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Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Encountering Native American artifacts is a common experience for Missourians. Because of the number of waterways that crisscross our state, Missouri in the past supported large populations of native peoples who left traces of their existence all over our state. Join us to learn how with a bit of practice and basic knowledge of what to look for, you can spot places that likely were used by earlier residents and may contain still contain artifacts from Native American residents.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

When people first came to Missouri they saw wetlands as useless, dark and creepy places. The Swamp Act changed that and encouraged people to move to swampy places. Join us to learn about the Swamp Act, Missouri’s wetlands and why we must protect this valuable resource.

Register by April 28

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

This hunt is intended for adults who have never harvested a wild turkey. The Clinic will take place on the 4th at Visitor Center. The hunt will be the following morning on property surrounding the Lake. Hunt can continue on Sunday. Participants must attend the clinic to be eligible for the hunt.

Date: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

There’s fungus among us!! Join us to
learn about Missouri’s edible mushrooms, and those you should avoid!

Register by May 3

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

This 3-hour course will teach participants how to use the Discover Nature Fishing program (DNF) to teach youths and families a variety of fishing skills. It is a free program, open to all volunteers 14-years of age or older. Please contact Alyssa Garver (660-785-2420) for more information. You MUST register by May 3rd to attend the class.

Register by May 3

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Hannibal Office

This 3-hour course will teach participants how to use the Discover Nature Fishing program (DNF) to teach youths and families a variety of fishing skills. It is a free program, open to all volunteers 14-years of age or older. Please contact Alyssa Garver (660-785-2420) for more information. You MUST register by May 3rd to attend the class.

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.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Missouri's natural landscapes are rich in beautiful wildflowers. Those special places, where native wildflowers still grow in profusion as they did before the state was settled, have long been valued and protected by Missourians. Join us to learn about the wildflowers found in our area.. We will also make beautiful paper flowers after the presentation.

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollination animals, such as bees, bats, beetles, birds and more! Join us to learn about
Missouri’s pollinating species!

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Habitats in Missouri have changed. The plants and animals living here had to adapt or they could not survive. Join us to learn about animal adaptations and extinctions.

Register by May 28

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

Activities include: Archery, Shotgun, Rifle, Paddling, Fishing, Dutch Oven Cooking, Geocaching, and Nature Craft.
For Questions Email Rob.Garver@mdc.mo.gov or Call (660)785-2420

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

No one knows why these giant
animals became extinct. Join us to learn about the giant prehistoric animals of Missouri.

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

- Join us for casting, knot tying, free fishing and more! We will also have goody bags for the kids! We will have bait available for everyone. Please bring your own pole. We will have a very limited supply of poles to lend out. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration is required for this FREE program!

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Missouri’s nickname is “The cave state” because we have more than 7,000 caves. Join us to learn about how they are formed, where to find them and what animals make their homes in Missouri’s caves.

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

The Monarch Butterfly is one of North America’s most iconic insects. Join us to learn more about this beautiful insect, its life cycle, the danger it is in, and how we can help build a future for the Monarch so that future generations can enjoy its beauty.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

The river system has served as a highway for Native Americans, European explorers and early Settlers. Today it is used as a major inland transportation route for barges carrying grain. Join us to learn how and why a river changes over time.

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