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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 October 28

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual introduction to cleaning fish 101. This session will focus on cleaning scaled fish like bass and perch. We will look at some of the common equipment needed and common methods of cleaning these fish.

Register by October 29

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Virtual

Learn the steps necessary to process a deer yourself. We will discuss the field dressing process and demonstrate how to skin and butcher a deer in simple easy steps with minimum equipment. You'll learn tips on how to make sure your wild game is the best quality possible.

*You will receive a WebEx email invite from our Event Management System 24 hours in advance of the program. Be sure to check your junk email for this link if you do not receive it in your inbox. Please register each person attending individually, even if you all will be on one computer.

Questions? Call (417) 895-6881 x1644
Instructors: Greg Collier & Steven Govero

Register by October 28

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Virtual

Scouting and a little "woodsman" knowledge are important for a great outdoor experience and harvest. This program will be beneficial to novice hunters interested in deer habits and scouting, deer stand placement and we will have a virtual look at acorns and browse plots.

Register by November 4

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual introduction to cleaning fish 101. This session will focus on cleaning skinned fish like catfish. We will look at some of the common equipment needed and common methods of cleaning these fish.

Register by November 10

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

Join us for our regular virtual program series where you can ask the naturalist questions about nature topics. Naturalist Jordi Raos will talk about the many ways animals in Missouri survive our winters (or do not). Ever wonder what they are doing or where they go? The program will be followed by a live Q&A session. When registering, please provide an active email address in your profile as you will receive a link one day prior to the program. Recommended for all ages. Call 417-888-4237 for more information. Select the blue "Register" button in the top right corner to register.

Register by November 10

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

The turkey is a common theme of study in November and we will do some investigation of this special bird of the Ozarks. We will use our Discover Nature Schools science notebook and team up with area students. Homeschool students and area third and/or fourth grade classes please join us. Discover Nature, Nature Unleashed student books may be requested and mailed to the school for free. Just sign on our MDC teacher portal.

Register by November 17

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

Wild turkeys strut their stuff all around Missouri and November is a great month to learn more about these chatty birds. By the end of this virtual program you will be able to cluck and purr with the best of them! When registering, please provide an active email address in your profile as you will receive a link one day prior to the program. Ages 3-6. Call 417-888-4237 for more information. Select the blue "Register" button in the top right corner to register.

Register by November 19

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

There are many different mammals that live in Missouri. In this virtual program you will learn about their characteristics, habitats, and other interesting facts. When registering, please provide an active email address in your profile as you will receive a link one day prior to the program. Recommended for all ages. Call 417-888-4237 for more information. Select the blue "Register" button in the top right corner to register.

Register by November 24

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

Join us for our regular virtual program series where you can ask the naturalist questions about nature topics. Learn about invasive zebra mussels and the harm they cause in Missouri with Naturalist Alan Reed followed by a live Q&A session. When registering, please provide an active email address in your profile as you will receive a link one day prior to the program. Call 417-888-4237 for more information. Select the blue "Register" button in the top right corner to register.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Virtual

Virtual Program: This clinic gives families an opportunity to learn about the skills necessary to hunt Rabbits. Topics include safety, rules and regulations, hunting methods, hunting techniques, as well as how to care and process for harvested game.

Register by December 19

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

Location: Virtual

Online Virtual Program: Are your children interested in shooting, but you need help getting started? Air rifle is one of the safest ways to start the youth off in shooting safely. We will cover the basic safety of a firearm, fundamentals of shooting and other youth programs available. This will be a fun and safe way for children and their parents to learn and enjoy shooting together.

Register by January 19

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

Our region of the state is soaring with eagles during the wintertime, and we love to study them. This virtual class is geared for homeschool, third and fourth grade classes utilizing the DNS Nature Unleashed student books and science notebooks. Please join us. And Discover Nature Sch materials may be ordered on our teacher portal.

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