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Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Powder Valley Photo Contest
Powder Valley wants to see what our visitors love about discovering nature! This photo contest is for amateur photographers (all ages). It is free and open to all visitors of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Emmenegger Nature Park & Possum Woods, and Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area. Deadline for all entries will be November 1, 2019. Winners will be announced in a Missouri Department of Conservation press release and displayed at Powder Valley in February 2020. For more details and an entry form, please contact Shelly Colatskie at shelly.colatskie@mdc.mo.gov , 314-301-1506 ex 4222 or stop by and pick one up at the front desk.

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

No reservations required
Trail Tales features a children’s book along the trail. Read, move, and play as you visit and engage in suggested activities at each stop. Both children and adults will love to play in nature this way! Check it out on Broken Ridge Trail.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

October Hallway Exhibit: Kyran Leeker
Kyran Leeker is a self-taught amateur naturalist who researches and photographs wildlife as a hobby. She has a particular passion for reptiles and amphibians but also studies and photographs birds, mammals, fish, insects, and arachnids. Over the course of four years, she has photographed approximately 1,000 species in Missouri. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, but she is currently engrossed in studying wildlife and strives to educate others on native biodiversity. Kyran hopes that visitors to the exhibit will be enticed by the photographs and gain an appreciation for the role that each species plays in our ecosystem.

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 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 amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Some people might be scared of these web-making arachnids, but they’re not that spooky! We’ll talk about what spiders to keep an eye out for and learn why they’re good to have around.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

No Registration required. (Ages 3 – 6)

Do bats want to fly in your hair? Why do they hang upside down? Bring your little ones to learn answers to these questions and more and make a bat mask to take home. Please, no organized groups.

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

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

Register by October 14

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program is for youth that have not duck hunted before and want to learn how to. The clinic is mandatory and will focus on safety, duck habitat and migration, decoys, clothing, firearms etc. The hunt will be held on Sunday, October 27. Youth must be hunter education certified by the time of the hunt.

Register by October 14

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program is for youth that have not duck hunted before and want to learn how to. The clinic is mandatory and will focus on safety, duck habitat and migration, decoys, clothing, firearms etc. The hunt will be on Saturday, October 26. Youth must be hunter education certified by the time of the hunt.

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ ages).
Van Meter State Park, Saline County
Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate with some hills
Length: 5 miles

Register by October 15

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (babes under 36 months)
Don’t miss the fun! Hike out with your little one to the Bethany Falls Trail, voted #1 in Kansas City! “Falls” refer to the unique limestone boulders that we will explore. We’ll stop to play and take pictures. Meet at the nature center. Dress to be outside. You will hike a ½ mile hike across the Prairie Connector Trail (all-terrain strollers are recommended).

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Swoop in to discover more about the only flying mammal in the world, BATS! We will go batty as we learn how bats are awesome echolocators, important insect eaters, and captivating cave-dwellers!

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Autumn leaves have some of the most spectacular colors! It is hard to think they could be any prettier. We are going to add just a little bit of paint to make them even more beautiful. We will learn about why fall leaves are so colorful then pick up a paint brush and add some of our own color to some pressed leaves.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join this volunteer-led activity and explore bats through stories and crafts. Activities are geared for ages 3-6, but siblings are welcome.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

How did the Ohio buckeye butterfly get its name? Find out this and other interesting facts about the 10th block in the series, Flying Jewels. All quilters and nature lovers alike are welcome to join us.

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

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

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

How did the Ohio buckeye butterfly get its name? Find out this and other interesting facts about the 10th block in the series, Flying Jewels. All quilters and nature lovers alike are welcome to join us.

Register by October 16

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

October 17 · Thursday · 6–9 PM
Registration required (ages 11+)
With literally thousands of options, it can sometimes be difficult to choose the right scope for you. In this seminar we will talk about how to go about selecting the right optic, options for mounting it and how to mount it. Then we’ll discuss how to bore sight and zero your new scope.

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Join Outdoor Skills Specialist Greg Collier as he shares his knowledge on whitetail deer hunting. Learn the basics of deer hunting in Missouri. Topics will include equipment, permits and regulations, hunting methods, scouting, stand placement, firearm selection, shot placement, safety, and what to do with your harvest. Ages 10-adult.

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages).
Learn about the life cycles and ecological roles of slime molds with Missouri Master Naturalist and photographer, Mark Bower, and view some of his fascinating photos of slime mold specimens.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6 and up) If you walk outdoors near woods or trees, the mammals you are most likely to see are squirrels. In spite of the playfulness that makes them fun to watch, squirrels face the same challenges in their lives as any other kind of wildlife. Learn more about these lively little mammals as we celebrate their lives with activities and crafts. Please dress for the weather because if possible we will go outside to look for squirrels.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration Required (ages 10+ years)
Archery has evolved through the ages. Come join us for an old and new style, the crossbow. We will learn the basics of how to use this effective hunting tool and learn how to have fun while shooting safely. This outdoor program is NOT ADA accessible.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Tower Grove Park

Terror at Tower Grove
October 18 • Friday • 4:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
(All ages)
MDC will be joining Terror at Tower Grove this year for their 4th annual spook-tacular event! The FREE, family-friendly festival is open to the public and features music, food trucks, candy, arts and crafts, games and a mystery movie. Bring your little ghouls and goblins for a ghostly good time!
For more info
https://www.facebook.com/events/1419909134850257/
or
https://www.towergrovepark.org/terror

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 10+ years).
Archery has evolved through the ages. Come join us for an old and new style, the crossbow. We will learn the basics of how to use this effective hunting tool and learn how to have fun while shooting safely. This program is NOT ADA accessible.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) HOWLoween is back and we want you to join the fun! Discovering nature's creepy creatures is just part of the nighttime fun. Take a hike on the Wild Side Walk to get up close with some of Missouri's nocturnal wildlife. Kids will have a howling good time exploring nature stations like Track or Treat, The Bone Yard, The Bat Cave and much more. It will be a howling fun, free and unforgettable event for the entire family.

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