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Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 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.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 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 week.

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

We have several species of rodents in Missouri, including the Eastern Chipmunk and Woodchuck. Join us to learn more about the rodents of Missouri.

Register by November 20

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 0-2 years).
Black bear, black bear what do you see? I see children looking back at me. Lumber in with your favorite teddy bear and learn about the Missouri black bear.

Register by November 20

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Northwest Regional Office

Register by November 19

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Register by November 20

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations begin November 6.
Pressing flowers and leaves is a great way to preserve the beauty of summer and fall. Create greeting cards and an ornament for the holidays using some Missouri plants. We will also learn more about how you can grow them at your own homes.

Register by November 20

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Camouflage is used in nature by animals in predator/prey relationships. Learn all about how wildlife uses camouflage and mimicry to help animals survive in nature. Please, no younger siblings and only one adult per group of kids. Ages 7-12.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (adults) Join award-winning wildlife photographer Matt Miles for a presentation of "Behind the Lens." Matt has backpacked, floated, snorkeled and explored virtually every county in Missouri to photograph wildlife and wild lands for more than 20 years. Matt will describe many of the rare and dramatic moments he has captured with his camera - images that are now featured in his new photo book: MISSOURI, WILD and WONDERFUL. His entertaining presentation also includes fascinating facts about our natural world. An opportunity to purchase signed copies of MISSOURI, WILD and WONDERFUL will follow the presentation.

Register by November 21

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 18+).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Hart Creek Conservation Area, in Boone County. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, insect repellent, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. Trail Length: 4 miles. Terrain: Moderate with hills and/or rocks.

Register by November 20

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (babes under 36 months) Fall can be a great time to explore the forest. Bring your little one to a fun scavenger hike in the colorful fall forest of Burr Oak Woods. A portion of the program will be outside, dress for the weather. Registration required for youngster only.

Register by November 20

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Are you ready to take your geocaching knowledge a step further? Come learn more about geocaching and try to find more difficult caches. Come dressed for the weather. *****Please only register 1 person per family******

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Black bears are one of our most fascinating large mammals here in Missouri and they are making a comeback! Come in to learn more about the intelligent and charismatic Ursus americanus. Let’s tell stories, enjoy activities, and create
crafts in celebration of Black BEAR Friday!

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
The animals are hungry! Join us and watch as we feed the snakes, aquarium fish, and snapping turtles.

Register by November 16

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

Location: Indian Creek Recreation Area (Mark Twain Lake)

Participants will go through firearms safety, deer hunting tactics, and deer biology and management.
They will also go through a deer rifle sight in at the range.
Mentors will be provided.
Lunch Provided by Whitetails Unlimited.
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 6 - 15 YEARS OLD
AND HAVE NEVER HARVESTED A DEER.
THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
EQUIPMENT IS AVALIABLE
DEER CAMP IS PROVIDED BY THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
For Questions Call 660-785-2420

Register by November 23

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Black Friday Hike
Nov 23 • Friday • 4:30–6:30 p.m.
(All ages)
Reservations begin November 1.
Get outdoors, to walk off that pie, while you witness the sunset and the moonrise! Meet at lot “K,”” about 4 miles from the front entrance.

Register by November 23

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Please dress for the weather. Open toed shoes are not recommended for shooting activities.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

The wild turkey is one of Missouri’s most popular game birds. In honor of Thanksgiving, stop by our display to learn more about the bird that almost became our national symbol.

Register by November 21

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Make holiday treasures for your family or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for the holidays from the abundance of natural objects this season has to offer. The Twin Pines staff will show you how to use items such as twigs, pine needles, acorns, buckeyes and seed pods to create wreath, reindeer and miniature tree ornaments. Designed for ages 12 and up, this program has a class limit of 20. Reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381. Reservations can be made on line at www.mdc.mo.gov\twinpines or by calling 888-283-0364.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+) Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages) One of Missouri’s largest birds, the wild turkey, is fun to watch and popular with hunters. They are common here now, but at one time there were very few turkeys in the state. Join us as we take flight with this colorful, magnificent bird. We will also uncover some turkey myths along the way.

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Stop by to see members of the Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures. All ages. No registration required.

Register by November 21

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Make holiday treasures for your family or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for the holidays from the abundance of natural objects this season has to offer. The Twin Pines staff will show you how to use items such as twigs, pine needles, acorns, buckeyes and seed pods to create wreath, reindeer and miniature tree ornaments. Designed for ages 12 and up, this program has a class limit of 20. Reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381. Reservations can be made on line at www.mdc.mo.gov\twinpines or by calling 888-283-0364.

Register by November 27

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6-16)
Badgers digging in the prairies, otters playing in the rivers, minks hunting in the lowlands –what do they have in common with each other? Learn how these interesting predators in the weasel family have different adaptations that help them live in such different parts of the habitat.

Register by November 26

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: MDC Central Regional Office

Come learn how to clean and care for your firearms. Participants are welcome to bring their own firearms, but they must be unloaded and cased. Cleaning materials will be provided.

Firearms are available for those who would like to participate but do not have their own.

Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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