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Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 8:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Runge Nature Center has free fishing rods, reels, and tackle to loan. Stop by the front desk anytime during business hours, sign out the equipment, and have fun fishing!

Call 573-526-5544 or email Runge@mdc.mo.gov for details.

Date: Monday, July 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Many beautiful quilts will be on display at Runge Nature Center during July and August, crafted by participants of the Nature's Needlers program. Celebrating 22 years of nature quilts!

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Runge offers touch tables, activities, and/or crafts every Saturday from 10am until 2pm throughout the year. Join us to learn about a different nature topic each week!

Register by August 29

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Young hummingbirds have much to learn about finding food! Fly in to learn more about what hummingbirds like to eat and where they find it.

Register by August 31

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Meet at the nature center and drive to Onondaga Cave State Park in Crawford County. We will hike Deer Run trail in the morning and then cool down with a tour of beautiful Onondaga Cave (there will be a small fee for the cave tour). Bring your lunch, water, and bug repellent. Trail: Easy, 2.5 miles.

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Have you ever walked through the forest and been stung by stinging nettles, bitten by a mosquito, or pricked by a thorn? Join us as we discover, and learn how to avoid, the plants and animals that stick, prick, sting, and bite.

Register by September 11

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

This Family Fishing clinic includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach all anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spin-cast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.
This class is for ages 6 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For questions please contact Rhys McCracken at Rhys.McCracken@mdc.mo.gov

Register by September 14

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 8+ years accompanied by a registered adult).
Prairie Garden Trust
Butterflies-Dennis Figg

Register by September 18

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ ages).
Gans Creek Wild Area, Boone County
Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 7 miles

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join this volunteer-led activity and explore butterflies through stories and crafts. Activities are geared for ages 3-6, but siblings are welcome.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The ninth block in our series, Flying Jewels, is the easily recognized monarch butterfly. Besides studying this wandering insect, enjoy sharing your nature experiences and quilting tips with others.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The ninth block in our series, Flying Jewels, is the easily recognized monarch butterfly. Besides studying this wandering insect, enjoy sharing your nature experiences and quilting tips with others.

Register by September 24

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Register by September 28

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ years old).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County. We will be hiking Hidden Springs, Fawn's Ridge, and White Oak Trails. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Trail: Moderate
Length: 6 miles

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Lincoln University- Busby Farm

Local MDC Forester Cory Gregg will explain when and how to execute TSI practices in order to have desired benefits for forest health, wildlife, and timber value.

Weather-permitting, the workshop will include a field visit to show TSI scenarios in nearby forests, so dress appropriately.

For any questions, please feel free to email the instructor by using the button to the right.

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