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Register by January 23

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Tying flies can be easy, relaxing and fun! Come learn the basics of fly-tying and see how flies can imitate insects and other foods to fool fish.
**Registration required (ages 6+)

Register by January 22

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Owensville Scenic Regional Library

Workshop Topics:
-Proper methods and techniques
-Burn Equipment
-Developing burn plans

With suitable weather a live prescribed burn will occur at a nearby Conservation Area. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts, leather boots, and leather gloves.

A small lunch will be provided.

For questions or help registering please contact Seth Barrioz at 573-417-3037 or seth.barrioz@mdc.mo.gov

Register by January 24

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Backyard winter birds are so fun to watch! Fly in to learn about and view these feathered friends. **Registration required (ages 0-2 yrs)

Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Meet at the nature center and drive to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Boone County. We will hike a loop trail within the Gans Creek Wild Area. Trail: Moderate, 5 miles.
**Registration required. (Ages 18+)

Register by January 25

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for discovery tables, crafts, games, and activities!

Register by January 27

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm 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 14 and over. Girls age 14 to 17 may attend with a parent or guardian who is also registered for the workshop.

Register by January 29

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Backyard winter birds are so fun to watch! Fly in to learn about and view these feathered friends.
**Registration required (ages 3-6)

Register by January 30

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Have you tied flies before and want to take the next step? This program is for intermediate tyers. We will explore new materials, techniques, and patterns.
**Registration required (ages 12+)

Register by January 29

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Jamestown Area Community Center

Lunch and water will be provided, There will be a hands-on burn in the afternoon if weather permits, so please dress accordingly. Leather gloves and boots will be required for those on the fire line

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Explore everything eagle with us during this annual adventure! There will be live eagle presentations by Dickerson Park Zoo at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Eagle viewing with high-powered scopes will be available at a nearby site. Plus, lots of lobby activities for all ages.
**No registration required, fun for all ages

Register by February 5

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian!
**Registration is required (ages 3-6 yrs)

Register by February 5

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Register by February 7

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

During the winter the water in our local lakes cools and makes it a perfect place for trout! Join us for some local trout fishing at McKay Park. We will be catching and keeping our fish! Please dress for the weather and meet MDC staff at the parking lot near the play area. Each participant must register. Each participant must have a trout permit to possess trout. Participants 16 and older also require a valid Missouri fishing license.
*EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 15!
**Registration required, all ages.

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Saturdays @ Runge
Join us as we have fun learning about our elusive amphibian neighbor the salamander! We will have games, activities, and crafts in the lobby.
** No registration required; all ages welcome

Register by February 11

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Little Acorns PLUS
These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian!
**Registration required** (at least one child in the 0-2 AND at least one child in the 3-6 age ranges.)

Register by February 13

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Have you ever wanted to learn how to identify birds found in your backyard? Join us as we prepare you to become citizen-scientists during the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 14-17). Learn to use binoculars and field guides, and how to attract birds to your own backyard. Equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
**Registration Required (ages 7-12)

Register by February 13

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join Laura Conlee, furbearer biologist, to learn about Missouri's growing black bear population. Topics will include bear biology, Missouri's black bear research project, and how to Be Bear Aware.

Register by February 15

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Learn about and create beautiful works of wearable art using a variety of natural items, such as deer antlers and turkey and duck feathers. All materials provided.

Register by February 2

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:45am to 3:30pm

Location: String Creek II

This is a free event for mobility impaired and youth (ages 9 - 16) hunters; hosted by Missouri Disabled Sportsmen.

To be considered for this hunt please fill out an application by clicking on this link: https://www.missouridisabledsportsmen.org/upland

All successful applicants for the Batchel/Henry Mobility Impaired & Youth Hunter - Upland Bird Hunt sponsored by Missouri Disabled Sportsmen will be notified of their inclusion to the event on Monday, February 3, 2020.

The day will consist of hunter check-in, a safety briefing with MDC & MDS volunteers, clay bird shooting, a continental pheasant shoot, lunch & raffle and will conclude with field hunts behind trained bird dogs and their handlers.

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have several track chairs available for mobility impaired hunters to utilize throughout the day.

Youth hunters must be between the ages of 9-16 years old. Everyone handling a firearm must be able to handle it safely and under their own control.

Selected participants will be responsible for:
* 2019/2020 Missouri Small Game License (16-65 years old)
* There will be $5 Preserve Licenses available from String Creek II at the event (limited quantity)
* Blaze orange hat, vest or jacket
* Eye & ear protection
* Shotgun shells, 2-3 boxes (no larger than 7 1/2 shot)
* Weather appropriate clothing and footwear

Register by February 18

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

These silent, slimy salamanders are all around us in Missouri. Join us to have some slimy fun while we learn more about this elusive amphibian.
**Registration required (ages 3-6 yrs)

Register by February 18

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Meet at the Nature Center and drive to Canaan Conservation Area in Gasconade County. Bring lunch, and water and dress for the weather.
Trail: Moderate, 5 miles.
**Registration required (ages 18+)

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join this volunteer-led activity and explore nature through stories and crafts. Activities are geared for ages 3-6, but siblings welcome.
**NO registration required

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Our quilt theme for 2020 is "Caves, Inside and Out". We will discover how caves are an integral part of the geology in Missouri and learn about the unique animal life that depend on this dark and wet environment. The quilt blocks depicting cave life will be abstract representations drawing on traditional quilt block designs. This month's block will feature cave fish.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Our theme for 2020 is "Caves, Inside & Out", We will discover how caves are an integral part of the geology in Missouri and learn about the unique animal life that depend on this dark and we environment. The quilt blocks depicting cave life will be abstract representations drawing on traditional quilt block designs. This month's block will feature cave fish.
**No Registration Required**

Register by February 18

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Blind Pony Hatchery CA

Directions: From Sweet Springs at I-70, take Highway 127 north 1 mile, then Route ZZ east 5.7 miles to the area. The classroom portion will be held in the hatchery office conference room. Signs will be posted directing you to the proper areas.

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