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NOTICE: In-Person Events Limited Due to COVID

In-person MDC events and programs at our nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state are limited due to COVID-19 considerations. MDC is offering new online programs that allow people to attend virtually. Please check our class listings to see what classes are limited, in-person classes or virtual classes.

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Register by December 4

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 4

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 4

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 4

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Virtual

While many of our songbirds are vacationing in tropical weather, our hardy woodpeckers are still at work on the bare trees of our forests. Come join us for an virtual introduction to our woodpeckers, which are most visible during the cool winter weather, and learn how you can build habitat to attract them. (all ages)

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins

Register by December 5

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Deck the halls with boughs of holly...the holidays are just around the corner and we're in the mood to decorate! We'll use nature's resources to create wonderful winter wreaths, swags, and garlands. You provide a grapevine wreath (the size and shape you want), and we'll provide everything else.
Some tools, (pruners, pliers, gloves and wire cutters) will be available to use or you can bring your own.
To ensure the safety of all, masks are required and participants will social distance.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 6

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Duck Creek Conservation Area

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 staff will show you how to use items such as tree cookies, twigs, pine needles, pine cones, and acorns to create Christmas tree ornaments. We will be using paint and wood burning to enhance our creations. Class limit of 10. Masks will be required.
For further information, call 573-222-3337 ext 1030.

Register by December 8

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Virtual

In December, the wind is cold and the trees are bare… well, most of the trees. Some trees keep their leaves all through the cold, winter months. Missouri is home to many tree species, but few evergreens are native. Tune in to learn which ones are.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 9

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Every winter Missouri provides a temporary home to several migratory songbirds. We will learn how to identify some of these feathered friends and build a bird feeder to take home. (ages 6+)

To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 9

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Every winter Missouri provides a temporary home to several migratory songbirds. We will learn how to identify some of these feathered friends and build a bird feeder to take home. (ages 6+)

To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 10

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Every winter Missouri provides a temporary home to several migratory songbirds. We will learn how to identify some of these feathered friends and build a bird feeder to take home. (ages 6+)

To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 10

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Every winter Missouri provides a temporary home to several migratory songbirds. We will learn how to identify some of these feathered friends and build a bird feeder to take home. (ages 6+)

To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 11

Date: Friday, December 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

Every winter Missouri provides a temporary home to several migratory songbirds. We will learn how to identify some of these feathered friends and
how to attract them to your backyard. (ages 6+)

Date: Friday, December 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Drop in anytime between 5 and 7 to enjoy the serenity of a winter night as you stroll along the White Oak Trace Trail. We'll light the path for you and provide hot, winter beverages for your enjoyment. After your walk, stop inside the nature center to warm up and view our exhibits. Our trail is paved and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Youth and adult groups are welcome.
To ensure the safety of all, this program requires family groups to practice social distancing.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Brrr, it's cold outside! Winter can be a tough time of year for wild animals. The cold wind blows and food is scarce. Luckily, they have some special tricks for surviving the season. Tune into this virtual program and discover how wild animals survive winter. This program is designed for age 0-2 but all ages are welcome.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

Brrr, it's cold outside! Winter can be a tough time of year for wild animals. The cold wind blows and food is scarce. Luckily, they have some special tricks for surviving the season. Tune into this virtual program and discover how wild animals survive winter. This program is designed for ages 3-6 but all ages are welcome.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 17

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Ever wonder what it takes to keep all the nature center reptiles, amphibians, and fish happy? Thanks to some amazing animal care volunteers, they are fed a delicious smorgasbord of crickets, worms, minnows, and more! Meet a few of our captive critters and observe them eating during this live, virtual program. (all ages)

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Get the family out of the house and stop by to have some holiday, family fun. Celebrate the beauty of the outdoors by making some nature-inspired crafts using natural items. We'll bring the supplies, you bring the enthusiasm!
To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Get the family out of the house and stop by to have some holiday, family fun. Celebrate the beauty of the outdoors by making some nature-inspired crafts using natural items. We'll bring the supplies, you bring the enthusiasm!
To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Virtual

So, you’ve had a successful hunt? Now what? Often, we go to the same old recipes for our harvest, why not learn something new? This virtual program will provide you several recipes to try for the holidays using your wild game. All recipes will be provided so you can impress your friends and family around the celebration table this year.

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.

Registration ends 2 hours before program begins.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Get the family out of the house and stop by to have some holiday, family fun. Celebrate the beauty of the outdoors by making some nature-inspired crafts using natural items. We'll bring the supplies, you bring the enthusiasm!
To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Get the family out of the house and stop by to have some holiday, family fun. Celebrate the beauty of the outdoors by making some nature-inspired crafts using natural items. We'll bring the supplies, you bring the enthusiasm!
To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Each family member that plans to attend must be registered.

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