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Register by March 14

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn more about Missouri mammals with this month’s Pine Needlers quilt block featuring the bobcat. Sharing its short black-tipped tail and ear tufts with the northern lynx, this solitary nocturnal hunter feeds on small mammals and birds and fills an important role in the health of the ecosystem. Pine Needlers is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class limit of 15. Reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by March 17

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: MDC Central Regional Office

This Pond Workshop is free and beneficial to any landowner who is building or managing a pond.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stone Shelter

Little Acorns: Spring Flowers
(Ages 3–6)
Reservations begin March 1
Join us for story hour as we lead little ones on a journey to discover nature through literature, nature-based learning, and outdoor fun!! This program will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Meet at the Stone Shelter within Tower Grove Park.

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stone Shelter

Little Acorns: Spring Flowers
(Ages 3–6)
Reservations begin March 1
Join us for story hour as we lead little ones on a journey to discover nature through literature, nature-based learning, and outdoor fun!! This program will be canceled in the case of inclement weather. Meet at the Stone Shelter within Tower Grove Park.

Register by March 18

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Mark Twain National Forest Office

Drinks and snacks will be provided
To register contact Devin Wood
573-996-7116 ext. 3
devin.wood@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 19

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

You decided you want to shoot archery or hunt this year, what next? We will help you with what you need to know when purchasing a bow. After the purchase, we will show you how to care for your new bow.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Families interested in learning how to shoot .22 handguns are invited to participate in an instructor led, live fire session learning safety and the proper techniques of shooting .22 rim fire handguns. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided.

Register by March 21

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Now is the time to start saving money while having fun reloading your own ammunition for hunting or target shooting. Join us for this basic course about reloading rifle, pistol, and shotgun shell ammunition because you will have great satisfaction breaking targets or shooting bull’s-eyes using your own manufactured rounds. We will cover all aspects of reloading from brass care and preparation to bullet and primer selection and much more.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Does that baby animal need help? Join us as we continue learning about animal moms and their babies. This month special guests from Wild Souls Rehab & Rescue share some tips on determining if that baby animal requires “rescuing” or not.

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Missouri River Bird Observatory staff and Burr Oak Woods partner in an on-going project to identify and track the birds that come to our feeders each winter. From the resident chickadees and cardinals to the migrating juncos and sparrows, we capture, apply colored bands, and release these fascinating creatures. Once banded and recorded, you will be able to track individual birds through this and future seasons. This program is weather permitting.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 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 22

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program teaches the fundamentals of shotgun shooting including types, safety, fit, stance, and shooting techniques. We will start in the classroom then move to the field for some live-fire.

Register by March 23

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (adults)
As you prepare for foraging in nature for those delicate spring wildflowers and early greens, discover tips to build your plant identification skills.

Register by March 23

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will teach the fundamentals of archery, including equipment, safety, stance, and shooting techniques. We will begin in the Education Center and then we will move to the static archery range. All equipment will be provided.

Register by March 23

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Shotgun Patterning for Turkey Hunting
March 24 • Tuesday • 6pm-8pm
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin March 10
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 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Learning about nature from a young age is good for kids and for the environment. Every month, join Rockwoods naturalists for an outdoor adventure with your little one. The entire class is presented outside, so please dress for the weather. Siblings are welcome, but please note this class is designed for ages 3–6.

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12-18)
It’s an eat or be eaten world out there and everything in nature has a job to do. We will investigate how all things living are a part of nature’s dynamic food web. Plus, we will learn about our role and how our actions effect the cycles of life.

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8)
It’s an eat or be eaten world out there and everything in nature has a job to do. We will investigate how all things living are a part of nature’s dynamic food web. Plus, we will learn about our role and how our actions effect the cycles of life.

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11)
It’s an eat or be eaten world out there and everything in nature has a job to do. We will investigate how all things living are a part of nature’s dynamic food web. Plus, we will learn about our role and how our actions effect the cycles of life.

Register by March 25

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stone Shelter

(Ages 7 & up)
Reservations begin March 1
Who is a predator and who is a prey? Explore the relationships between different consumers and learn what makes them behave in this way. Participate in an animal skull activity and follow a scent trail in this fun program! Meet at the Stone Shelter within Tower Grove Park.

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Spring is the busiest baby season for wildlife! Throughout the year, when we look outside, we may see critters here and there, but right now animals seem to be everywhere! Let’s meet a few!

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11)
It’s an eat or be eaten world out there and everything in nature has a job to do. We will investigate how all things living are a part of nature’s dynamic food web. Plus, we will learn about our role and how our actions effect the cycles of life.

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 3-5 with an adult)
Spring is the busiest baby season for wildlife! Throughout the year, when we look outside, we may see critters here and there, but right now animals seem to be everywhere! Let’s meet a few!

Register by March 24

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8)
It’s an eat or be eaten world out there and everything in nature has a job to do. We will investigate how all things living are a part of nature’s dynamic food web. Plus, we will learn about our role and how our actions effect the cycles of life.

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