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Register by August 1

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

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Would you like to improve your wing shooting skills using non-toxic shot? Join us in learning the proper way to select the best ammunition and choke combination for different migratory and upland game bird hunting. We will discuss the latest technology on non-toxic shotgun ammunition, how to judge distances and properly pattern your shotgun.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

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Walk-in (all ages) Hot weather can slow down the fishing. Cast your luck with us as we explore the art of nature printing. Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800's. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own. We will use replica fish, textile ink and recycled fabric and t-shirts to create wearable works of art.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 3:30pm

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Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Wednesday and Saturday.

Register by August 5

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Registration required (adults) Get outdoors and discover new outdoor skills at Parma Woods Shooting Range. This program will take you back to your childhood as you make your own sling shot and test your shooting skills. Participants will also get to spend time on the shooting range learning how to target shoot .22 caliber rifles. Participants will need to provide their own transportation.

Register by August 8

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

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Register by August 9

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

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Registration required for each family member attending (families)
This is a great time of year to take your family fishing. We will teach some fishing basics, provide equipment and worms and then let you practice your new fishing skills. Kids who attend will be entered in a drawing at the end of the summer for a new fishing pole and tackle box. The program is presented at the W. Robert Aylward Educational Pond.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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No registration required (all ages)
Break out your magnifying glasses for some fun citizen science and help us survey the caterpillars of Burr Oak Woods! We will be tracking the number and variety of butterflies in the native gardens around the nature center by looking for larva, adults and even chrysalis. Just drop by and join in the fun (create a life cycle craft while supplies last).

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

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Walk-in (all ages) Learning to become a birder is a unique experience that can begin in your own backyard! Would you like to discover how to attract a variety of native songbirds to your backyard, including making a simple homemade feeder? Once you know more about their nesting habits, eating behaviors and favorite foods it's a sure bet you'll have them as guests for your viewing pleasure year-round!

Register by August 8

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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Registration required (ages 5+, ages 5–15 must be accompanied by a participating adult; limit of three stepping stones per family)
Step into summer by creating your own decorative stepping stone! Learn this fun process to get started with an easy to maintain walkway through your native garden. Bring a friend or family member and create a lasting memory together.

Register by August 11

Date: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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This program includes rifle safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance and safe storage. You are required to provide your own rifle and at least 60 rounds of ammunition.

Register by August 9

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Shawnee Bend Shelter #1

This Clinic is designed for individuals who would like to catfish on Truman Lake, particularly with juglines and trotlines, but need assistance getting started. Each participant will be provided with the materials to make two juglines. Participants will learn about the management of catfish on Truman Lake, how to build juglines and trotlines, get hands-on experience setting and running juglines and trotlines, learn how to clean catfish and get a basic overview of techniques for rod and reel fishing Truman Lake. This clinic will be completed by noon on Friday, participants are encouraged to use the rest of the weekend to catfish on their own. Materials to make additional juglines and trotlines can be purchased in Warsaw, we will assist participants who wish to build additional juglines or trotlines at the conclusion of the clinic.

Participants will be fishing from MDC boats. Everyone attending must possess a valid Missouri fishing license. Personal flotation devices will be provided and must be worn while on the boats.

Chris Brooke 660-885-6981
Mark Miller 660 530 5500

Register by August 9

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Missouri River Celebration!
August 24, 2019

Many of us drive over the Missouri River daily without giving it a second thought. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join in on an exploration of Missouri’s most magnificent natural and cultural resource in a canoe, kayak or on a powered pontoon? Join us for one of these floats to celebrate this incredible masterpiece in our own backyard! (Adults only)

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on the 4th annual Missouri River Masterpiece
MDC will provide canoes, kayaks, paddles, PFD’s, shuttle service and boat lights for the evening float. Reservations required online at: https://mdc.mo.gov/ and hover over the events tab. Search for events in Kansas City.
You must choose both 1 orientation time and 1 float.
August 15 Canoe Orientation at Burr Oak Woods Education Pond: Burr Oak Woods 1401 NW Park Road Blue Springs, MO 64015 (choose one) Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30, 5:30 – 7:00 or 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Attend an orientation at the Burr Oak Woods Education Pond to learn about Missouri River navigation and to brush up on our canoe strokes before we head out on the river. We will prepare you for your choice of the upcoming floats. Must attend to participate in any of the floats.
August 24
The Day Dawns Bright 6:00 am – 9:00 am
It is magic on the river as the sun peeks over the horizon. We will set out in canoes on an 8-mile float trip on the Missouri River from Platte Landing to Kaw Point. Please dress for the weather and bring water and a good flashlight. Bring a simple breakfast to enjoy out on the river.

Day Float on the Wide Missouri 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
We will set out in canoes on a 15-mile float trip on the Missouri River from Kaw Point to LaBenite Park. Please dress for the weather and bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Bring a simple lunch to enjoy out on the river.

A Missouri River Sunset 3:30 – 8:00 pm
This float embarks on a 14-mile float from LaBenite Park to Ft Osage. Please join us as we explore issues impacting our waterways along the Missouri River with our friends at the Missouri Department of Conservation for our Environmental Humanities Program Series. As the sun lowers in the sky, the Missouri River will take your breath away at sunset! Please dress for the weather and bring a hat, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and good flashlight. Bring a simple dinner to enjoy out on the river.

