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Register by October 4

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

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. National Wild Turkey Federation 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 and Jakes membership. On-site registration is available but pre-registration is advised . To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Big Piney Sportsman Club

This Women's Only Handgun Basics program will include safety, operation and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle or 9mm. After a lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper and steel targets.

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

This workshop will cover types and uses of traps, regulations and ethics, trap preparation and demonstrations of water and dry land sets. Participants under 16 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult that is also registered for the workshop.

Register by October 15

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and National Park Service (NPS) present “Gigs and Ghosts” Oct. 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Round Springs lower landing.
Gigging season on Ozark streams and rivers runs from Sept. 15 through Jan. 31. Gigging consists of spearing fish rather than catching them with a hook and line. It is primarily a nighttime activity and is most effective in shallow, clear water.
MDC will instruct youths, ages 8 to 15, on fish identification and gigging techniques and regulations. NPS will host a storytelling session around a campfire on the gravel bar.
Participants should note this is program is not at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center but is at Round Springs lower landing.
Limit 20. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information call (573)325-1381. Information about gigging can be found at www.mdc.mo.gov/fishgigging.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 18

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. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or 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. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register 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.

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