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Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 3:30pm

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 Wednesday and Saturday.

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Please welcome a nature photography display of award-winning MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong, Paothong's photography has been featured in the Conservationist and Xplor magazines, and many others including National Audubon, Ranger Rick, BBC, and the Nature Conservancy.

Register by January 13

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Shotshell Reloading
January 21 • Tuesday • 6-8 p.m.
(Ages 16 and up)
Reservations begin January 7
Here is your opportunity to learn the process of reloading shotgun shells using simple equipment. The technique is easy and may save you money over the cost of factory ammunition. We will produce quality shotshells with low-cost equipment. This program covers the needed equipment, materials, and techniques used to reload shot shell. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Sneaky, smart, and ferocious – Missouri is lucky to be home to several types of weasels. We’ll figure out what makes these wily creatures so special! Please, no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Sneaky, smart, and ferocious – Missouri is lucky to be home to several types of weasels. We’ll figure out what makes these wily creatures so special! Please, no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Fossils are rare and cannot be replaced. It
is exciting to find one, but important to protect it and keep it in place. Join us to learn about
fossils, how to find them and how to protect them. We will also make our own “fossils”!

Register by January 21

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

In this program, we'll become bear aware by learning about bear ecology and how our actions can prevent bears from becoming a nuisance. We'll conclude by doing a paint pout on a bear cutout. You'll leave with a beautiful piece of art that you've created. Paint pouring can be messy. Wearing old clothes is recommended. Children under 16 must have an adult present. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, go on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by January 22

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Could you solve the mystery of which animals were here by discovering the clues left behind? Activities include animal CSI, animal track identification, and hiking to search for wild clues.

Register by January 21

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by January 23

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Could you solve the mystery of which animals were here by discovering the clues left behind? Activities include animal CSI, animal track identification, and hiking to search for wild clues.

Register by January 23

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Could you solve the mystery of which animals were here by discovering the clues left behind? Activities include animal CSI, animal track identification, and hiking to search for wild clues.

Register by January 23

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Tying flies can be easy, relaxing and fun! Come learn the basics of fly-tying and see how flies can imitate insects and other foods to fool fish.
**Registration required (ages 6+)

Register by January 23

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Embroidery blocks while also learning about Missouri prairies by designing quilt blocks based on that theme. The 1st block and topic for this month is buffalo (American bison). By attending all twelve of the monthly sessions, you will be able to complete the blocks for an entire “prairie-based” quilt. Please bring your own embroidery hoop, needle, and scissors.

Register by January 22

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Owensville Scenic Regional Library

Workshop Topics:
-Proper methods and techniques
-Burn Equipment
-Developing burn plans

With suitable weather a live prescribed burn will occur at a nearby Conservation Area. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts, leather boots, and leather gloves.

A small lunch will be provided.

For questions or help registering please contact Seth Barrioz at 573-417-3037 or seth.barrioz@mdc.mo.gov

Register by January 24

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Backyard winter birds are so fun to watch! Fly in to learn about and view these feathered friends. **Registration required (ages 0-2 yrs)

Register by January 24

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Winter bass fishing can be a great time to catch monster bass if you have the skills and tackle which encourage sluggish fish to bite. This program is geared to new anglers or those who wish to learn finesse fishing skills such as drop shot, Ned rig, neko rig, shaky head and other techniques which may get the bass biting when fishing gets tough. While we will not be fishing, participants will be hands on with tackle and learn when each style of rigging is most effective on different parts of the lake. Participants will go home with several lures to test on their favorite winter water.

Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Meet at the nature center and drive to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Boone County. We will hike a loop trail within the Gans Creek Wild Area. Trail: Moderate, 5 miles.
**Registration required. (Ages 18+)

Register by January 24

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Mark Twain Lake - M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor

Ring in 2020 by learning a new skill! The basics of fly tying workshop will provide the tools and expert coaching to create up to three different fly fishing flies. Learn how to use each of the tools, and what you need to get started. All equipment is provided, and you will keep the flies you tie! Space is limited to 20 participants and all participants must be at least 10 years old, 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop will be held at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, 21629 State Highway J, Perry MO 63462. Time is 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on January 25th, 2020!

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Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Soaring, diving, and perching these big, beautiful birds can be found here all year, but there’s even more in winter! We will explore the exciting life of an eagle through stories and interactive play.

Register by January 24

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Many of the top deer hunters scout for deer throughout all the seasons. Winter is one of the best times to scout for several reasons. Join our staff of experienced deer hunters and scouters to learn a few tips that will help you notch your deer tag next season.

Register by January 24

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

If you own a farm or forest, you probably have strong feelings about leaving your land in good condition for the next generation. But, have you shared your passion and vision with those loved ones you intend to pass your land onto?

This workshop topics include:
-identifying needs for your property and your family
-communicating your goals with your heirs
-estate taxes, wills, and trusts
-long term healthcare considerations
-conservation easements
-assembling your succession planning team

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Join 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail hiker, Lisa Richter, to discover some great backpacking trails in Missouri! Learn how to carry everything you need for a multi-day trip on your back. Program will include hands-on activities outside, weather permitting.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Stella Veteran's Memorial Park

No registration required (All ages)
The fish-filled streams of southwest Missouri are a winter home to bald eagles. Join the Missouri Master Naturalists, the community of Stella, and local MDC staff for an eagle viewing opportunity at Stella Veteran’s Memorial Park. There will be spotting scopes set up and fun educational activities throughout the day. Stop by anytime.

Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

From the chuck wagon to the campfire, come learn fun ways to prepare great meals outside. Get hands-on with Dutch ovens, foil packets, and other ways to cook without a microwave. All participants will get to sample their work! Portions of the program will be outdoors, so please dress for weather.

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