Register by August 9

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Missouri River Celebration!
August 24, 2019

Many of us drive over the Missouri River daily without giving it a second thought. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join in on an exploration of Missouri’s most magnificent natural and cultural resource in a canoe, kayak or on a powered pontoon? Join us for one of these floats to celebrate this incredible masterpiece in our own backyard! (Adults only)

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on the 4th annual Missouri River Masterpiece
MDC will provide canoes, kayaks, paddles, PFD’s, shuttle service and boat lights for the evening float. Reservations required online at: https://mdc.mo.gov/ and hover over the events tab. Search for events in Kansas City.
You must choose both 1 orientation time and 1 float.
August 15 Canoe Orientation at Burr Oak Woods Education Pond: Burr Oak Woods 1401 NW Park Road Blue Springs, MO 64015 (choose one) Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30, 5:30 – 7:00 or 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Attend an orientation at the Burr Oak Woods Education Pond to learn about Missouri River navigation and to brush up on our canoe strokes before we head out on the river. We will prepare you for your choice of the upcoming floats. Must attend to participate in any of the floats.
August 24
The Day Dawns Bright 6:00 am – 9:00 am
It is magic on the river as the sun peeks over the horizon. We will set out in canoes on an 8-mile float trip on the Missouri River from Platte Landing to Kaw Point. Please dress for the weather and bring water and a good flashlight. Bring a simple breakfast to enjoy out on the river.

Day Float on the Wide Missouri 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
We will set out in canoes on a 15-mile float trip on the Missouri River from Kaw Point to LaBenite Park. Please dress for the weather and bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Bring a simple lunch to enjoy out on the river.

A Missouri River Sunset 3:30 – 8:00 pm
This float embarks on a 14-mile float from LaBenite Park to Ft Osage. Please join us as we explore issues impacting our waterways along the Missouri River with our friends at the Missouri Department of Conservation for our Environmental Humanities Program Series. As the sun lowers in the sky, the Missouri River will take your breath away at sunset! Please dress for the weather and bring a hat, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and good flashlight. Bring a simple dinner to enjoy out on the river.

Register by August 9

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Missouri River Celebration!
August 24, 2019

Many of us drive over the Missouri River daily without giving it a second thought. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join in on an exploration of Missouri’s most magnificent natural and cultural resource in a canoe, kayak or on a powered pontoon? Join us for one of these floats to celebrate this incredible masterpiece in our own backyard! (Adults only)

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on the 4th annual Missouri River Masterpiece
MDC will provide canoes, kayaks, paddles, PFD’s, shuttle service and boat lights for the evening float. Reservations required online at: https://mdc.mo.gov/ and hover over the events tab. Search for events in Kansas City.
You must choose both 1 orientation time and 1 float.
August 15 Canoe Orientation at Burr Oak Woods Education Pond: Burr Oak Woods 1401 NW Park Road Blue Springs, MO 64015 (choose one) Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30, 5:30 – 7:00 or 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Attend an orientation at the Burr Oak Woods Education Pond to learn about Missouri River navigation and to brush up on our canoe strokes before we head out on the river. We will prepare you for your choice of the upcoming floats. Must attend to participate in any of the floats.
August 24
The Day Dawns Bright 6:00 am – 9:00 am
It is magic on the river as the sun peeks over the horizon. We will set out in canoes on an 8-mile float trip on the Missouri River from Platte Landing to Kaw Point. Please dress for the weather and bring water and a good flashlight. Bring a simple breakfast to enjoy out on the river.

Day Float on the Wide Missouri 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
We will set out in canoes on a 15-mile float trip on the Missouri River from Kaw Point to LaBenite Park. Please dress for the weather and bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Bring a simple lunch to enjoy out on the river.

A Missouri River Sunset 3:30 – 8:00 pm
This float embarks on a 14-mile float from LaBenite Park to Ft Osage. Please join us as we explore issues impacting our waterways along the Missouri River with our friends at the Missouri Department of Conservation for our Environmental Humanities Program Series. As the sun lowers in the sky, the Missouri River will take your breath away at sunset! Please dress for the weather and bring a hat, water, sunscreen, bug spray, and good flashlight. Bring a simple dinner to enjoy out on the river.

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

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Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakesenjoy their feast.

Register by August 16

Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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Registration required (adults)
Do you have questions and want to learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? Join the Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association and the Missouri Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers for a CWD Symposium with Questions & Answers with guest speakers Jason Sumners, MDC Resource Science Division Chief and Kip Adams, QDMA Director of Conservation.
registration now on line or email
Missouri@backcountryhunters.org

Register by August 15

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am

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This is a Women's ONLY class.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

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Walk-in (all ages) The Missouri River is one of the longest and most powerful rivers on earth but it is often mischaracterized. Learn more about this amazing natural resource right in our own backyard. What kind of fish and animals live there? What did Lewis and Clark find on the river? Where can you access the river and learn more about it?

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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No registration required (families)
Raising butterflies from caterpillars can be a fun way to learn about native butterflies, their lifecycle and importance in the natural world. From where to find larvae to housing and food, you will learn how you can be a part of this magical process at home.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

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