Events

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Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

This is our annual event that features the incredibly unique vultures in our area. Here is your opportunity to see one of the largest winter roosts of vultures in the state. The event includes hourly presentations featuring “Alice” a live turkey vulture from the Springfield’s WOW museum. There will also be indoor games, trivia, and activities. Outdoors you will get to see wild vultures roosting near the hatchery. Staff and volunteers will help you view the vultures with spotting scopes. The last presentation begins at 4 pm

Register by March 9

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

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

Registration required (families, all ages)
Now is the time to welcome our state bird to begin nesting. This is your chance to build your own FREE bluebird nesting box. The program will also give you tips on how to encourage birds to nest in your box and ways to maintain the box. Each family MUST make their own reservation. Each family will make only one box. Bring a hammer.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

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

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

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

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

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

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
During spring break we are providing guided tours of the fish hatchery. This is a great way to lean how the fish are spawned, raised, and released.

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
Missouri is home to a variety of reptiles. This display will help you to identify what a reptile is and some of the more common reptiles found in our area. Several live reptiles will be available to see and touch. Bring your camera.

Register by April 13

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

Registration required (families, ages 8 and up)
This fun outdoor hike will help you to find and identify some of our early spring wildflowers along Lake Taneycomo. The ¼ mile trail is very flat and easy to walk. Dress for the weather, bring a bottle of water, and wear shoes for walking off the trail.

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

No Registration required (families, all ages)
Join us for our annual Earth Day celebration. There will be several learning stations to help you become a better ecological citizen. Hands-on stations will include: Habitats, eco-games, nature art, pollinators, recycling opportunities, and more. The first 500 visitors will receive a free tree seedling.

Register by April 27

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

Registration required (families, ages 8 and up)
This outdoor hike will connect you to the history of the White River and how our large area lakes were formed. The ¼ mile trail is very flat and easy to walk. Dress for the weather, bring a bottle of water, and wear shoes for walking off the trail.

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

NO Reservations Requited (Families – Only Ages 15 and under will fish)
Come join us for our annual FREE event where kids get to fish in a stocked pond and learn more about how to be a better angler. In addition to being able to go fishing (children 15 and under), several learning stations will help you learn to: tie knots, fillet and cook fish, bait and fly casting, fish maze, ethical fishing, and how to rig up a pole. Free ‘goodie bags’ will be given to every kid and there will be a drawing for a free rod/reel combo at the end of the day. There will be a limited number of loaner fishing poles, but you will have no waiting if you bring your own pole and cooler. The “My First Fish” station is for anyone who catches their very first fish to get their photo taken. At noon there will be a special performance by the “Fishin Magicians”. They will introduce you and your family to the importance of water resources and amaze you with their fun magic

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