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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!

Register by August 17

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Did you know Lewis & Clark reported elk in Missouri in 1804? MDC reintroduced elk into Missouri in 2011. Join us in learning more about the North American elk. We will do a two-card rotation and you will take home two cards with coordinating envelopes.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 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 17

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Did you know Lewis & Clark reported elk in Missouri in 1804? MDC reintroduced elk into Missouri in 2011. Join us in learning more about the North American elk. We will do a two-card rotation and you will take home two cards with coordinating envelopes.

Register by August 20

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Lesson 3: August 20th
Lesson 1 on August 13th must be taken before any of other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 2-4.
In this class, participants will learn basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout as well as hands-on fishing. Participants will also learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, you will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. 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 children ages 6 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
After participants have completed and participated in all four sessions, they will receive a bass pro gift card (children and parents that participated), and the kids will also receive a brand new, all set up fishing pole!

Register by August 20

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area

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 Emily Porter at Emily.Porter@mdc.mo.gov.

Register by August 21

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Meet at the nature center and drive to Arrow Rock State Park in Saline County. Trail: Moderate, 5 miles.

Register by August 21

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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 22

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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 22

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Bass Pro Shops

Lesson 4: August 22nd
Lesson 1 on August 13th must be taken before any of the other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 2-4.
In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions as well as hands-on fishing. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. 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 children ages 6 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
After participants have completed and participated in all four sessions, they will receive a bass pro gift card (children and parents that participated), and the kids will also receive a brand new, all set up fishing pole!

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The animals are hungry! Join us and watch as we feed the snakes, aquarium fish, and snapping turtles.

Register by August 23

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

***Meet at the Binder Lake Tackle Shop across from the playground*** There's nothing like the freedom on the water a kayak gives. If you've ever wanted to learn more about paddling a kayak come join us. This program will cover all the basics and get you water-ready!

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 August 26

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 5:30am to Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Location: Callawy Dove Field

You must sign up online using the following link, cut and paste this link to a new browser:

https://docs.google.com/a/nwtf.net/forms/d/1d-139WODPgspJmP9qVD09_pI2Qm9...

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).
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