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NOTICE: In-Person Events Limited Due to COVID

In-person MDC events and programs at our nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state are limited due to COVID-19 considerations. MDC is offering new online programs that allow people to attend virtually. Please check our class listings to see what classes are limited, in-person classes or virtual classes.

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Register by December 4

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (all ages)
Late fall and early winter are times for reflection in the garden. As frost settles on the landscape and plants go dormant for the winter, conscious clean-up can begin. Many of our native species overwinter in leaf litter, stems and underground. What you leave and how you leave it greatly impacts the diversity of flora and fauna alike in the spring. Join our native landscape specialists to see how they handle cutting, clean-up, brush piles and more

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 9+)
Are you interested in becoming part of the growing world of Citizen Science but aren't sure how to get started? Join us for our next Citizen Science Saturday! Let's start by reviewing how to use iNaturalist and learn about eBird! We will blend technology and our natural habitats to learn how to record encounters with wildlife, connect to specialists in the science world and help gather wildlife data for one of the area winter bird counts. iPhones, iPads, Android phones or tablets are recommended.

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 9+)
Are you interested in becoming part of the growing world of Citizen Science but aren't sure how to get started? Join us for our next Citizen Science Saturday! Let's start by reviewing how to use iNaturalist and learn about eBird! We will blend technology and our natural habitats to learn how to record encounters with wildlife, connect to specialists in the science world and help gather wildlife data for one of the area winter bird counts. iPhones, iPads, Android phones or tablets are recommended.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (all ages)
Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then join us for one of the Discovery Center's favorite holiday traditions. Discover how to decorate using native plants and trees. Fashion a festive holiday swag or wreath to hang using red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seed pods, game bird feathers and your imagination.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (all ages)
Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then join us for one of the Discovery Center's favorite holiday traditions. Discover how to decorate using native plants and trees. Fashion a festive holiday swag or wreath to hang using red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seed pods, game bird feathers and your imagination.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (all ages)
Thinking of making the holidays a little greener this season? Then join us for one of the Discovery Center's favorite holiday traditions. Discover how to decorate using native plants and trees. Fashion a festive holiday swag or wreath to hang using red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries, seed pods, game bird feathers and your imagination.

Register by December 16

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 9+)
Catching a fish on a jig or fly that you created is a very satisfying experience. Discover the process to make jigs and flies that will catch lots of fish. This hands-on class is for beginner to intermediate experience levels. All materials will be provided and participants will take home the lures they create.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 9+)
Catching a fish on a jig or fly that you created is a very satisfying experience. Discover the process to make jigs and flies that will catch lots of fish. This hands-on class is for beginner to intermediate experience levels. All materials will be provided and participants will take home the lures they create.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 9+)
Catching a fish on a jig or fly that you created is a very satisfying experience. Discover the process to make jigs and flies that will catch lots of fish. This hands-on class is for beginner to intermediate experience levels. All materials will be provided and participants will take home the lures they create.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 9+)
Catching a fish on a jig or fly that you created is a very satisfying experience. Discover the process to make jigs and flies that will catch lots of fish. This hands-on class is for beginner to intermediate experience levels. All materials will be provided and participants will take home the lures they create.

Register by December 26

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (adults)
Learn how to light up a dreary winter night with a homemade ice globe. We will use various molds like buckets and balloons combined with natural objects like leaves and pinecones to create beautiful winter luminaries to brighten the night time winter landscape.

Register by December 26

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (adults)
Learn how to light up a dreary winter night with a homemade ice globe. We will use various molds like buckets and balloons combined with natural objects like leaves and pinecones to create beautiful winter luminaries to brighten the night time winter landscape.

Register by December 26

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (adults)
Learn how to light up a dreary winter night with a homemade ice globe. We will use various molds like buckets and balloons combined with natural objects like leaves and pinecones to create beautiful winter luminaries to brighten the night time winter landscape.

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