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Register by March 16

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Try your hand at the ancient art of origami. We will continue our celebration of the “Year of Fish” by folding an origami fish and fishbowl. All supplies will be provided.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Be right on target! Try your hand at archery and experience a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. All archery equipment will be provided. Adult supervision is required for ages 9-17.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required Walk-in (public)
Beautify your landscape with some of Missouri’s best natural resources, native plants! Missouri Wildflower Nursery and Green Thumb Nursery will be on site with native plant for sale while supplies last.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by March 15

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Naturally resilient Missouri native plants are great for home landscaping. They solve common gardening problems and attract a variety of wildlife. Come and learn about what natives might work best in your gardens. We’ll even get you started with some seedlings to take home in time for spring planting.

Register by March 15

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

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.

Register by March 19

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Trot on over to the nature center and find out about the opossum! Where do opossums live? What do they do with their tails? What makes them so special? Find out the answers to these questions as well as many others!

Register by March 19

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (Ages 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!

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 23, 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.

Register by March 19

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Trot on over to the nature center and find out about the opossum! Where do opossums live? What do they do with their tails? What makes them so special? Find out the answers to these questions as well as many others!

Register by March 15

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

A $20.00 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS AND REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNLESS WE RECEIVE THE DEPOSIT WITHIN ONE WEEK OF REGISTRATION.
Registration required beginning February 1 (adults) The paddlefish a.k.a. "spoonbill" is one of the most unusual and delicious fish that swim the waters of Missouri. Learn about their peculiar habits and the efforts to conserve their populations as well as learn how to clean them to make the best use of their firm, boneless meat. Chef Kara Anderson of "The Sundry" and chef Brent Gunnels of "Cult of Pi" will prepare dishes and serve small plate samples of paddlefish meat prepared in unique and delicious ways. Registration is not complete unless we receive your $20.00 refundable deposit within one week of registration.
Deposit should be made out to MISSOURI CONSERVATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION. Please deliver it to the Discovery Center at 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64110. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor confirming your reservation within two working days of receiving your deposit.

Register by March 19

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Help solve the puzzle of why animals become endangered. Learn about the role people play in this problem, and what you can do to help before it’s too late. Please only one adult per group of kids and no younger siblings. Ages 7-12.

Register by March 20

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ ages).
Mark Twain National Forest, Cole Creek trail, Gasconade County
Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 5 miles

Register by March 20

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

There are few experiences that compare to the tug of a fish on your line! Join us for an all-day fishing experience at Bennett Springs State Park. We will be fishing for trout in the cold waters. You can ride with us or drive separately. All equipment will be provided, or you may bring your own. You must provide your own lunch, drinks, and snacks. Registration is open to ages 10+. Ages 10-12 require a parent or adult mentor to register and accompany the child. Ages 13-17 will not require a parent or mentor to accompany them but need to return a permission slip that can be picked up at the nature center. Ages 16+ will need a fishing license and everyone will need to purchase a daily trout permit at Bennett Springs.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Budding Photographers
March 20 • Wednesday • 9:00 –10:30 a.m.
(Ages 8 and up)
Reservations begin March 1
Spring has sprung and Mother Nature is gearing up to put on her springtime show. Grab your cameras and capture all the spectacular sites! This program takes place indoors and outside, so come dressed for the weather.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (age 12-18)
Digging, tunneling, crawling and sliding are all good ways to get around if you live underground. Find out who is living under your feet and how they have uniquely adapted to their subterranean life. Dress to be outside for this program.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (age 9-11)
Digging, tunneling, crawling and sliding are all good ways to get around if you live underground. Find out who is living under your feet and how they have uniquely adapted to their subterranean life. Dress to be outside for this program.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Winter is coming to an end; the weather is getting warmer and nature seems brand new. From baby critters to budding trees, March is a month of transition for Missouri’s creatures and plants big and small. Come on in! Let’s go spring peepin’! Dress to be outside, weather permitting a portion of the program will be outside.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Missouri toads are colorful, harmless, vocal, and valuable. We’ll have fun learning about these “toad”-ally cool creatures. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Babes in the Woods – Trees
March 20 • Wednesday • 10–11 a.m.
(Ages 0-3)
Reservations begin March 1.
It’s never too early to learn about the world around you. Every month, infants and toddlers will learn about different nature related topics. We will be outside for part of the class so please dress for the weather.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8)
Digging, tunneling, crawling and sliding are all good ways to get around if you live underground. Find out who is living under your feet and how they have uniquely adapted to their subterranean life. Dress to be outside for this program.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Missouri toads are colorful, harmless, vocal, and valuable. We’ll have fun learning about these “toad”-ally cool creatures. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Winter is coming to an end; the weather is getting warmer and nature seems brand new. From baby critters to budding trees, March is a month of transition for Missouri’s creatures and plants big and small. Come on in! Let’s go spring peepin’! Dress to be outside, weather permitting a portion of the program will be outside.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (age 6-8)
Digging, tunneling, crawling and sliding are all good ways to get around if you live underground. Find out who is living under your feet and how they have uniquely adapted to their subterranean life. Dress to be outside for this program.

Register by March 19

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (age 9-11)
Digging, tunneling, crawling and sliding are all good ways to get around if you live underground. Find out who is living under your feet and how they have uniquely adapted to their subterranean life. Dress to be outside for this program.

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