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Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Do you know what lives underground? Are they cute and fuzzy or creepy crawly? Learn with your little one as we enjoy underground activities. We’ll head outside, weather permitting, for part of the program. Ages 0-2.

Register by March 4

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Family Shooting Sports Sampler
March 5 • Tuesday • 6-8 pm
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin February 19
Are you interested in the shooting sports, but have no experience with guns or bows? Here is your opportunity! This program will offer you a chance to experience air rifles, shotguns and archery equipment. Find out what interests you most. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Register by March 4

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Register by March 5

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for yungster only (0-36 months with an adult)
Your reaction to nature will shape the attitude of your child. We will introduce you and your little one to a family friendly snake and discuss the facts and myths about these slithery creatures. Knowledge can bring confidence, tolerance and deeper understanding. Weather permitting a short portion of the program will be outside, dress for the weather.

Register by March 1

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Montgomery City Public Library - Montgomery County

This workshop will cover pond construction, stocking, fish management, aquatic plant management and wildlife around your pond. Free snacks and refreshments provided. Space is limited.

Register by March 5

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Continue your journey of discovery with this month’s Pine Needlers. As you work on the sixth block to your “prairie” themed quilt, learn about how snakes contribute to and use the diversity provided by Missouri’s prairie lands. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, you can call 573-325-1381.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Ever wonder what it takes to keep all the nature center reptiles, amphibians, and fish happy? Thanks to some amazing animal care volunteers, they are fed a delicious smorgasbord of crickets, worms, minnows, and more! Drop by to visit with the volunteers and staff as they feed the hungry critters. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Register by March 5

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Continue your journey of discovery with this month’s Pine Needlers. As you work on the sixth block to your “prairie” themed quilt, learn about how snakes contribute to and use the diversity provided by Missouri’s prairie lands. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, you can call 573-325-1381.

Register by March 7

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! Unfortunately, the first two R’s are often overlooked. For this project, we’ll focus on one way to reuse called upcycling. We’ll be making photo frames out of old cardboard, magazines, cereal boxes, and other recycled goods. Materials will be provided.

Register by March 6

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Shotgun Patterning
March 7 • Thursday • 6pm-8pm
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin February 21
What is your maximum effective range of your shotgun? What shot size should you be using? These questions and more will be answered in this informative program on shotgun patterning. We will help you find the most effective choke/shotshell combination for your shotgun. Come discover the answers at this educational hands-on program!

Register by March 8

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (0-2 years).
From browns to 'bows, trout have made a splash in Missouri! Swim in to learn more about why these beautiful fish are special, how to tell trout apart, and even how to catch trout!

Register by March 8

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

PLEASE NOTE: An ADVANCE REGISTRATION FEE for this program is required. Register at https://bit.ly/2X2CGVa

Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener will discuss how to nurture wildlife habitat and human gardening philosophies at 6:30 p.m. Meet the author for a book signing and visit with native plant professionals starting at 5 p.m.

For more information go to https://bit.ly/2GfPFNX

For questions, e-mail Mitch@stlouisaudubon.org or call 314-599-7390

Register by March 9

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 8+ years, children accompanied by a registered adult).
Meet at Runge and a forester will lead us on a hike at Hart Creek Conservation Area and/or the Katy Trail (depending on the weather) to learn about and see the changes in trees from winter to spring. Dress for the weather and bring water
and snacks.

Register by March 6

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Apple Creek Conservation Area

Patterning your shotgun is a very important part of hunting that is overlooked by many hunters. We will discuss the principles of how to use different ammunition and chokes to achieve the most effective pattern for your shotgun. Please bring your shotgun and ammunition to pattern. The advantages of non toxic shot will be discussed and demonstrated. A minimum of 4 shooters must be registered by March 6 to have this class.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners are partnering for the thirteenth year to bring you our Native Plant Seminar and Sale. Suppliers will be on hand offering native plants and other things for sale between 8 am - 3 pm. If you would like to attend our free seminars, registration is required. Call or come by the Nature Center for a registration form. Registration begins February 1st. Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s seminar. She will discuss how to nurture wildlife habitat and humane gardening philosophies. Other sessions at the seminar will include wild edibles, how to deal with invasive plants, native plant propagation, and how to raise butterflies. Registration required by March 1st.

Register by March 10

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by March 7

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Prairie Fork Conservation Area

If conditions are favorable we will conduct a prescribed burn immediately following the classroom portion of the class. Participants are encouraged to bring/wear leather boots and gloves and cotton clothing that covers their arms/legs.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Nature Artisan Series
Watercolor and Stitched Tree Art with Suzanne Galli Koenen
Mar 9 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
(All Ages)
No Reservations Required
Come and watch as Suzanne works watercolors, fibers, and threads into art quilts. Visitors will have the chance to interact with Suzanne, as well as make their own fabric mosaic fiber coasters.

Register by March 8

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12+ participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Shake off those winter blues by joining us for a basic fly tying class. Imagine standing waist deep in the middle of an Ozark stream this spring. A large fish ferociously strikes a fly that you created. In this workshop, participants will learn about terminology, equipment, materials, and types of flies. This will be a hands-on class during which participants will tie their own flies. All equipment and materials will be provided.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
What is their true name? Do they really eat wood? Find out the answer to these questions and more as we uncover the interesting adaptations of one of Missouri’s infamous yard diggers.

Register by March 8

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12+ participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult )
Shake off those winter blues by joining us for a basic fly tying class. Imagine standing waist deep in the middle of an Ozark stream this spring. A large fish ferociously strikes a fly that you created. In this workshop, participants will learn about terminology, equipment, materials, and types of flies. This will be a hands-on class during which participants will tie their own flies. All equipment and materials will be provided.

Register by March 8

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Witness a “nature show” that belongs to one of the strangest members of the bird world, the Timberdoodle. Also look and listen for one of the loudest singers of the amphibian world, the Spring Peeper. Includes a 1 ½ mile hike.

This program will be offered for all ages on March 16, 2019

Register by March 12

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6 -16) Armadillos are mammals. Strange mammals! Our nine-banded armadillos have armor-plated bodies but can roll up nearly into a ball. When startled, they can jump 4 feet straight up in the air. They have exactly four identical babies at a time. In many ways they are very different from most other mammals. Come prepared to be amazed by armadillos!

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:30pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

For spring break join us for free fish hatchery tours. Learn how trout are raised from egg collecting all the way to release for public fishing.Tours start at the Hatchery Conservation Center and last for approximately 30-40 minutes.

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