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Register by November 20

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations begin November 6.
Pressing flowers and leaves is a great way to preserve the beauty of summer and fall. Create greeting cards and an ornament for the holidays using some Missouri plants. We will also learn more about how you can grow them at your own homes.

Register by November 27

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6-16)
Badgers digging in the prairies, otters playing in the rivers, minks hunting in the lowlands –what do they have in common with each other? Learn how these interesting predators in the weasel family have different adaptations that help them live in such different parts of the habitat.

Register by November 28

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations begin November 14.
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; however, this program will be canceled due to inclement weather.

Register by November 30

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

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Nature’s Nook Book Club
Nov 30 • Friday • 9:30–11 a.m.
(Adults)
Reservations begin October 30.
This month we will be discussing Merlin Tuttle’s Book The Secret Lives of BATS. This book tells Tuttle’s adventures with the world’s most misunderstood mammal.

Register by November 30

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Join us for an evening with Noppadol Paothong, photographer for the Missouri
Department of Conservation. Nop’s amazing photography has been featured in the
Conservationist and Xplor Magazines, and many others including National Audubon,
Ranger Rick, BBC, and the Nature Conservancy. He’ll be talking about his experiences
photographing monarchs, sharing photos and technical information, and speaking
to the importance of all pollinators. He’ll also talk about the development of habitat
to benefit pollinators, much of what you can do even in your backyard.
Monarchs are a well-known and loved creature in the pollinator world. Few animals
inspire as much devotion and study as the monarch butterfly. Its 3,000 mile migration
from Canada to Mexico and back to the Gulf Coast states in the spring has served as a
symbol of beauty and mystery. Now, National Geographic says monarch populations
are declining at an alarming rate, due to illegal logging in Mexico, wildfires, drought,
and a drastic loss of their crucial milkweed habitat in the United States.

Register by December 12

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

You and Me under the Canopy: Winter Animals
December 12th • Wednesday • 10am-11am
(Ages 3 to 6)
Reservations begin November 28th.
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 December 18

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Cooking Wild for the Holidays
December 18th • Tuesday • 6:30pm to 8:00pm
(Ages 18 and Up)
Reservations begin December 4th.
Interested in adding some Missouri wild game and other Missouri wild edibles to your winter Holiday parties? Come and join us as we discuss various recipes you can use to add a taste of Missouri into your dinner parties. And as an extra treat, we will have various appetizers, main course meals, desserts and drinks to taste! Please register each individual separately.

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

No Reservation Required
Need a last-minute gift from the heart with a natural touch? Bring the family out for some holiday fun. There will be nature inspired crafts for all ages to make and take home. Continue the holiday spirit through an outdoor holiday scavenger hunt. Program will be in the lobby and families can come anytime between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Candy is a fiber artist, quilter, author and teacher. She exhibits and sells fiber art and quilts, teaching quilting and fiber arts locally and regionally. She is also a Teacher Naturalist at Shaw Nature Reserve and often combines her love of fabric and nature. While teaching quilting for several years she has developed a passion for turning the traditional into something new and exciting. Her first book, Reimagined Dresden, will be published in 2019 by C & T Publishing.

Her fiber art is contemporary and often explores new techniques and presentations with themes of nature, maps and circles.
She makes her home in the woods in Franklin County as well as in the city of St. Louis, MO.

At Powder Valley I will do a hands-on demonstration using small bits and scraps of fabric to create a landscape/treescape. The project can be done at home with fabric, paper, stitch or glue and is fun for all ages.

Register by January 25

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations are required and begin immediately.
Sign up each individual that will be attending.

This is a fun evening for all ages. Join us as we welcome back the Missouri falconers and their hunting partners! Falconry, a sport reported as early as 700 B.C.E. is still practiced today. Learn what falconry is and how to become a falconer. The evening will begin in the auditorium with a presentation on raptors and the art of falconry. Following the presentation you will have an opportunity to “meet and greet” the birds and their hunting partners, and see some of the equipment used in the sport of falconry. Be sure to bring your cameras.

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