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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 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

We’re celebrating the annual return of bald eagles to Lake Springfield. This special event includes the indoor presence of Phoenix, a live bald eagle from Dickerson Park Zoo. Programs will be held at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center every hour on the hour from 9 am to 3 pm. Stop by anytime and plan to spend about two hours. Opportunities to view bald eagles in the wild, with the assistance of volunteers and spotting scopes, will be available at the Lake Springfield Boathouse and Marina during event hours. All ages. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

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.

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

We’re celebrating the annual return of bald eagles to Lake Springfield. This special event includes the indoor presence of Phoenix, a live bald eagle from Dickerson Park Zoo. Programs will be held at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Stop by anytime and plan to spend about two hours. Opportunities to view bald eagles in the wild, with the assistance of volunteers and spotting scopes, will be available at the Lake Springfield Boathouse and Marina during event hours. All ages. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by January 17

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Be a great fur trader at the Busch Trading Post! Capture “furbearers”, barter with the post staff, and learn about why trapping is important to Missouri .

Register by January 17

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Be a great fur trader at the Busch Trading Post! Capture “furbearers”, barter with the post staff, and learn about why trapping is important to Missouri .

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.

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.

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 - 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 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.

Register by January 25

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

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Learn how to identify migrating waterfowl. There will be a brief classroom program followed by a trip to an area watershed. Binoculars, snacks, and transportation will be provided. Dress for the weather. Ages 12-17. Register online at mdc.mo.gov/SouthwestEvents or call 417-888-4237 for more information.

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.

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.

Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

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.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 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

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