouse Translocation Project

- Timber Harvest

- Forest and Wildlife Mgmt Practices

Lunch will be provided by the Missouri Grouse Chapter of QUWF

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/
Registration period: June 18 - October 1
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:30 pm - Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:30 pm
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Over 100 species of fish call the Mississippi River home, including the blue catfish, which can grow up to 150 pounds. Come join Powder Valley Naturalists as we fish the mighty Mississippi at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. While catfish are our target, fish such as bluegill, freshwater drum, and shovelnose sturgeon may be caught. Limit to 20 people. We have 12 large catfish poles, one per family, or you may bring your own gear. A valid Missouri Fishing License is required for participants 16 and older. If legal sized fish are caught, we will also do a filleting demo and you can take your fish fillets home. We must be out of the area before sunset when the front gate locks.

Meet at parking lot O (also known as the canoe launch).

Register each participant individually.

Specific directions and information will be emailed to participants prior to the event.
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/