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Register by February 21

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Call to make your reservation. Adults. Registration required. Join our volunteer-led program designed to provide opportunities for people to hike Missouri trails and learn about our plants, animals, and natural communities. Meet at the nature center, drive to Lake of the Ozarks State Park, in Miller County, and hike the Woodland Trail.
Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring water, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and come dressed for the weather. Trail Length: 6 miles. Terrain: Moderate inclines and/or occasional rocks/roots. Notes: Bring lunch. 573.526.5544

Register by January 12

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

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Call to register. Ages 0-2 years. What is black and white and smells all over? Missouri skunks, of course. Missouri is home to two species of skunks and each has its own fantastic facts. So don’t mind the smell - wander in to learn more about this fragrantly misunderstood mammal. 573.526.5544

Register by February 22

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Ammo Alley

Women’s Basic Handgun Workshop. Women will learn handgun parts and operation, ammunition, handgun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Workshop will include shooting at a climate controlled indoor shooting range. Participants will receive classroom training and one-on-one shooting instruction. This workshop and classroom instruction is offered free of charge. There will be a range fee of $10 per participant paid directly to Ammo Alley. Handguns and ammunition will be provided by the MDC. Participants are welcome to bring their own unloaded, cased handguns but will be required to provide their own new factory ammunition (no reloads). This workshop is open to women ages 18 and over. Girls ages 14 and up may attend with a parent or guardian.

Register by February 1

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 8:00am to 8:30am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

All ages. Call to make your reservation. Registration required.
End of February/Early March • Evening
Spring brings warm, wet weather...which means salamanders are coming. The best time to find
spotted salamanders is during their annual migration to their breeding ponds during the first warm, evening rain of the spring, in late February
or early March. Join us at Runge as we explore the migration and breeding habits of these slimy, secretive salamanders. Due to our inability to accurately forecast the weather in the future, this will be a short- notice program that may be any day of the week. We are asking participants to provide a telephone number during registration; we will then call participants the morning of the program with a specified start time. Please wear clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the wet weather. 573.526.5544

Register by February 28

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Call to register. Ages 3-6 years. What is black and white and smells all over? Missouri skunks, of course. Missouri is home to two species of skunks and each has its own fantastic facts. So don’t mind the smell - wander in to learn more about this fragrantly misunderstood mammal. 573.526.5544

Register by March 1

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Location: MDC Central Regional Office

Join the staff of the Missouri Dept. of Conservation for an educational lesson in basic firearms safety.

Families are invited to learn the basics of firearms safety, shooting techniques, equipment, target shooting, and much more. This program will consist of a classroom lesson followed by hands-on practical experience on the shooting range. There is no cost for this program. Participants may bring their unloaded and cased firearms. Discover Nature programs are designed to help Missourians explore nature & master outdoor skills together.

Register by March 6

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Callaway Electric Cooperative

This workshop is free to the public and will cover topics on pond construction, fish stocking, fishery management, aquatic plant management and wildlife around your pond. To register, please call the Missouri Department of Conservation at: (573)815-7900.

Register by March 7

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: MDC Central Regional Office

This workshop will cover topics on pond construction, fish stocking, fishery management and wildlife around your pond. To register, please call (573) 815-7900. This workshop if free to the public.

Register by March 7

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Blind Pony Hatchery CA

Online registration not required but you must RSVP Private Lands Conservationist Will Casner by phone at 660-886-7447 ext, 4227 by March 7th

Register by March 17

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

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Call to make your reservation.
Ages 8 years and older, children accompanied by adult) Get ready for spring turkey season. Learn about hunting methods, clothing, scouting, and wild turkey biology. 573.526.5544

Register by March 21

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Workshop includes pond construction, fish management and aquatic plant management.

You can also register by phone at 573-796-0286 ext. 4284

Register by March 22

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: California City Hall Public Meeting Room

Pond management including construction, fish management, and aquatic plant control. You can also register by phone at 573-796-0286 ext 4284

Register by March 29

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Ammo Alley

Women’s Basic Handgun Workshop. Women will learn handgun parts and operation, ammunition, handgun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Workshop will include shooting at a climate controlled indoor shooting range. Participants will receive classroom training and one-on-one shooting instruction. This workshop and classroom instruction is offered free of charge. There will be a range fee of $10 per participant paid directly to Ammo Alley. Handguns and ammunition will be provided by the MDC. Participants are welcome to bring their own unloaded, cased handguns but will be required to provide their own new factory ammunition (no reloads). This workshop is open to women ages 18 and over. Girls ages 14 and up may attend with a parent or guardian.

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