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Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:00am to Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 8:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(All Ages)
No reservations required
Trail Tales features a children’s book along the trail. Read, move, and play as you visit and engage in suggested activities at each stop. Both children and adults will love to play in nature this way! Check it out on Broken Ridge Trail.

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 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 amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

There’s more to a skunk than its smell. “Sniff out” some amazing skunk facts, learn a pre-spray skunk dance, and make a craft to take home. Please, no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

There’s more to a skunk than its smell. “Sniff out” some amazing skunk facts, learn a pre-spray skunk dance, and make a craft to take home. Please, no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by February 24

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Maple sugaring is here and it’s time to tap the trees! Make maple syrup fun for your family, even with just one or two trees at home. Learn about sugar maple trees, how to tap trees, and turn sap into syrup.

The entire program will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

Register by February 25

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Have you ever wanted to go trout fishing but didn’t know what to use or where to go? We will discuss locations to fish, essential equipment, basic fishing methods and lure selection. You’ll be ready to wet a hook on opening day, March 1st.

Register by February 21

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Location: Mineral Area College-Rice Hall

“Tapping into Water to Engage Citizens, Conserve Resources, and Sustain Wildlife”
Water is the one necessary resource that we all depend on for life and survival. Dependence on clean water is one of the few commonalities we all share. Conserving and protecting our natural resource is essential to protecting natures future and ours. This workshop will go into some of the common stressors we see on our streams in Missouri and will discuss opportunities for all citizens to help protect and advocate for the protection and conservation of our streams. It will also give a very broad overview about stream function and dynamics.

Register by February 25

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Learning about nature from a young age is good for kids and for the environment. Every month, join Rockwoods naturalists for an outdoor adventure with your little one. The entire class is presented outside, so please dress for the weather. Siblings are welcome, but please note this class is designed for ages 3–6.

Register by February 26

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Join us to learn about food chains/webs, owls, and more through the investigation of owl pellets.

Register by February 27

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The history of the "hawk" is interesting and surprising. Join us to learn first-hand how these tools have been used over the ages and practice some tomahawk throwing in our outdoor range. The outdoor range at Runge is not ADA accessible.
**Registration required (ages 10+, youth age 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult).

Register by February 26

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Metallic Cartridge Reloading
February 27 • Thursday • 6-9 p.m.
(Ages 16 and up)
Reservation begin February 13
This class covers the basic equipment, materials, and techniques needed to reload metallic cartridges and produce custom loads suited to your rifle/handgun for the particular target or game you are pursing. We will demonstrate the process and then give you some hands-on experience reloading rifle/handgun cartridges. All equipment is provided. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Register by February 26

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Thursday: February 27: 6 to 7:30pm (Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center); Saturday: February 29:12 to 4pm (Cliff Cave at Cliff Cave County Park).
(Ages 5 and up)
Reservations begin January 15

Come and join us as we discuss the caves and cave life of Missouri and why we need to protect this unique ecosystem. We will meet at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center on Thursday, February 27th at 6pm to briefly go over caves and safety. We will meet at Cliff Cave at Cliff Cave County Park in South County on Saturday, February 29th at 12pm (noon) for the field trip portion where we will survey different cave biology as well as learning how graffiti is removed from the cave. Please dress in layers and dress warm. Bring an extra change of clothes, water and snacks/lunch. Helmets and one flashlight will be provided. Please wear rubber boots as well as bring 2 additional sources of light (such as headlamps or flashlights).

***Field trip portion will be canceled in heavy rain, or inclement weather such as heavy snow or ice.

***If large clusters of bats are encountered, the field trip portion will be cut short.

***Must attend the classroom session in order to attend the field trip portion.

***Register each person individually

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Meet Greg Nejmanowski, a veteran’s recreation instructor at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, who paddled his kayak down the Mississippi River to help fund recreation opportunities for returning veterans. You will enjoy learning about his adventure down the largest river in our nation and how the people and water shaped his journey. His inspiring work and trip are sure to make you smile.

Register by February 27

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Ducks, geese, and other waterfowl provide hours of entertainment while out on the water. Paddle in and join us for an evening of fun and learning about our waterfowl friends. Please, no younger siblings and only one adult per group of kids. Ages 7-12.

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Bradford Research Center

Workshop Topics:
- Proper methods and techniques
- Burn equipment
- Developing Burn Plans
Weather permitting there will be a demo prescribed burn during the afternoon at Bradford. Registrants should wear long sleeve shirts, leather boots, and leather gloves.

Register by February 28

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian!
**Registration required (ages 0-2)

Date: Friday, February 28, 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.

Register by February 28

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Due to the specific weather conditions required, this will be a short-notice program that may be any day of the week during late February or early March. The date of February 28th is only a system placeholder. We will contact participants via phone and email the morning of the program with a specific start time. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Spring brings warm, wet weather... which mans salamanders are coming! The best time to find spotted salamanders is during their annual migration to their breeding ponds during the first warm, evening rain of the spring. Join us at Runge as we explore the migration and breeding habits of these slimy, secretive salamanders.

Register by February 26

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: USDA Service Center - Paris

Prescribed fire can be a very useful tool for management of existing vegetation (CRP and non-CRP). Learn how to safely use prescribed fire to meet the objectives/goals for your property.

Register by February 28

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Location: MDC Kansas City Regional Office

We'll start the morning off with a trout fishing lesson in the class room at the Kansas City Regional Conservation Office where you'll learn all about catching and cleaning trout. Then we'll head down to Honker Pond to try our luck catching some of those 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 with their angler.

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 forcast the day of this event it may be postponed. You will be contacted if any changes are necessary.

Register by February 28

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Prairie Fork Conservation Area

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.

Register by February 29

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

We will be hiking a portion of Three Creeks Conservation Area. Please wear appropriate footwear, and dress in layers for all types of weather conditions, including rain. Bring your lunch and water.
*Registration Required (ages 18+)
*NOTE: Those wishing to meet us at the trailhead please call Runge a couple of days before the hike to find out the time and place to meet our group.
Location: Just south of Columbia Boone County.

Register by February 28

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Army National Guard

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. Participants 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop will be held at the National Guard Armory at 29614 Jaguar St. Macon, MO 63552 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Register by February 28

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Looking for shed deer antlers is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family. Attend this session for a few tips and tricks when searching for antlers. We'll briefly cover deer biology and what you should be looking for. Afterwards we'll head out for a shed hunt of our own so dress accordingly.

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