NOTICE: In-Person Events Limited Due to COVID

In-person MDC events and programs at our nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state are limited due to COVID-19 considerations. MDC is offering new online programs that allow people to attend virtually. Please check our class listings to see what classes are limited, in-person classes or virtual classes.

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Register by February 17

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Put on your hiking shoes and travel to Rock Bridge State Park near Columbia to join a guided hike along the Deer Run Trail. Trail: 4 miles-Moderate. Meet at the Runge Nature Center and follow our hike leaders to the location or meet at the trailhead. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Masks are required. Registration required. Ages 18 and up.

Register by February 17

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Virtual

Landowners and managers interested in the benefits of establishing native warm season grasses will want to join this informative 45-minute virtual program. Hear from experts as they share insight into how native warm season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, improve wildlife habitat, increase plant and animal diversity, reduce soil erosion, and increase water quality.

Registered guests will receive a link to the virtual program 24 hours prior to the session.

Register by February 19

Date: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

Join us for another in this series of virtual programs. We will be reading children's books with nature topic! Covering winter animals, snow, hibernation, and much more! Join us for Nature Tales! Link to join the program will be sent to participant email address 24 hours and 1 hour before the program start time.

Register by February 25

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Virtual

The hush of winter has fallen over Missouri. Nature’s pace has slowed but there are still mysteries to explore. Join us for a few 30- minute virtual programs hosted by our Runge Naturalists, each exploring the wonders of winter!

Register by February 25

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

February is a perfect time to get out and look for the earliest signs of Spring. Nothing says "Spring" more than the sky dance of the American Woodcock. Join us at Runge as we explore the interesting life of this unique bird and venture out to witness this magnificent display. All Ages, Registration Required. Masks Required.

Register by February 25

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Virtual

The world of fly fishing is just a cast away! Join us virtually for the basics on gear, casting, flies, presentation, and more! A link to the program will be sent out 24 hours and 30 mins before the program. Please call the Runge Nature Center if you have questions.

Register by February 26

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join our volunteer led program, The Hikers, this month as they travel to Clifty Creek Conservation Area near Vienna in Maries County. Trail: Moderate; 4-5 miles. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, pack a lunch/snack, and bring a water bottle. We will not be carpooling in Runge vans, but ask that you meet at Runge to follow the hike leaders to Clifty Creek or meet at the location. Information on where to meet will be e-mailed to participants before the hike. Masks are required for this program. Registration Required. Ages 18 and up.


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