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Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 18+).
Want a native flower that blooms throughout the summer and is super easy to grow? The many species of coreopsis is your solution! Plan next year’s garden and create a beautiful quilt block, too.

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (ages 18+).
Want a native flower that blooms throughout the summer and is super easy to grow? The many species of coreopsis is your solution! Plan next year’s garden and create a beautiful quilt block, too.

Register by October 19

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 3-6 years).
They show up in nursery rhymes, songs, and children’s stories. Thousands can be found in forests and fields. Hundreds may be in your backyard and some share your house with you! Let’s look closer at these tiny animals – spiders – that live with us and around us.

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
Join us at the Runge Nature Center as Hunter Education instructors demonstrate safe firearm handling, choosing the right ammunition, hunting safely in groups, and much more. Drop in anytime to ask a question, practice handling firearms, or just share a hunting story. This will not be a certification course for Hunter Education.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Take a step back in time and explore our heritage by practicing your primitive skills.
Come to Runge and try your hand at atlatl, tomahawk throwing, archery, natural dyes, cordage, and flintknapping!

Register by October 25

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 12+ years, children 12-15 accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult must also register). Fall on Ozark streams is a truly magical time. The trees are changing color and the breeze is cool, so come join us for a kayak float on the Gasconade River. Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather. All equipment is provided.

Register by October 25

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 7-12 years). Humans are not the only animals that can be athletes. Come and be a part of the Animal Olympic Games. We will investigate who are the strongest, fastest, and smartest animal athletes in Missouri. Discover how you measure up to these Critter Olympians.

Register by October 25

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (For this program, you need one child in the 0-2 age range AND one child in the 3-6 age range).
They show up in nursery rhymes, songs, and children’s stories. Thousands can be found in forests and fields. Hundreds may be in your backyard and some share your house with you! Let’s look closer at these tiny animals – spiders – that live with us and around us.

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
The animals are hungry! Join us and watch as we feed the snakes, aquarium fish, and snapping turtles.

Register by October 27

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 18+).
Meet at the nature center, drive to Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area in Benton County, and hike one or two of the best trails. Join us as we explore the Big Buffalo Creek Fen Natural Area. Some transportation is provided, but carpooling may be necessary. Bring lunch, water, insect repellent, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. Trail Length: 5 miles. Terrain: Moderate

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Legends of Conservation presents:
The Art of Conservation
A Visit with Ding Darling
with Tom Milligan as "Ding" Darling
Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits from his 11th floor office at the Des Moines Register, where he worked from 1906-1943. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where he became aware of the natural world around him, as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include two Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoons for the Register, and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of the duck stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influencial members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.

Register by October 31

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 0-2 years).
They show up in nursery rhymes, songs, and children’s stories. Thousands can be found in forests and fields. Hundreds may be in your backyard and some share your house with you! Let’s look closer at these tiny animals – spiders – that live with us and around us.

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