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Register by April 21

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Taste samples of nature’s bounty throughout the seasons. This program includes information on plant identification, preparation and cooking techniques. We will be taking a short hike around the center, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Open to ages 12 and up.

Register by April 28

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Did you ever wonder what life was like for the pioneers who settled the Missouri Ozarks? Using Lennis Broadfoot’s book, “Pioneers of the Ozarks,” the Twin Pines staff and volunteers bring to life characters from its pages. Learn about the strange customs of living that have now vanished and see a bit of a life that was vastly different from anything known today. These portraits illustrate a variety of activities from the late 1800s, such as soap making, hunting, quilting, rug making, spinning, and more.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 6:30am to 8:15am

Location: Maramec Spring Hatchery

Register by May 19

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Nature is wild and has its beauty. So what better way to enjoy that beauty than to enjoy it with safety? This month’s Little Stinker’s topic is Bear Aware and features the book, “It’s the BEAR!” by Jez Alborough. The main character, Eddie, finds himself alone in the woods after this mom goes back to get the pie she forgot to bring for their picnic. A very large bear comes and gobbles up the picnic lunch and is now looking for dessert. Eddie is hoping he is not the dessert the bear has in mind. Find out what happens next and join us after the story for some activities based on the Bear Aware theme.

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 7:30am to 7:00pm

Location: Maramec Spring Hatchery

Women of all ages will have a chance to trout fish for free at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday, September 9th. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this free event. A special area of the spring branch will be roped off for use by female anglers only.

Not only is the event free, but there will be 100 tagged prize fish stocked into the fishing area. When an angler catches one of these fish they can win an assortment of prizes, like a fishing rod, vest, tackle box, or net.

To help newcomers discover the joys of trout fishing, there will be plenty of fishing instruction offered as well. Informal instruction will be offered including basic trout fishing tactics, casting, cleaning and cooking your catch. Also some free trout tacos will be available for tasting.

Men are welcome to fish the rest of the park below the women’s fishing area, with the purchase of a daily tag. Bring the whole family to enjoy the day!

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