Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (adults) Decorating with nature for the holidays is a fun and inexpensive way to add a little green to the season. We will use natural objects like leaves and grasses to print our own gift wrap and gift bags for all your nature-loving friends and family on your gift list.

Nature Art

Walk-in (all ages) Do you have questions on how to utilize and care for native plants on your landscape? The Discovery Center Landscape Specialists will be available to answer your questions and provide education on various aspects of working with native plants.

Native Plants

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity

Little Acorns

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity

Little Acorns

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity

Little Acorns

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity

Little Acorns

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity

Little Acorns

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity

Little Acorns

Walk-in (ages 9+) Are you interested in becoming part of the growing world of Citizen Science and are looking for ways to participate? Join us for our second Citizen Science Saturday. Let's start by reviewing how to use iNaturalist and learn about eBird. We will blend technology and our natural habitats to learn how to record encounters with wildlife, connect to specialists in the science world and help gather wildlife data for one of the area winter bird counts. iPhones, iPads, Android phones or tablets are recommended.

Discover Nature

Walk-in (ages 9+) Are you interested in becoming part of the growing world of Citizen Science and are looking for ways to participate? Join us for our second Citizen Science Saturday. Let's start by reviewing how to use iNaturalist and learn about eBird. We will blend technology and our natural habitats to learn how to record encounters with wildlife, connect to specialists in the science world and help gather wildlife data for one of the area winter bird counts. iPhones, iPads, Android phones or tablets are recommended.

Discover Nature

Pages

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

Deer

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

coyote