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Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) About a third of adult humans are ophidiophobia, fearful of snakes. Spring is near and there's little to fear as snakes will be emerging from winter hibernation. Get to know the common snakes of the Kansas City area. We will have several live snakes on display. Make a snake skin solar print.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 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, March 2, 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, March 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Date: Saturday, March 2, 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.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The state bird of Missouri is often associate with cheerfulness! Some say it's song sounds like "Cheer Cheerful Charmer." Perhaps that is why the Eastern bluebird is commonly thought of as a symbol of happiness. Join us at the Discovery Center as we learn to identify, foster and monitor Missouri's beautiful state bird!

Date: Saturday, March 16, 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.

Register by March 13

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required beginning February 1 (ages 10+) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri. They usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register for this session and your will build a bluebird house of your own! Please register only those planning to build a bluebird house. Children must be ages 10+ to register and must be accompanied by an adult. We request a one adult to every four registered children ratio. If you have any questions about registration, please call 816-759-7300.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 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.

Register by March 13

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required beginning February 1 (ages 10+) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri. They usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register for this session and your will build a bluebird house of your own! Please register only those planning to build a bluebird house. Children must be ages 10+ to register and must be accompanied by an adult. We request a one adult to every four registered children ratio. If you have any questions about registration, please call 816-759-7300.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 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 March 15

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

A $20.00 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS AND REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNLESS WE RECEIVE THE DEPOSIT WITHIN ONE WEEK OF REGISTRATION.
Registration required beginning February 1 (adults) The paddlefish a.k.a. "spoonbill" is one of the most unusual and delicious fish that swim the waters of Missouri. Learn about their peculiar habits and the efforts to conserve their populations as well as learn how to clean them to make the best use of their firm, boneless meat. Chef Kara Anderson of "The Sundry" and chef Brent Gunnels of "Cult of Pi" will prepare dishes and serve small plate samples of paddlefish meat prepared in unique and delicious ways. Registration is not complete unless we receive your $20.00 refundable deposit within one week of registration.
Deposit should be made out to MISSOURI CONSERVATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION. Please deliver it to the Discovery Center at 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64110. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor confirming your reservation within two working days of receiving your deposit.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Join us for a celebration of nature as seen through the eyes of area students. View student artwork portraying nature in their different neighborhoods, talk with some of the artists then stick around for the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Register by April 4

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Brittany Martinez, Missouri Mycological Society
Puffball, stinkhorn, chanterelle, hen of the woods, morel: so many mushrooms and so little time! Brittany will introduce you to some of the fascinating fungi of Missouri.

Date: Saturday, April 6, 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 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Cluck, Purr, GOBBLE! The wild turkey is our largest native bird and the sounds of tom turkeys gobbling is a sure sign of spring. Join us as we learn about the history of turkey populations in Missouri and the work that has been done to restore their populations. Bring your turkey calls and learn how to use them with some expert callers. Learn about hunting methods and safety precautions that will help you in the turkey woods. Children can make some turkey art using real turkey feathers.

Date: Saturday, April 6, 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 6, 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 18

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Stephen VanRhein, Community Conservationist, Missouri Department of Conservation
Weeds are not enjoyed by gardeners. We will discuss several alternatives to weed barriers besides the traditional mulch and discuss the pros and cons of each. There will be an opportunity to purchase native plants from the MO Prairie Foundation’s Plant sale between the lecture and work sessions.

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

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Join us for a day of learning about the wide variety of native plants that can suit your landscaping needs. You will learn about and make a "seed ball" to get an easy head start on planting native seeds of grasses and flowers. You can also learn about native trees and how they can add long-lasting value and beauty to your landscape. We will be giving away free native plant and tree seedlings for you to take home and plant. We will offer guided landscape tours along with opportunities to ask experts for advice on how to improve your landscape with native plants. There will activities for the whole family!

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.

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 - 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 May 2

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Joe DeBold, Urban Wildlife Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation
Kansas City is home to many animals, but none faster than the peregrine falcon. Reintroduced in Kansas City in 1991, these birds can now be found nesting downtown, on the Plaza and even at the casinos. Learn more about these predators and how you can get a bird’s eye view of baby falcons.

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