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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, June 8, 2024 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (ages 12+) Nature provides incredible inspiration and one-of-a-kind supplies in our own backyards. As spring and summer colors have exploded at the Discovery Center, we've collected dried stems, flowers, leaves, grasses and more from our landscape to help you tap into your creative side. Explore a variety of colors and textures as you create your own natural summer garden lantern! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: May 24 - June 8
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, June 8, 2024 1:00 pm
Location: Howard Wood Urban Outreach Office

Reservations began Friday, May 26

Join Missouri Department of Conservation as we present an afternoon of nature and art! Our urban habitats feature many great natural inspirations for artists on all levels. Learn about fireflies in St. Louis, then create a piece of inspiration to take home. Grab a friend or two, your older child/ren, or make it a date. No experience needed and we’ll provide all the materials necessary. We will be learning about owls and then creating a painting of one. Please register each person.
Registration period: April 24 - June 8
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 12:00 pm - Saturday, June 8, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Join Naturalist Sam Grove to learn about cave biology, cave ethics, and how to safely go caving. Meet at the Nature Center for an indoor presentation, then carpool to an MDC-owned cave near Springfield. No prior caving experience is required, but participants must be able to climb and crawl. Bring an extra change of clothes and shoes.
Registration period: April 15 - June 7
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 9:00 am - Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Has your child ever uttered the statement, “I’m bored!”? Well, look no further! This two-day camp is full outdoor adventure fun and will be sure to cure them of their summer boredom. This year we'll be exploring the beautiful variety of habitats found in Missouri, and the animals that call these places home. Throughout the two days of camp, participants will explore Missouri’s habitats by foot, canoe, and jumping right in! A welcome email will be sent prior to the program with full details and a packing list. Snacks, safety, and all equipment are provided. Each child is only eligible for one Kids Camp session per year.
Registration period: May 1 - June 11
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 9:00 am - Tuesday, June 11, 2024 10:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
We will be going on a bug hunt through the garden, grasses, and woods. Will we find any cicada shells as well as other insects? Who will catch the first grasshopper? Dress for the weather and wear insect repellant. Stay afterwards to enjoy stories by the librarian.
Registration period: May 1 - June 11
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 10:00 am - Tuesday, June 11, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
We will be going on a bug hunt through the garden, grasses, and woods. Will we find any cicada shells as well as other insects? Who will catch the first grasshopper? Dress for the weather and wear insect repellant. Arrive early at 9:30 a.m. to enjoy stories by the librarian.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 8:00 am - Thursday, June 13, 2024 10:00 am
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 for more information.
Registration period: April 24 - June 13
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 8:30 am - Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Ha Ha Tonka State Park has many attractions, including springs, caves, sinkholes, and a castle. We will hike 4-5 miles on trails rated moderate to difficult. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and binoculars if you like. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool.
Registration period: April 15 - June 11
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 9:00 am - Friday, June 14, 2024 4:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Has your child ever uttered the statement, “I’m bored!”? Well, look no further! This two-day camp is full outdoor adventure fun and will be sure to cure them of their summer boredom. This year we'll be exploring the beautiful variety of habitats found in Missouri, and the animals that call these places home. Throughout the two days of camp, participants will explore Missouri’s habitats by foot, canoe, and jumping right in! A welcome email will be sent prior to the program with full details and a packing list. Snacks, safety, and all equipment are provided. Each child is only eligible for one Kids Camp session per year.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:30 pm - Thursday, June 13, 2024 9:30 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Celebrate Missouri's most magical insect at Fireflies at Farmers Park! Stop by the garden area of Farmers Park anytime between 5:30 and 9:30 pm. Bring your family to make a firefly craft, play firefly games, and learn why fireflies blink. Come closer to 9 pm to catch fireflies. Nature Center staff and volunteers will be around to answer questions and offer fun facts. Check out the live band and food vendors at the Farmers Park courtyard, too. All ages.