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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 13

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (adults) Bundle up and join our native landscape specialist for a winter walk at the Discovery Center. Together we'll observe winter's subtle charm and discuss how wildlife thrives when you add native plants to your own backyard. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 16

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)
Magical moments in nature are waiting for you! Go on an adventure with a Naturalist to make amazing discoveries as you explore on a trail close to the nature center.
Notes: Dress for the weather and meet in front of the nature center. Program will be all outdoors, weather permitting. If it is very cold and/or there is more than light rain/sleet/snow program will be cancelled.

Register by February 15

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

Registration required (ages 10+) Winter birding can be a rewarding nature experience in your own backyard. Join a Discovery Center naturalist to lean basic tips and tricks to identify our local feathered friends. This virtual program will also cover habitat, bird feeding and specific equipment that can help when bird watching.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Register by February 20

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Our annual Urban Woodsman Special Event to celebrate syrup making and all things from the winter woods is back with a more intimate feel. This smaller event designed for ages 10 and up will highlight all the resources that trees provide. Winter camp skills such as fire building, wood splitting and campfire cooking will be on display as well as the collection and processing of tree sap into syrup. It will still be a great winter day tradition and we look forward to seeing you there. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 17

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)
In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical and spectacular to be able to make something delicious to eat out of some liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap, and make delicious syrup from native trees.
Note: Dress for the weather and meet in front of the nature center. Program will be all outdoors, weather permitting. If it is very cold and /or there is more than light rain/sleet/snow program will be cancelled.

Register by February 20

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Our annual Urban Woodsman Special Event to celebrate syrup making and all things from the winter woods is back with a more intimate feel. This smaller event designed for ages 10 and up will highlight all the resources that trees provide. Winter camp skills such as fire building, wood splitting and campfire cooking will be on display as well as the collection and processing of tree sap into syrup. It will still be a great winter day tradition and we look forward to seeing you there. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 17

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)
In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical and spectacular to be able to make something delicious to eat out of some liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap, and make delicious syrup from native trees.
Note: Dress for the weather and meet in front of the nature center. Program will be all outdoors, weather permitting. If it is very cold and /or there is more than light rain/sleet/snow program will be cancelled.

Register by February 20

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Our annual Urban Woodsman Special Event to celebrate syrup making and all things from the winter woods is back with a more intimate feel. This smaller event designed for ages 10 and up will highlight all the resources that trees provide. Winter camp skills such as fire building, wood splitting and campfire cooking will be on display as well as the collection and processing of tree sap into syrup. It will still be a great winter day tradition and we look forward to seeing you there. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 23

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)
Magical moments in nature are waiting for you! Go on an adventure with a Naturalist to make amazing discoveries as you explore on a trail close to the nature center.
Notes: Dress for the weather and meet in front of the nature center. Program will be all outdoors, weather permitting. If it is very cold and/or there is more than light rain/sleet/snow program will be cancelled.

Register by February 22

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

Registration required (ages 10+) Winter birding can be a rewarding nature experience in your own backyard. Join a Discovery Center naturalist to learn basic tips and tricks to identify our local feathered friends. This virtual program will also cover habitat, bird feeding and specific equipment that can help when bird watching.

Register by February 26

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Winter is full of wonder and processing tree sap into syrup is one of those wonders. This program will cover the basics of tree selection, collection and processing to turn that watery sap into delicious syrup. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 26

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Winter is full of wonder and processing tree sap into syrup is one of those wonders. This program will cover the basics of tree selection, collection and processing to turn that watery sap into delicious syrup. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 27

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Winter is full of wonder and processing tree sap into syrup is one of those wonders. This program will cover the basics of tree selection, collection and processing to turn that watery sap into delicious syrup. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 24

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)
In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical and spectacular to be able to make something delicious to eat out of some liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap, and make delicious syrup from native trees.
Note: Dress for the weather and meet in front of the nature center. Program will be all outdoors, weather permitting. If it is very cold and /or there is more than light rain/sleet/snow program will be cancelled.

Register by February 27

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Registration required (ages 10+) Winter is full of wonder and processing tree sap into syrup is one of those wonders. This program will cover the basics of tree selection, collection and processing to turn that watery sap into delicious syrup. This is an all outdoor program so dress for the weather. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor the day prior to the event if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program.

Register by February 24

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)
In our culture of a supermarket in every neighborhood, it is almost magical and spectacular to be able to make something delicious to eat out of some liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap, and make delicious syrup from native trees.
Note: Dress for the weather and meet in front of the nature center. Program will be all outdoors, weather permitting. If it is very cold and /or there is more than light rain/sleet/snow program will be cancelled.

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

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