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Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Bray (Marguerite) Conservation Area

This free basic fly tying class will cover terminology, equipment, materials and types of flies. This will be a hands-on class where participants will tie their own flies. All equipment and materials will be furnished. This class is open to participants age 12 and older. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by March 14

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Create a unique wearable work of art while using a deer shed to make a set of earrings, necklace pendant, ring or brooch. Join us as we examine deer antlers and shed hunting as you craft your jewelry. This will be a hands-on class during which participants will make their own jewelry. Ages 16 and up. Reservations required. Limited class size.

Register by March 30

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Whoooo’s there? Missouri owls, that’s who! Discover nature and explore the fascinating lives of these winged nighttime hunters. You'll learn about the different species of owls that frequent Missouri and what makes them special. Explore the night forest as you search for these amazing creatures during an evening of owling. Please dress for the weather.

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

Location: Maramec Spring Hatchery

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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