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Register by March 26

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Seperate registration for each day required (ages 10+).
Connect with your ancient ancestors and future hunting selves as we travel through time learning and practicing archery through the ages.
Tuesday: Atlatl and longbow archery
Thursday: Compound bow and crossbow archery
The outdoor range is not ADA accessible. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and snack (if desired).

Register by March 27

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 7-12).
Aliens are invading Runge! Although they are green, this alien is not from another planet, but from the other side of our plant. Garlic mustard is a nasty, invasive plant that may take over the forest floor, preventing many native plants from flourishing. We need your help as we attempt to eradicate this invader from the nature center grounds. Please wear long pants and shoes that can get dirty. Gloves will be provided.

Register by March 27

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 13-18).
Aliens are invading Runge! Although they are green, this alien is not from another planet, but from the other side of our plant. Garlic mustard is a nasty, invasive plant that may take over the forest floor, preventing many native plants from flourishing. We need your help as we attempt to eradicate this invader from the nature center grounds. Please wear long pants and shoes that can get dirty. Gloves will be provided.

Register by March 28

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Seperate registration for each day required (10+ years).
Archery has evolved through time and a common theme has emerged; bigger punches in smaller packages. Connect with your ancient ancestors and future hunting selves as we travel through time learning and practicing archery through the ages.
Tuesday: Atlatl and Longbow archery
Thursday: Compound bow and Cross bow archery
Outdoor Range is not ADA accessible. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and snack (if desired).

Register by March 28

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages).
The sounds of spring are a welcoming symphony following a cold, silent winter. Join us and reveal the animals creating the songs during a short inside program followed by an evening walk on one of our trails to listen and identify.

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 March 30

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 18+).
Meet at the nature center and drive to Three Creeks Conservation Area in Boone County. We will hike the Turkey Creek Interpretive Trail (3 miles), and time permitting another loop (3 miles). Bring a water bottle, lunch, and dress for the weather.
Terrain: Moderate
Length: 3-6 miles

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

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

No registration required.
Learn more about the variety and identification characteristics of common Missouri mushrooms with mycologist Malissa Briggler. We’ll talk about edible mushrooms such as the beloved morels, along with the sinister destroying angel mushroom. Presentations at 10 AM and 1 PM. Displays and other activities ongoing.

Register by March 30

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 8+).
Get ready for spring turkey season!
Learn about hunting methods, clothing, and scouting for Missouri's wild turkey.

Register by April 4

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Big Spring Fire Protection District

The morning portion of the workshop will be indoors. If weather conditions are favorable we will conduct a prescribed burn immediately following the classroom portion.

Participants are encouraged to bring/wear leather boots, leather gloves, and cotton clothing that covers arms and legs.

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