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Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

In a busy world it is nice to take time out and do something with the family. So join us at Twin Pines for our annual Family Fish Day and enjoy sitting under the pines while you and the kids try for that "big one." You may even win a prize for your catch. We will also have a variety of other activities and hot dogs and lemonade, if you get hungry. For this event only, no Missouri fishing license is required.

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!

Register by September 21

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Jakes stands for Junior Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship. This event is designed for children ages 6 to 12 and features a variety of activities related to the great outdoors. NWTF members and the Twin Pines staff will present sessions that introduce and improve skills related to archery, air rifle, hunting, fishing, plants, wildlife and safety. Lunch will be served. Each participant will be entered in the event’s prize drawing and will receive a goodie bag. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by September 20

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

If you enjoy working with your hands, you will enjoy this workshop. Participants study the history of the longbow, bow design and performance. Then you will carve your own longbow from a wooden stave using basic hand tools. Some woodworking skill is helpful. The class starts with an introductory session on Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM and continues Friday and Saturday with sessions that run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance at ALL sessions is REQUIRED. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 13

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn about the Ozark River system, how it evolved from being used to float tie rafts during the timber boom to a recreational area and the tradition of gifting a sassafras paddle. Then get creative as you paint or wood burn a river scene onto a paddle of your own. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 24

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 7:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo as you explore the myths and superstitions that have developed regarding this traditional seasonal icon. The 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM programs are for schools and the 6:00 PM program is for the general public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

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