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Register by October 22

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn to quilt with a purpose. That purpose? It’s to learn not only quilting techniques but about the Missouri Ozarks by designing a quilt block based on that theme. The quilt block and topic for this month is the white-tailed deer. By attending all twelve of the monthly sessions you will be able to complete an entire “Ozark- based” quilt. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 15. Reservations are required. Reservations can e made online at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines For further information, call Twin Pines CEC at 573-325-1381.

Register by October 22

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn to quilt with a purpose. That purpose? It’s to learn not only quilting techniques but about the Missouri Ozarks by designing a quilt block based on that theme. The quilt block and topic for this month is the white-tailed deer. By attending all twelve of the monthly sessions you will be able to complete an entire “Ozark- based” quilt. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 15. Reservations are required. Reservations can e made online at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines For further information, call Twin Pines CEC at 573-325-1381.

Register by October 25

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Myths and superstitions abound concerning Halloween and its traditional seasonal icon, the owl. See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo and lay those myths and superstitions to rest. The 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM programs are for schools and the 6:00 PM program is for the public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required. Register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 23

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Looking to learn about Missouri Birds and exercise your creative skills using a natural object? If so, join the Twin Pines staff as we explore the world of Missouri owls and use gourds as a “canvas” for painting these seasonal icons. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Reservations are required. Register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by November 9

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Continue cultivating your creativity and learn about the Rock Bass as you join the Pine Needlers to make the second block of the 2020 Ozark themed quilt. Receiving its common name of Goggle-eye from its characteristically large eyes, this game fish is thicker bodied than most other sunfish and is generally dark brown to bronze above. The class is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 15. Reservations are required. Make reservations on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by November 9

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Continue cultivating your creativity and learn about the Rock Bass as you join the Pine Needlers to make the second block of the 2020 Ozark themed quilt. Receiving its common name of Goggle-eye from its characteristically large eyes, this game fish is thicker bodied than most other sunfish and is generally dark brown to bronze above. The class is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 15. Reservations are required. Make reservations on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by November 27

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Make holiday treasures for your family or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for the holidays from the abundance of natural objects this season offers. The Twin Pines staff will show you how to use items such as twigs, pine needles, acorns, buckeyes and seed pods to create wreath, reindeer and miniature tree ornaments. Class limit of 20. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by December 13

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

Location: Gist Ranch Conservation Area

Join us for a day of hiking through the beautiful Gist Ranch Conservation Area!

Participants will wind through the Ozark forests, glades and across a creek along a roughly 4 mile trail rated as moderate. The trail is mostly-flat but with several steeper inclines. All interested hikers are welcome at the minimum age of 12. Anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by a participating adult.

Along the trail, MDC staff will introduce the basics of backpacking including water filtration and backpack stove options and procedures, and wildlife awareness. Participants will also be introduced to area management techniques including glade restoration, riparian management, burn vs. non-burn units and the growing black bear population in Missouri.

Please bring a day pack with a sack lunch, any snacks, and a large water bottle. Wear sturdy hiking shoes.

Meet MDC staff at the Gist Ranch Shooting Range where we will carpool to our starting point.

Any questions, please email the instructor.

Register by December 14

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

With Missouri black bear populations on the rise, this month’s Pine Needlers will make this large mammal the focus of the third block of the Ozark themed quilt. This animal has had quite a comeback in recent years and it pays to know as much as possible and be “bear aware” as you enjoy the Missouri outdoors. The Twin Pines staff will help you do just that. This class is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 15. Reservations are required. Make reservations on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by December 14

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

With Missouri black bear populations on the rise, this month’s Pine Needlers will make this large mammal the focus of the third block of the Ozark themed quilt. This animal has had quite a comeback in recent years and it pays to know as much as possible and be “bear aware” as you enjoy the Missouri outdoors. The Twin Pines staff will help you do just that. This class is designed for ages 16 and up. Attendees under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Class size limit of 15. Reservations are required. Make reservations on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

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