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Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 9:15pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT: Into the Land of Oz

Registration is required by calling 816-228-3766 to reserve your guided tour time.

The forest is one of nature’s niches that is full of enchantment and wonder. There are always new and interesting things to learn about if you’re open to the magic of the forest. Join in on the fun as we meet Dorothy and all your favorite Wizard of Oz characters out on the trail to learn about what a niche is and how plants or animals make each complete. What is your niche? How do you fit in?

PERFORMANCE TOURS:
Performances leave every 15 minutes from 3:30-5:30 pm and from 6:00-8:30 pm. Event concludes at 9:15 pm.

AT THE NATURE CENTER:
During the event don't forget to complete your experience by strolling through the nature center to discover just what a niche is through crafts and activities and meet some live wild animals that play an important role in the forest niche at Burr Oak Woods.

Register by October 8

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by October 9

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

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 3–5 with an adult)
Burr Oak Woods is home to many animals, but they don’t all live in the same place. Whether in a tall tree, under a rock or even underwater, find out who lives here and what makes each habitat unique. Registration requied for attending youngsters only.

Register by October 10

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 3–5 with an adult)
Burr Oak Woods is home to many animals, but they don’t all live in the same place. Whether in a tall tree, under a rock or even underwater, find out who lives here and what makes each habitat unique. Registration required for attending youngster only.

Register by October 10

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by October 10

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (families with children 6+)
What can you find in the forest? Wonders abound when we stop and take a closer look. Join us as we use clues to find out what’s hiding in the forest. We will also search for interesting and unusual colors, shapes, and textures that exist all around us. All attending family members must register and dress to be outside for a portion of the program.

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (all ages)
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive snakes enjoy their feast every other Friday.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
The Gross-ology Lab is dedicated to showing how AWESOME some of the most ‘disgusting’ animals in our state can be. In this hands-on lab we will explore the world of the Vomit Munchers, Blood Slurpers, Scat Lovers and Creatures of the Night.

Register by October 13

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) Breaking ground next spring on a new garden at your school, park or neighborhood plot? Monarch waystations, pollinator plantings and outdoor learning laboratories add interest and value for the community while providing essential habitat for wildlife. Start your project off on the right foot with an evening of inspiration and lessons learned from those managing successful school and community gardens. We'll discuss planning ahead for maintenance, watering, organizing volunteers and more. This program is presented in partnership with the Kansas City Native Plant Initiative.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The Environmental Humanities Public Talk Series examines critical environmental issues from a humanities perspective. This event will highlight environmental justice issues, activism and community development as seen locally in Kansas City, Missouri. Kristin Riott, Executive Director of Bridging the Gap and Diane Hershberger, Healthy Marlborough Program Director/Past Vice President, Marlborough Community Coalition, will be our guest speakers at this event. This program presented in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m.

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (babes under 36 months)
Hike with your little one to discover the Bethany Falls Trail, voted #1 in Kansas City! The “Falls” refer to the unique limestone boulders that we will explore. We’ll stop to play and take pictures. Registration requied for attending youngster only. Meet at Nature Center for a moderate walk across our prairie connector trail: ½ mile mowed grass each way to play at the limestone outcroppings.(larger stroller recommended, umbrellas strollers won’t work well). Bring a camera for photo opportunities.

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Register by October 17

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

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) HOWLoween is back and we want you to join the fun! Discovering nature's creepy creatures is just part of the nighttime fun. Take a hike on the Wild Side Walk to get up close with some of Missouri's nocturnal wildlife. Kids will have a howling good time exploring nature stations like Track or Treat, the Bone Yard, the Bat Cave and much more. It will be a howling fun, free and unforgettable event for the entire family.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by October 19

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
We’ve all seen them, in the pond, at the lake, along a river. But what do we really know about herons - the ultimate spear fishers? Fly in to find out more about these amazing aquatic hunters.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Walk-in (ages 2+)
Join us for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Our imaginations are the only limits.

Register by October 23

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

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (adults)
The autumn leaves and the boundless stars will be our only canopy during this unforgettable dining experience as we savor the bounty of a wild autumn harvest, sip warm and wild native teas, and then sit back with a wild edible dessert to listen to tales around the campfire by internationally acclaimed storyteller, Molly Postlewait.

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 5:00am to Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area and Nature Center will be closed to the public for your safety during the scheduled Youth Managed Deer Hunt.
For additional informatiaon email burroak@mdc.mo.gov

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by October 15

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 5:00am to Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

Location: Lost Valley Hatchery

For information and to apply Call 660 530 5500.
Participants must have Hunter Education or Bow Hunter Education.
Participants must not have filled an Archery permit prior to the hunt.
Participants must attend a pre-hunt clinic.
This hunt is intended for novice archery hunters. looking to harvest their first deer.

Register by November 2

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by November 15

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

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