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Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

The black bear population is growing in the Ozarks. Join us as we learn about these amazing animals. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngster only (ages 3–5 with an adult)
Hey, where did all these black and orange butterflies come from? Where are they going? Monarchs are one of Missouri’s prettiest insects; but did you know this famous migrant is born without wings? Discover the amazing life cycle of the monarch butterfly.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12–18)
What animals live at Burr Oak Woods? Join us as we go sleuthing to solve this riddle by looking for evidence that animals leave behind. Who knows, the answer could even show us how animals interact with each other and even us! Dress to be outside for a portion of the program.

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Fluttering in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Trees provide food and shelter for many kinds of wildlife, but that's not all they do. Bring your tots and find out why trees are so terrific.

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

The black bear population is growing in the Ozarks. Join us as we learn about these amazing animals. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9–11)
What animals live at Burr Oak Woods? Join us as we go sleuthing to solve this riddle by looking for evidence that animals leave behind. Who knows, the answer could even show us how animals interact with each other and even us! Dress to be outside for a portion of the program.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngster only (ages 3–5 with an adult)
Hey, where did all these black and orange butterflies come from? Where are they going? Monarchs are one of Missouri’s prettiest insects; but did you know this famous migrant is born without wings? Discover the amazing life cycle of the monarch butterfly.

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Help us monitor the health of a local stream by conducting a Stream Team survey. Get an up-close look at some of the cool creatures that call stream ecosystems home. We will be wading so please wear clothing and closed-toed shoes that can get wet.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6–8)
What animals live at Burr Oak Woods? Join us as we go sleuthing to solve this riddle by looking for evidence that animals leave behind. Who knows, the answer could even show us how animals interact with each other and even us! Dress to be outside for a portion of the program.

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Brookfield City Lake

Free for Everyone
All Equipment Provided
Receive a $25 Bass Pro Gift Card Upon Completion of Lessons 1-4
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Waste not, want not! Reusing items we already have saves our natural habitat. We will learn how to take an old feed bag and make it into a jazzy tote bag. Machine sewing skills necessary. Please bring your own machine if you have one.

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Binder Lake Boat Ramp

Kayaking: Sept. 25th at the Binder Lake Boat Ramp in Jefferson City
Join us for an evening on the water for a basic kayaking program. Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to the water for paddling instruction and practice. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required.

For questions please contact Rhys McCracken at Rhys.McCracken@mdc.mo.gov

Register by September 25

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Reservations begin Sept 1

(All Ages)
Spend the morning discovering different kinds of trees! We will use different “clues” to figure which tree is which. Afterwards, we will make murals out of the clues we find.

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Delve into a local stream and discover the cool creatures that call it home. We will be wading so please wear clothing and closed-toed shoes that can get wet.

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Delve into a local stream and discover the cool creatures that call it home. We will be wading so please wear clothing and closed-toed shoes that can get wet.

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Brookfield City Lake

Free for Everyone
All Equipment Provided
Receive a $25 Bass Pro Gift Card Upon Completion of Lessons 1-4
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Where do monarchs migrate? How do they get there? Help us answer these questions as we study and tag monarchs on their southward migration.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Krug Park Amphitheater

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Flutter in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Register by September 25

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods W. Robert Aylward Education Pond

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 or 4.

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Get ready for your next camping adventure by learning how to set up a tent, safely build a fire, and other important camping skills. Ages 7-12.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join Fisheries Management Biologist Travis Moore to learn about Missouri's longest-lived fish species. This presentations will include information on their interesting life history, what the Department is doing to restore their species, and what the future holds for lake sturgeon in Missouri.

Register by September 27

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This month we will be discussing Coyote America by Dan Flores. Despite the many ill-informed efforts to annihilate coyotes, they haven’t just survived, they’ve thrived. Found throughout the St. Louis region, and across the continent, these mammals have a fascinating natural and supernatural history.

Register by September 24

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00pm

Location: MDC Discovery Room Missouri State Fairgrounds

Registration required by contacting Cory Gregg rather than online:
cory.gregg@mdc.mo.gov or 573-796-0286 ext. 4285

This training is geared towards the ‘do-it-yourself’ landowners interested in managing their woodlots via forest thinning, harvesting, and wildlife habitat improvement projects that require the use of a chainsaw. MDC recognizes the safety hazards that are associated with chainsaw use, and work to ensure the well-being of landowner cooperators who are improving Missouri’s forest, fish, and wildlife resources.

Instructor Joe Glenn is nationally known in the field of chainsaw training and competition. He uses the world-recognized “Safety and Woods Worker” (SAWW) training program, which utilizes combined learning environments of the classroom, workshop, and the field, to educate participants in the safest and most efficient techniques for maintaining and operating a chainsaw.

The training will place special emphasis on protective equipment, proper saw maintenance, proper sharpening techniques, safe felling techniques for a variety of circumstances as well as bucking and limbing hazards.

Required participant materials include: Properly operating chainsaw, chainsaw chaps, leather boots, leather gloves, hearing protection, and eye protection.

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