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Register by May 24

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 12-18)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Archery, Atlatl, Canoeing).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by May 24

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 12-18)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Fishing, Orienteering, Air Rifles).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 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 are fed every other week (June 7 & 21).

Register by June 6

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

This program includes handgun safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance and safe storage. Equipment and ammunition will be provided; you may bring your own firearm and ammunition to the live-fire session.

Register by June 6

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Take a walk down to Burr Oak Creek to discover who lives there. This stream is home to fish, crayfish, insects and more! We will meet at the Bethany Falls pavilion, hike down a rocky trail to the creek, and use nets to catch and identify aquatic wildlife in this wet and wild experience.

Register by May 24

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 8-11)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Archery, Atlatl, Canoeing).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by May 24

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 8-11)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Fishing, Orienteering, Air Rifles).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by May 24

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 12-18)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Fishing, Orienteering, Air Rifles).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by May 24

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 12-18)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Archery, Atlatl, Canoeing).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by June 9

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Lake Jacomo Marina

Lesson 1: Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish Handling combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing rod, parts of a fishing rod, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish. Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Ages 7 and above. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Register by May 24

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 8-11)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Fishing, Orienteering, Air Rifles).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by May 24

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 8-11)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Archery, Atlatl, Canoeing).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by June 12

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

This program includes shotgun safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance and safe storage. Equipment and ammunition will be provided; you may bring your own firearm and ammunition to the live-fire session.

Register by June 12

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Camping is a fun way to unplug and spend time together as a family. From car camping at your local campground to a remote backcountry experience, there is something for everyone. Join our seasoned staff to learn about what equipment and skills you need to start camping today.

Register by June 10

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Prairie Hollow Lake, James A. Reed MWA

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 or 4.

Register by May 24

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 8-11)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Archery, Atlatl, Canoeing).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by May 24

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required on-line (ages 8-11)

If you love to have fun outdoors and like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety and leadership skills are stressed. Join us as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills (Fishing, Orienteering, Air Rifles).

Registration on-line reserves your spot. A confirmation telephone call will be received after May 14th to complete your registration. If you have questions, please call the nature center at 816-228-3766.

Register by June 13

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

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, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Many families find camping to be a very rewarding experience with memories to last a lifetime. Discover some great places to camp within 2 hours of Blue Springs, MO and how to plan a fun and comfortable camping trip for all.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-In (ages 8+) Catching a fish on a lure that you created adds a whole new dimension of fun to fishing. This program will give you the opportunity to tie your own jig to catch that next fish. Whether you are new to jig tying or experienced make plans to join the fun!

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

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.

Register by June 14

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for each family member attending (families with children 8+)
Lakes and streams are beautiful and are a unique part of the outdoor recreation opportunities in Missouri. Gain confidence exploring out on the water as you learn basic canoe, kayak and stand-up paddleboard strokes, problem-solving tips, and how to plan your own river trip. Please call to register. This program will be presented at the W. Robert Aylward Educational Pond.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

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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