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Registration period: November 1 - December 30
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 2:00 pm - Friday, December 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Tuesday and Friday. The snakes are fed on the second and fourth Wednesday. (December 14 & 28).
Registration period: December 1 - December 9
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 10:00 am - Friday, December 9, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
It's light outside, but some animals are sleeping! Wear your PJs if you want and we will pretend it's nighttime inside Runge as we learn all about nocturnal animals. Shhhhhhhh. Don't wake them up! Registration required. Ages 0-2 years
Registration period: October 11 - December 8
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 10:00 am - Friday, December 9, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Turkey Creek Farm
Upon registration, participants will be given a link to the virtual/online portion of the prescribed burn course. The online course is a mandatory prerequisite. Please bring your certificate of completion to the demonstration burn. Weather permitting, we will be conducting a prescribed burn so please dress accordingly with leather boots (non-steel toe), leather gloves, cotton pants, cotton long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses. Participants will learn about burn equipment, burn line installation, safe weather parameters, ignition operations, and other techniques to safely conduct a prescribed burn. Please bring a sack lunch with you.
Registration period: November 18 - December 9
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 10:30 am - Friday, December 9, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Incorporating live native greenery into holiday decorations can bring beauty to different projects. Join us as we create a holiday present that you can proudly display inside or outside of your home.
Registration period: November 12 - December 9
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 2:00 pm - Friday, December 9, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Caney Mountain Conservation Area

Upon registration, participants will be given a link to the online portion of the prescribed burn course. The online course is a mandatory prerequisite. Please bring your certificate of completion to the demonstration burn.

DIRECTIONS: Due to a managed hunt on this area, the only access is the south entrance. From Gainesville, take Hwy 5 North, turn East on County Road 107 and travel 2.1 miles, pass the shooting range and travel an additional 1 mile to a campground. Staff will meet participants at the campground.

We will be conducting a prescribed burn so please dress accordingly with leather boots, leather gloves, cotton pants, cotton long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses. Participants will learn about burn equipment, burn line installation, safe weather parameters, ignition operations, and other techniques to safely conduct a prescribed burn.

Please email Mark McLain with any further questions at mark.mclain@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 5:00 pm - Friday, December 9, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Join us as we celebrate the holidays with light refreshments and holiday activities for young and old alike. Learn how to recycle last year’s Natural Event Calendar into this year’s holiday gifts. Enjoy an evening of crafting a variety of nature ornaments to take home. The Wildcat Glades Friends Group Nature store will be open for shopping, so you can find that perfect gift for the nature-lover on your shopping list. Stop by anytime!
Registration period: November 5 - December 7
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 6:30 pm - Friday, December 9, 2022 8:30 pm
Location: Tower Grove Park-Stupp Center
It’s game night at Tower Grove! While the weather outside may be frightful, you can join us for an indoor, nature-themed board game night that should be delightful. If you have a nature themed game, feel free to bring it along! Games are for ages 8 and up. Please register all who are attending.
Registration period: November 9 - December 9
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: MDC Kansas City Regional Office

Learn all about catching feisty winter trout and catch a few for dinner.

We'll start the morning off with a trout fishing lesson in the class room at the Kansas City Regional Conservation Office where we'll learn how to catch and clean trout. Then we'll head down to Honker Pond to try our luck catching some hungry trout.

Dress for the weather but if you get cold while you are fishing you can take a break to warm up by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate.

Only children can fish at Honker Pond but parents and family are welcome to attend and learn along with the kids.

Missouri Department of Conservation will provide all of the equipment, bait, fishing coaches, hot chocolate and a warm fire.

Children do not need a trout permit to fish at this event as long as they plan to release their fish, if they would like to keep the trout that they catch they will need a trout permit. Permits will not be available at this event but they can be purchased online here https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/permits

or at any permit vendor.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

If bad weather is forecast the day of this event it may be postponed. You will be contacted if any changes are necessary.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

Each child that attends the program must be registered separately. Contact instructor for assistance with registration.
Registration period: October 13 - December 9
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Don’t miss this fun beginner’s archery program at Jay Henges shooting range. Master the steps to success and practice your new skill on stationary targets. All equipment will be provided by MDC. Even if you’ve never picked up a bow, this program is for YOU!

*All archers participating must be registered individually.

*Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

*Meet at Jay Henges shooting range. Specific directions will be sent via email the week of the program.

