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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: Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Come view Missouri, Naturally paintings in our lobby by artist Dave Carter, during the months of March and April.
Artist’s Statement
“Nature is a revelation of God; Art is a revelation of man”.
This Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote effectively describes the two paths my artwork has traversed these past few years. On the one hand I enjoy producing traditional paintings of land and seascapes, portraits, and wildlife—surface considerations of what is pleasant to the eye and comforting to the spirit. On the other
hand I am moved by a desire to produce larger, abstracted works of strident colors and bold design—efforts to tickle the eye and stimulate the soul with something unexpected.
The “job” of the visual artist is to react and respond to any and all aspects of existence as it appears materially, as it is experienced rationally/intuitively, and as it is discerned metaphysically. None of these very different approaches to depiction is superior to the others. As a culture, we need all of them to maintain a balance of familiar expectations, exploratory comprehension, and adventurous surprise.

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 8:00am to Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

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!

Discover Nature with Trail Tales this month on Broken Ridge Trail (to the right)!

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration requied (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.

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, April 26, 2019 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration requied (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other week. April 12 & 26.

Register by April 20

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the joys of shotgun shooting. We will discuss shotgun nomenclature, stance, dominant eye, mounting, moving the shotgun, and much more. You may use our shotguns or plan to use your own. Please make sure your shotgun is completely unloaded before arriving.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration. Free tree seedlings and a limited number of milkweed plants will be available for you to take home. For more information call (417)334-4865 ext 0.

Register by April 20

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

What's Popping Up In Spring?
Registration required (ages 18+).
Join us to learn about spring flowers you see in your yard or on your nature hike. We will be making a “spring up” greeting card. If available, bring a circle punch and crafting/scoring board.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) will be on site to offer a native plant sale. Grow Native! vendors will be on hand with a wide selection of native flowers, grasses, sedges, shrubs and trees for a variety of growing conditions. Vendors will contribute a percentage of plant sale proceeds to benefit MPF's prairie conservation in Missouri. Visit https://moprairie.org for participating vendors and information about preordering.

Register by April 20

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins March 16 (Ages 3–6)
Ringed, Spotted, and Tigers. Oh my! These are all
salamanders that can be found in Missouri. Join us as we investigate the secret lives of these slippery creatures.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
Many wild animals are born in the springtime. Come join us for crafts, activities, games, and guided hikes at 11 AM and 1 PM. Let’s learn more about wild animal babies in our own backyard.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Missouri is home to many wonderful plants and animals, some of which are endangered. We’ll learn about a few of these creatures and how we can help protect the places they live. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Missouri is home to many wonderful plants and animals, some of which are endangered. We’ll learn about a few of these creatures and how we can help protect the places they live. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6.

Register by April 20

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area

Learn the basics about identifying mushrooms with Dan Liles, President of the Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Mycological Society. The program will be followed by a search for mushrooms.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by April 20

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

What's Popping Up In Spring?
Registration required (ages 18+).
Join us to learn about spring flowers you see in your yard or on your nature hike. We will be making a “spring up” greeting card. If available, bring a circle punch and crafting/scoring board.

Register by April 19

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Come spend a beautiful spring afternoon hiking in Rockwoods Reservation. We should be able to see and identify many native wildflowers. You will also see how “Wise Use” over the past 81 years has transformed Rockwoods into a wonderful place.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come celebrate Earth Day with us as we focus on the amazing plants, animals, and habitats Missouri’s Southeast region has to offer. Walk the trail to answer trivia questions or to just enjoy a nice spring day. Stop by the classroom to make and take a fish-related craft. Enjoy a nature film in the auditorium or sit and watch the birds at our bird viewing area. There’s something for everyone at the nature center. Youth and adult groups welcome.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
They have moist skin; no claws and they lay eggs in the water. They’re Amphibians! Frogs, toads and salamanders display wonderful adaptations to living their lives both in and out of the water. Hop in and splash around as we uncover these cold-blooded critters.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Stop by to celebrate Earth Day with us as we focus on the amazing plants, animals, and habitats that Southwest Missouri has to offer. Walk the trail to answer trivia questions or just enjoy a nice spring day. Stop by the classroom make an Earth Day craft or head to the bird viewing area to relax. There’s something for everyone at the Nature Center. Youth and adult groups welcome. All ages.

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Livingston County Library

To register call the Livingston Co. Library at 660-646-0547.

For additional information call Conservation Educator, Adam Brandsgaard at 660-646-6122.

Register by April 23

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins March 16 (Ages 3–6)
Ringed, Spotted, and Tigers. Oh my! These are all
salamanders that can be found in Missouri. Join us as we investigate the secret lives of these slippery creatures.

Register by April 23

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Registration begins March 16 (Ages 3–6)
Ringed, Spotted, and Tigers. Oh my! These are all
salamanders that can be found in Missouri. Join us as we investigate the secret lives of these slippery creatures.

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