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Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
How did badgers get their fearless reputation? What is it they do underground anyway? Discover the answers to these questions and more interesting facts about one of Missouri’s elusive burrowers.

Register by January 10

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Ages 18 and up
Start off your New Year’s resolution to get fit on a hike with Rockwoods Naturalists! Hike 7.8 miles of intense hills on the Green Rock Trail in Rockwoods Reservation! You can also improve your mental health from spending time outdoors in nature. We will be hiking from the welcome center at Rockwoods Reservation to the property boundary next to Greensfelder County Park and back. Please be dressed for the weather and ready to sweat!

Register by January 11

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Expand your skills beyond leaf identification and discover what other features may be used to identify tree species native to Missouri. Test your skills and learn forestry tidbits in this fun, interactive hike. This hike will take place outside on Ridgetop Trail behind the Nature Center, so please dress accordingly. Youth and adult groups welcome, though this walk is limited to 25 participants.

Register by January 12

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

If you are not familiar or comfortable with firearms, and want to learn more, this class covers various firearms, their actions, rules for safe gun handling, maintenance, cleaning and safe storage.

Register by January 14

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Fly on in to discover the lives of our seven Missouri woodpeckers. Find out why they make all that racket and how they keep our trees healthy.

Register by January 13

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

One of the most important aspects of having a firearm is making sure your firearm is maintained and in good working condition. We will discuss the supplies and equipment needed to properly maintain your firearms. After a discussion, you will have the opportunity to dismantle and clean pistols, rifles and shotguns. You may bring your own firearm, absolutely no ammunition.

Register by January 14

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

The creative spirit never ceases as the Pine Needlers continue work on an Ozark-themed quilt with the fourth block centered on Missouri's small-mouth bass. Learn about this member of the sunfish family whose name describes one of its most characteristic features. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class limit of 15. 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 14

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

The creative spirit never ceases as the Pine Needlers continue work on an Ozark-themed quilt with the fourth block centered on Missouri's small-mouth bass. Learn about this member of the sunfish family whose name describes one of its most characteristic features. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class limit of 15. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, go on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other Friday.

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Gather around the warm campfire on a cold winter night. Stories of the forest and wild things will be told. Hot chocolate and s’mores will help keep the winter chill away.

Register by January 18

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

If you are not familiar with firearms, and want to learn more, this class covers various firearms, their actions, rules for safe gun handling, maintenance, cleaning and safe storage.

Register by January 18

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: Millstream Gardens Conservation Area Archery Range

Millstream is beautiful area in the Arcadia Valley. We will hike both trails located there. Our shorter hike will take us to the shut-ins on the St. Francis River. The view is amazing. The longer trail loops through the woods. This hike is spectacular any time of the year. Please wear good hiking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bring a refillable water bottle and lunch if you wish.

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This program is held at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Have a hard time telling a junco from a nuthatch? Join us to learn the basics of winter birding, including how to recognize birds by their calls. The first part of the program will be indoors to learn how to identify some of our common winter birds. Then, we will grab our binoculars and hit the trail. The hike will be about 1 mile on moderate terrain. Please dress for the weather and bring shoes suitable for uneven terrain.

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Prescribed burning is just as it sounds, a prescription of fire to the land to create positive change. There are many reasons why fire is an important and necessary tool to keep habitat healthy. Come learn more about how fire is used, manipulated and controlled for a variety of purposes.

Register by January 18

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

Location: Millstream Gardens Conservation Area Archery Range

Millstream is beautiful area in the Arcadia Valley. We will hike both trails located there. Our shorter hike will take us to the shut-ins on the St. Francis River. The view is amazing. The longer trail loops through the woods. This hike is spectacular any time of the year. Please wear good hiking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bring a refillable water bottle and lunch if you wish.

Register by January 18

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Christian Voigt, “The German Chef,” will teach us how to field dress and process a rabbit for the freezer or dinner table. Then, Chef Christian will share his grandma’s recipe for rabbit stew. He will also be preparing some traditional side dishes.

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This program is held at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.

Register by January 20

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

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This class covers the basic equipment, materials, and techniques needed to reload metallic cartridges and tailor the loads to your rifle and game you are pursuing. We will demonstrate the process and then give you some hands-on experience reloading rifle/handgun cartridges. All equipment is provided.

Register by January 21

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for all family members attending (families with children ages 6–13)
They can dig, climb and even fly. They are Missouri’s mammals. This furry group of animals share unique characteristics that set them apart from all other animals. Join us as we celebrate all that is special about mammals.

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 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 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Learn embroidery techniques 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 and needle.

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