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Register by November 1

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:30pm

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, 2018. Winners will be announced in the Conservation Connections Newsletter and displayed at Powder Valley in February 2019. 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, July 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Groups of ten or more please call (314) 301-1500 to reserve a place for your group.
Participants will visit the different stations at their own pace. Indoor and outdoor activities are available.
After a morning of fun, cool off from the summer heat while enjoying a nature film at 1pm.

Register by July 27

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This month we will be discussing The Forest Unseen, A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell about the secret world hidden in a single square meter of old-growth forest.

Date: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Groups of ten or more please call (314) 301-1500 to reserve a place for your group.
Participants will visit the different stations at their own pace. Indoor and outdoor activities are available.
After a morning of fun, cool off from the summer heat while enjoying a nature film!

Register by July 31

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6 and up) Ladybugs are familiar and fun, and we love them because both larval and adult ladybugs eat aphids (tiny insects that that are harmful to plants). Come help us celebrate these lovable little predators with interactive discussion, activities and crafts. Note: We will be using acrylic paint.

Register by August 4

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Come to Powder Valley and experience the age-old tradition of Dutch oven cooking. Together we will create a few different recipes and then sample them. Please bring a camp chair and meet at the nature center building.

Register by August 9

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

It’s always a perfect time to enjoy nature. Join us for a stroller walk outdoors. Discover how nature appeals to our senses no matter what our age.

Register by August 11

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Prep your performance for a chance to be included in a night of talent celebrating nature in Missouri! Share your songs, animal calls, jokes, dancing, and much more at Powder Valley’s Nature’s Got Talent Variety Show. Performances must be under 5 minutes and related to Missouri nature. Please register here for an audition between 9 a.m. and noon. Auditions within this time slot will be held on a first come, first served basis.

Register by August 11

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Prep your performance for a chance to be included in a night of talent celebrating nature in Missouri! Share your songs, animal calls, jokes, dancing, and much more at Powder Valley’s Nature’s Got Talent Variety Show. Performances must be under 5 minutes and related to Missouri nature. Please register here for an audition between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Auditions within this time slot will be held on a first come, first served basis.

Register by August 15

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 3–6)
*Please register each child.

Reservations begin August 1.
Come see the topic we are exploring
this month. Families, meet in the nature
center lobby for a “nature” adventure.
Everyone will hike with the naturalist to
a special place in the forest and enjoy
a nature story under the tree canopy.
Siblings are welcome. Please dress for
the weather.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

No Registration Required! All Ages Welcome!

Love Hummingbirds? Come join Lanny Chambers, a local hummingbird expert and bander! Come see how these birds are trapped and banded before they make their long journey south for the winter. Bands are a way for scientists to track migration and population status.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Saturday, August 18th
1pm to 4pm
All Ages Welcome!
No Registration Required!
Sherie Tevebaugh is a Missouri Wildlife
feather painter. Formerly a muralist,
this mother of four decided to change
to a smaller pallet. “Missouri’s wildlife is
so amazing! I love striving to paint and
portray each animal as realistically as
I possibly can. I like to try to get every
feather or individual hair on each bird
or animal to make them appear as real
as possible. I want to instill a love for
our wildlife in the hearts of everyone
who sees my paintings” she says. Why
feathers? “Feather painting is unusual to
say the least and I love the challenge of
painting, blending, and portraying our
Missouri wildlife, but on such a difficult
medium and with a tiny paintbrush and
tiny dabs of paint. “

Register by August 20

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Chronic Wasting Disease Symposium
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
August 20 • Monday • 6-8:30 p.m.
Registration is required, visit on-line at https://MDC.mo.gov/events. For more information call 314-301-1500.
Join the Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association and the Missouri Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for a CWD Symposium. Experts will be doing presentations about the effects of this deadly disease on the deer populations across the state of Missouri and beyond, including history, implications, citizen assistance programs, and agency response for management of this disease. The speakers, Jason Sumners, MDC resource science division chief, and Kip Adams, QDMA director of conservation, will be on hand for a post Q&A period following the program.

Register by August 17

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association and the Missouri Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for a CWD Symposium. Experts will be doing presentations about the effects of this deadly disease on the deer populations across the state of Missouri and beyond, including history, implications, citizen assistance programs, and agency response for management of this disease. The speakers, Jason Sumners, MDC resource science division chief, and Kip Adams, QDMA director of conservation, will be on hand for a post Q&A period following the program. For more information call 314-301-1500.

Register by August 21

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Ages 3 to 6
930am to 11am
**Register each child and adult separately**

Remember the fun days of sand boxes and mud pies? Here is the chance to relive some of the joys of our childhood with your own children. We'll provide the dirt; you bring the clean clothes for the ride home! Adults, separate from the children, will learn about the importance of unstructured play and nature exploration for the healthy development of young children. At the same time, our naturalists will take the children to the nature play area where they use their imaginations to get down and dirty in our big pile of dirt!

Register by September 18

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

You and Me under the Canopy: Pollinators
September 19th • Wednesday • 10am-11am
(Ages 3 to 6)
Reservations begin September 5th. Come see the topic we are exploring this month. Families, meet in the nature center lobby for a “nature” adventure. Everyone will hike with the naturalist to a special place in the forest and enjoy a nature story under the tree canopy. Siblings are welcome.

Register by September 28

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This month we will be discussing David George Haskell’s book, The Forest Unseen A Year’s Watch in Nature. This biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of old-growth forest–a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

Register by September 28

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Enjoy an evening of celebrating nature while watching Missourians showcase their amazing talents at Powder Valley’s variety show! Participants have prepped and polished their acts and are ready to share them with you. Inspired by nature, these performances promise endless entertainment, along with a renewed appreciation for Missouri’s great outdoors.

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