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Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 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. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Winter is a great time to view raptors in Missouri. Learn about their unique hunting abilities and other adaptations that help make them top predators of the sky. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by February 20

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (babes under 36 months)
Nurture your child's attitude toward nature by being a great role model as we introduce you and your little one to a family friendly snake. We will shed some light on facts and myths about these slithery creatures to help you gain confidence and a deeper understanding. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+) Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by January 16

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required beginning January 2 (all ages)
In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical to make something delicious to eat out of liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap, and make syrup from native trees. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, March 30, 2018 - 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 snakes are fed every other week on Mar. 2, 16. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Did you know the world's fastest animal calls Kansas City home? Come learn about the amazing peregrine falcon and the Missouri Department of Conservation's efforts in restoring their population. Experience what goes on high in the sky with exclusive behind the scenes video clips of nature's sky speedsters. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 8

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 11+; youngsters must be accompanied by an adult participant)
Spring is here and the toms are strutting. That can only mean one thing to some people: spring turkey season is here! For more than 50 years, Missourians have enjoyed pursuing these large elusive birds. Join us as we explore the basics of turkey hunting, including locations, equipment, techniques and more. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 10

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 7-13)
Geocaching is a great way to combine technology and nature while looking for hidden items. Come out for an evening of fun as we grab our GPS units and head out to explore nature and find those treasures. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12-18)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
It is a good thing Missouri is home to the wily coyote. Coyotes are masters at adaptability. Come learn all about the role they play in nature and leave with a way to track them. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 6-8)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9-11)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (age 6-8)
Explore life at the top of the food chain with a bird's eye view of the world of raptors. We will soar through vulture culture, hawk talk, and owl prowls as we learn about the behaviors and adaptations of fascinating birds. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 13

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-5 with an adult)
It is a good thing Missouri is home to the wily coyote. Coyotes are masters at adaptability. Come learn all about the role they play in nature and leave with a way to track them. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 15

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required began February 1 (adults)
Beautify your landscape with some of Missouri's best natural resources - native plants! Learn how to save time, money and create wildlife habitat with educational sessions on native plants. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will be on site with native plants for sale for workshop participants before the public plant sale. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Green Thumb Gardens will be on site with native plants for sale while supplies last. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 17

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (adults)
Plants have been used as medicinals since ancient times. What did our ancestors know that we have almost forgotten today? Let's get back to our roots, so to speak as we discover the lore and the medicinal value of these common native or naturalized plants. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 20

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 0-36 months)
The pine forest is a magical place to romp and discover nature with your little one. From the sweet smells to the softly muted sounds, you and your child will delight in these unique outdoor sensations. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 22

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (families)
Can you imagine a world without butterflies? Although monarchs are getting all the press, many butterfly populations are in decline. Watching these flying jewels flitter and float helps to calm the mind and warms the heart. Please join us to learn about Missouri butterflies and how you can help them. Each family will take home a native wildflower plant and seed packet. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+)
Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by March 30

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (families)
Spring is recognized by warmer weather, spring flowers and baby wild animals. Join us as we learn more about baby wildlife and how they are not as helpless as you might think. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
With spring weather, plants begin to flower, and snakes begin to slither. Native snakes play a major role in Missouri's pest control. Come on in and learn how to identify our native snakes and discover their special adaptations. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov

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