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Register by December 12

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Who’s that hooting it up each December evening?? Owls, that’s who. You will learn what makes them such effective night time hunters and why they hoot so much this time of year. Then we will go outside and see if we can entice any owls to fly in and talk to us. Be prepared to spend the second part of the class outside.

Register by December 13

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Experience the sounds of the night during a moderate hike at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. We will hike the Busch Hiking/Biking Trail which is approximately 3 ½ miles in length. We may hear coyotes howling, and hear 2 or 3 species of owls calling their mates.

Register by December 18

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Did you know that Missouri has 14 million acres of forest land containing thousands of trees? Learn more about trees and their uses not only to humans, but to animals as well. Discover one of those uses, first-hand, by completing a craft project to take home or give as a gift.

Register by December 20

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Did you know Missouri has bears? Join us as we discover what these large omnivores are all about and finish up with a small painting. We will be using acrylic paint so please come dressed in clothes that can be ruined.

Register by January 3

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Break out of your cabin fever and discover a winter wildlife haven, Dresser Island! We will hike 6.5 miles (with an option for 3.5 miles) along the Mississippi River in search of a variety of wildlife including eagles, pelicans, waterfowl, muskrats, deer, and many others.

********Participants meet at: Dresser Island Conservation Area
Parking lot off of Highway 94 near West Alton, MO*******

Register by January 9

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Who’s that hooting it up each January evening?? Owls, that’s who. You will learn what makes them such effective night time hunters and why they hoot so much this time of year. A portion of the program will be outside so please come dressed for the weather.

Register by January 13

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Enjoy a fun night out with friends, or significant other as we combine art with nature. We will celebrate our national symbol with a painting and information about one of our most well-known raptors. This class is for all experience levels. Drinks and food are not available for purchase, but you may bring your own snacks and beverages.

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 February 14

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Break out of your cabin fever! Discover Dresser Island, a winter wildlife haven. We will hike 6.5 miles (with an option for 3.5 miles) along the Mississippi River in search of a variety of wildlife including eagles, pelicans, waterfowl, muskrats, deer, and many others.

*******Participants meet at: Dresser Island Conservation Area
Parking lot off of Highway 94 near West Alton, MO******

Register by February 13

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Have you ever wondered what animals do in the winter? Join us as we explore what different animals do to survive the cold snowy days and finish up with a craft made by your own pintsized Picasso. We will be using acrylic paint so please come dressed in clothes that can be ruined.

Register by March 6

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

This workshop will include a 3 hour classroom session on prescribed fire methods, equipment, safety, and planning considerations. A follow-up demonstration burn is tentatively scheduled for March 28th. Details for the demo burn will be provided on March 10th. For more information, contact MDC Private Land Conservationist Jeff Esely (636-528-4877 x3).

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