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Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Who’s that cat? It’s much bigger than my pet cat! Oh, it’s one of the wildcats of Missouri! Join us as
we find out about the very common bobcat and its less common cousin, the mountain lion. You’ll have a purrr-fectly pleasant time learning about these predators.

Register by January 22

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Mark Twain Lake - M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor

Please join us for a day of fun! Participants will learn how to use the specialized equipment involved with tying flies as well as how to tie three basic flies that can be used in the warm waters of Northeast Missouri as well as the cold waters of trout streams. Equipment and supplies will be provided. This is a free event. Participants 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This class is currently full. Please call 573-248-2530 to be put on the waiting list.

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

The way that owls digest their food may seem a little strange, but we can discover a lot from an owl pellet! Join us to learn about owls and their lifestyles and to dissect owl pellets.

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Join us for a delightful and educational game of Nature Bingo!

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Nature printing is the process of recording images
of objects from the natural world. Little has changed from ancient times. This technique has
been practiced as an art, a craft and an aid to scientific study. We will apply ink pigments to
leaves and grasses and make beautiful prints with them.

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

This hike will test student’s creativity and powers of observation! We will look for natural objects that start with each letter of the alphabet and fill in our
papers as we go.

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Black bears are native to Missouri but they were
nearly wiped out during settlement. Now they're making a comeback. Join us to learn about
Black Bears in Missouri.

Register by May 10

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Hunnewell Hatchery

No fishing or boating experience needed, Participants will get started by learning basic fishing equipment, casting, proper fish handling, knot tying, rigging a pole and line, and baiting a hook. We will do some bank fishing, learn about fishing regulations, and end the day fishing from a small john boat while practicing using a trolling motor. Women 18 years and older, 14 and up can attend with a parent or guardian.

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