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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 25

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

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

It's a zoo in the goo of our nature center ponds! Hop in to learn more about our singing amphibian friends and look at their fascinating life cycle.

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 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 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 - 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 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by March 26

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Show off your artist skills and learn about the plants and animals that call Runge home. We will be drawing and labeling the living creatures and plants on the nature center property using sidewalk chalk. Artists and naturalists of ALL skill levels are invited to attend.
**Registration required
(All ages welcome)

Register by March 26

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Have you tied flies before and want to take the next step? This program is for intermediate tyers. We will explore new materials, techniques, and patterns.
**Registration required (ages 12+)

Register by March 27

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us as we learn more about our karst topography, natural bridges, and the caves beneath our feet. We will be guided by MO State Parks interpreter Roxie Campbell for an exploration of Rockbridge State Park and Connor's Cave. Dress for the weather, bring a snack and water bottle. This program will be moderate to high exertion with stairs and uneven ground.
*Registration required (all ages)

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other week.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: UCM Shooting Range

Activities will include Shotgun Patterning, Crossbow, Hunting Techniques , and Fishing. Participants in the clinic are also eligible to participate in a mentored hunt during youth weekend ( limited availability) Registering for the clinic does not automatically register you for the hunt! After registering for the clinic contact Scott Brandt @ 660-238-2994 to check availability and register for the Hunt.

Register by March 26

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Whether you are an experienced turkey hunter or just starting, this class has information that is invaluable to all. We will discuss scouting techniques, setting up your site, how to place decoys, calling turkeys in, shot placement, and so much more. Come join this informative, fun class.

Register by March 23

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Location: Cuivre River State Park

This workshop will include a 3 hour classroom session on prescribed fire methods, equipment, safety, and planning considerations. Weather permitting, a demonstration burn will be conducted afterwards. Lunch will be provided. Come prepared to participate on the burn. Attendees should bring field clothing (cotton or wool; no synthetics), leather boots and gloves, to wear for the demonstration burn. For more information, contact MDC Private Land Conservationist Jeff Esely (636-528-4877 x3).

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Who needs a motor? Kayaks offer a peaceful, relaxing way to fish small lakes. Learn how to paddle a kayak, and the finer points of fishing from one. Kayaks will be provided, and fishing rods and other tackle can be if desired. All participants are required to show proof of a current fishing permit. During this program we will practice catch and release fishing only. Meet at the nature center and bring weather appropriate clothing, water bottle, and a sack lunch.

Register by March 25

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Enjoy the accomplishment of making things for your home and decorating with all things rustic?
Join Twin Pines volunteer, Linda Strauch and make a stool using common Ozark caning and weaving techniques. With the materials provided, you will not only have a unique piece but a practical one. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 10. Reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Celebrate spring by learning about our bluebird of happiness! These pretty little birds are very busy this time of year raising a family. Through interactive play we will discover what it takes to be a bluebird parent.

Register by March 27

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Ages 18 and up
Naturally resilient Missouri native plants are great for home landscaping. They solve common gardening problems and attract a variety of wildlife. Many of them are extremely important to ensure pollinators, like the Monarch Butterfly, survive. Come and learn about what natives might work best in your gardens. We’ll even get you started with some native seedlings to take home with you, just in time for spring planting.

Register by March 26

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Southwest Regional Office

Learn about simple techniques for developing a native garden in your yard. Handouts will be provided.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

What is that noise in the leaves? Could it be a snake? Learn why snakes make great neighbors. There will be opportunities to see and touch live snakes, including our famous two-headed snake Tiger-Lily!

Register by March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Celebrate spring by learning about our bluebird of happiness! These pretty little birds are very busy this time of year raising a family. Through interactive play we will discover what it takes to be a bluebird parent.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 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.

Register by March 26

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for each attending (all ages)
Butterflies are important and amazing creatures in the web of life. Enjoy an indoor obstacle course and craft as you learn about a butterflies’ life cycle and the cool species that call Missouri home. First 12 families that arrive for each session will receive a free live plant.

Register by March 27

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Naturally resilient Missouri native plants are great for home landscaping, 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.

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