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Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Monday, September 30, 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.

Register by September 24

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

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Flutter in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Fluttering in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Binder Lake Boat Ramp

Kayaking: Sept. 25th at the Binder Lake Boat Ramp in Jefferson City
Join us for an evening on the water for a basic kayaking program. Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to the water for paddling instruction and practice. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required.

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

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Where do monarchs migrate? How do they get there? Help us answer these questions as we study and tag monarchs on their southward migration.

Register by September 26

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Flutter in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join Fisheries Management Biologist Travis Moore to learn about Missouri's longest-lived fish species. This presentations will include information on their interesting life history, what the Department is doing to restore their species, and what the future holds for lake sturgeon in Missouri.

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 September 28

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us as we learn the basics of shooting a pellet rifle. We will learn how to load, aim, and make our best shot, all while staying safe. This program will take place at Runge's outdoor range which is not ADA accessible.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 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 November 16

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 8:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 8+ years, children accompanied by registered adult).
Join us as we travel to the Missouri River Bird Observatory near Arrow Rock and try to capture and band the smallest owl species in
Missouri, the Northern saw-whet owl. Banding takes place on clear nights with a slight north wind. Due to the specific weather conditions required, this will be a short-notice program that may be any night of the week. Participants will be contacted as early as possible on the day of the program with more details.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 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 October 1

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 11:00am

Location: Whetstone Creek Conservation Area

Register by October 9

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Swoop in to discover more about the only flying mammal in the world, BATS! We will go batty as we learn how bats are awesome echolocators, important insect eaters, and captivating cave-dwellers!

Register by October 10

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Swoop in to discover more about the only flying mammal in the world, BATS! We will go batty as we learn how bats are awesome echolocators, important insect eaters, and captivating cave-dwellers!

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Join us for "A Brooklyn Naturalist from the Old Neighborhood" by Joe Polacco, professor emeritus of biochemistry, University of Missouri.

Register by October 11

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us as we learn about karst topography, natural bridges, and the caves beneath our feet. We will be guided by MO State Parks Interpreter Roxie Campbell for an exploration of Rockbridge State Park and Connor's Cave. Dress for the weather, bring lunch, and a water bottle. This program will be moderate to high exertion with stairs and uneven ground. (Ages 6+, youth 14 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult).

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.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Back by popular demand! Let Runge staff be your guides on this day of outdoor skills at Conservation Headquarters, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. Enjoy fishing, archery, and kayaking! Dress for the weather and have a ton of fun outside enjoying the best of what a fall afternoon has to offer!

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ ages).
Van Meter State Park, Saline County
Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate with some hills
Length: 5 miles

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Swoop in to discover more about the only flying mammal in the world, BATS! We will go batty as we learn how bats are awesome echolocators, important insect eaters, and captivating cave-dwellers!

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

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

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

How did the Ohio buckeye butterfly get its name? Find out this and other interesting facts about the 10th block in the series, Flying Jewels. All quilters and nature lovers alike are welcome to join us.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

How did the Ohio buckeye butterfly get its name? Find out this and other interesting facts about the 10th block in the series, Flying Jewels. All quilters and nature lovers alike are welcome to join us.

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages).
Learn about the life cycles and ecological roles of slime molds with Missouri Master Naturalist and photographer, Mark Bower, and view some of his fascinating photos of slime mold specimens.

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