Registration period: October 15 - December 8
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 8:30 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:30 am
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Join us to learn the basics of the care and cleaning of handguns. This program will include tips and techniques for all aspects of maintenance of your firearm. Bring the owner's manual, if you have it. You may bring your own unloaded firearm and magazines to class or use ours. DO NOT bring any ammunition into the classroom .
Registration period: October 26 - December 9
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Are your children interested in shooting, but you need help getting started? Air rifle is one of the safest ways to start the youth off in shooting safely. We will cover the basic safety of a firearm, fundamentals of shooting and other youth programs available. This will be a fun and safe way for children and their parents to learn and enjoy shooting together. If you plan to use your own, bring a minimum of 50 rounds of new ammunition for your firearm. Make sure all firearms are unloaded before arriving at the range. There should be no live ammunition, or uncased firearms inside the classroom. Please leave all firearms in the vehicle until the class is dismissed including all concealed carry handguns and magazines.

Registration period: October 13 - December 9
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:00 am - Sunday, December 11, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Shaw Nature Reserve - Adlyne Freund Center
Come and learn beginner trapping, fur harvesting, and handling techniques from some of Missouri’s expert trappers and fur handlers. This two day class will cover hands on techniques used by fur harvesters and land managers to trap Missouri’s Furbearers. Hands on activities will include techniques used in foothold, body grip, cable restraint, and other types of traps, demonstrations on how to properly skin and care for harvested fur, as well as activities designed to learn furbearer identification and best management practices. Lunch will be provided both days and a significant portion of time will be spent outdoors. This event is for ages 6 and above. Any participate from the age of 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration period: September 26 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: USDA - Macon
After you register, I will contact you with info about how to take the online portion of the class.
Registration period: October 7 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come learn about one of Missouri’s largest mammals: elk! These big animals look a little like reindeer, but they’re not used to pull any sleighs. Elk are wild animals that grow massive antlers and make impressive bugling noises. These animals were reintroduced into our state a little over 10 years ago.

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: November 12 - December 9
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Galloway Park

Upon registration, participants will be given a link to the virtual/online portion of the prescribed burn course. The online course is a mandatory prerequisite. Please bring your certificate of completion to the demonstration burn. We will be conducting a prescribed burn so please dress accordingly with leather boots, leather gloves, cotton pants, cotton long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses. Participants will learn about burn equipment, burn line installation, safe weather parameters, ignition operations, and other techniques to safely conduct a prescribed burn.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Don’t spend winter cooped up inside, join us at Runge! Learn about some fun winter activities to keep you from getting cabin fever this year. Staff and volunteers will have ongoing activities and crafts available for all ages. No registration required. All ages invited.
Registration period: November 2 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:45 am
Location: Online only
Grab a warm beverage and join Naturalist Betzaida Rivera in this virtual program as she discusses observations of animals that are uncommon in Missouri. She will talk about the limpkin, roseate spoonbill, snowy owl, American alligator, and other animals. Please include a valid email address when you register so we can send you a virtual program link. Ages 7-adult.
Registration period: October 7 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come learn about one of Missouri’s largest mammals: elk! These big animals look a little like reindeer, but they’re not used to pull any sleighs. Elk are wild animals that grow massive antlers and make impressive bugling noises. These animals were reintroduced into our state a little over 10 years ago.

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: October 20 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then deck the halls with boughs of native trees and plants. Join us for one of the Discovery Center's favorite holiday traditions. Fashion a festive holiday swag or wreath to hang using native evergreens, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seed pods, game bird feathers and your imagination.
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:30 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Stop by anytime to make some simple holiday ornaments from recycled and natural materials. We’ll supply the materials, kids bring the creativity, and parents provide guidance. Bring a bag to carry your ornaments home.
Registration period: November 2 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:00 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Try your hand at woodcarving with members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists as they teach carving techniques and show how to transform wood into works of art. Ages 12-adult.
Registration period: October 20 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 11:30 am - Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then deck the halls with boughs of native trees and plants. Join us for one of the Discovery Center's favorite holiday traditions. Fashion a festive holiday swag or wreath to hang using native evergreens, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seed pods, game bird feathers and your imagination.
Registration period: October 20 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 pm - Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then deck the halls with boughs of native trees and plants. Join us for one of the Discovery Center's favorite holiday traditions. Fashion a festive holiday swag or wreath to hang using native evergreens, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seed pods, game bird feathers and your imagination.
Registration period: November 2 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 pm - Saturday, December 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Discover the art of painting waterfowl with accomplished art instructor Greg Chappell. Greg will help build your skills in the foundations of drawing, anatomy, and composition. Skills learned in the class will also help you paint for a Junior Duck Stamp entry. All supplies provided. Ages 8-17.
Registration period: November 2 - December 10
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 pm - Saturday, December 10, 2022 3:30 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
We will teach safe gun-handling techniques, then head outside to practice shooting skeet. Register and meet us at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range. Dress for the weather and bring a reusable water bottle. Ages 12-17.