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Register by May 31

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (adults) Experience the health and wellness benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of experiencing the forest and its health benefits. Commonly know as "forest bathing," this health practice has been growing since the 1980's in Japan and more recently in the U.S. Forest bathing is the immersion into nature by slowing down and being mindful experiencing all of one's senses and the interconnection with natural environment. This relaxing walk around the Discovery Center grounds is approximately 2.5 hrs. and is being offered by Michael Beezhold, certified forest therapy guide. For more information on the practice visit https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org or read the recent article in the February 2019 Missouri Conservationist: Good Medicine from the Great Outdoors. This program will take place rain or shine so wear appropriate clothing, bring a cushion, mat or small tripod stool to sit on and water.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Macro invertebrates are tiny animals lacking a backbone, but large enough to see without a microscope. Aquatic macros like crayfish, snails, worms, dragonflies and other insects can tell us a lot about the quality of our local creeks and streams. Examine and identify these fascinating mighty macros through hands on discovery.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 1, 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, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-In (ages 8+) Catching a fish on a lure that you created adds a whole new dimension of fun to fishing. This program will give you the opportunity to tie your own jig to catch that next fish. Whether you are new to jig tying or experienced make plans to join the fun!

Date: Saturday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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, June 15, 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, June 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The Discovery Center is proud to have the art work of Dave Carter on display for the months of May and June. Dave's oil on canvas pieces portray the many species of native wildlife and plants in Missouri. Make plans to enjoy this amazing exhibit and meet Dave Carter in person.

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ladies ages 16+;ages 16-17 must be accompanied by an adult) Let's get outside for a fun-filled sunny summer night of outdoor skills adventure! Would you like to discover the fun in learning to use a spear-thrower, testing your archery skills, mastering the skill of fire starting and participating in other outdoor skill that will enhance your experiences in nature? Come join us for our third annual 'Ladies Night Out' at the Discovery Center!

Register by June 30

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required beginning June 1 (adults) Trees are one of the most important natural resources. Do you know the names of the trees in your yard? In your neighborhood? We'll take a hike around the Discovery Center's big backyard and meet some basic Missouri trees. After collecting leaves from our newfound friends, we'll head to the art studio to create some beautiful hand printed leafy t-shirts with a red, white and blue palette ready to wear for the holiday weekend!

Register by July 15

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required beginning June 1 (adults) Remember shooting a bow and arrow at summer camp as a kid? The comradery of shooting with friends and challenging each other to hit the bullseye? Bring your friends and relive the fun as you learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. There will be plenty of time for shooting and some fun games for those who want to challenge their friends.

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