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Register by November 12

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us as we venture out into the night to explore Missouri's nocturnal nature. Learn about night critters and the adaptations that allow them to succeed in darkness. Then see how your nighttime senses compare to theirs.

Register by November 13

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Missouri's Elk population is growing! Join us to learn more about this sensational cervid! We will have fun with elk activities, crafts, and even an elk hunting game!
Registration Required (ages 3 - 6)

Register by November 13

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30am to 8:30am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join a volunteer naturalist in the outdoor viewing area to experience some of the sights and sounds at Runge in the early morning. Then, at your own pace, we take to the trails (approximately 1.3-2 miles) for some fresh air, exercise, and nature. It's a great way to start your day!

Register by November 14

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

The history of the "hawk" is interesting and surprising. Join us to learn first-hand how these tools have been used over the ages and practice some tomahawk throwing in our outdoor range. The outdoor range is not ADA accessible.
Registration Required (ages 7+)

Register by November 14

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Did you know the wasp was the original papermaker? Join us to learn about making paper from pulp - the modern way! We will blend newspapers, magazines, even unwanted junk mail with pieces of nature (seeds, leaves, petals, snake skin and more) to create not just paper, but works of art! Discover how nature and recycling go hand-in-hand. Please bring several magazines and a bath size towel.

Register by November 15

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Missouri's Elk population is growing! Join us to learn more about this sensational cervid! We will have fun with elk activities, crafts and even an elk hunting game!
Registration Required (ages 0-2)

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Discover how nature and recycling go hand-in-hand as we press paper pulp and natural materials into beautiful works of art. Lobby activities, too!

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ ages).
Bennett Spring State Park, Laclede County
Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 6 miles

Register by November 21

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

*NEW* Nature Tales: Turkeys
No Registration required (ages 3-6).
Join this volunteer-led activity and explore turkeys through crafts. Activities are geared for ages 3-6 but siblings are welcome

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Tigers on the Wind... well, tiger swallowtail butterflies that is! This is our 11th block in the series, Flying Jewels. All quilters and non-quilters are welcome.
*NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Register by November 21

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

There is more to campfire cooking than simply making hotdogs and s'mores. Join us as we create delicious campfire recipes using Dutch Ovens. Runge will provide all ingredients, cookware and expertise; participants will help make main dishes and desserts. Bring your own enthusiasm and appetite!

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Tigers on the wind...well, tiger swallowtail butterflies that is! This is our 11th block in the series, Flying Jewels. All quilters and non-quilters are welcome.
*NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (18+ years old).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Mark Twain State Park in Monroe County. We will be hiking the Dogwood and Post Oak Trails. Then we will visit the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 4 miles

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Hostile plant invaders are trying to take over the forest, prairies, and wetlands at Runge. Learn how to identify these invasive species and how they negatively affect our fish, forest and wildlife. Then grab your work gloves (or borrow a pair of ours) and help us get to work, removing these noxious, unwanted threats. A great opportunity for scout groups and service volunteers!

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join us for a great alternative to the black Friday bustle. Nature has so many naturally beautiful gifts that we can use to create unique crafts. Unwind while making holiday crafts with family. There will be many craft stations to choose from! We will also be feeding the animals at 1pm.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Friday's shopping alternatives fun continues today! Nature has so many naturally beautiful gifts that we can use to create unique crafts. Unwind while making holiday crafts with family. There will be many stations to choose from!
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Register by December 6

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Sweet Springs Community Center

The Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation and the Missouri Department of Conservation invite first-time youth hunters ages 11 to 17 to attend this waterfowl clinic in Saline County.

This event will begin with Hunter Education classroom and skills sessions on the evening of Friday, 12/13/19, and the morning of Saturday, 12/14/19. On Saturday afternoon, participants will attend structured shotgun training at a live fire session. The event will culminate with a waterfowl hunt on private property on the morning of 12/15/19. Participants must attend the entire event in order to participate in the hunt portion of the clinic.

Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entirety of the clinic and need to be properly licensed for a waterfowl hunt. Lunch will be provided on Sunday, 12/15/19, but all other food and lodging is the responsibility of the participants. Firearms, ammunition, and waders will be provided for participants, if needed.

The clinic is provided free of charge, but MHHF does require a $20 refundable deposit to hold the participant’s place in the clinic.

More detailed information will be communicated to registered participants before the event. For questions, contact Lee Vogel at lv@waconda.us

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

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Live Eagle presentations at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM and 2PM.

Eagle Viewing sites with high-powered scopes

For all ages and no registration required.

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