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Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Workshop is free.
Proper pruning techniques, why to prune, basic biology, How to Hire an Arborist will be presented.
Registration is requested but not required at 417-629-3434 or email jon.skinner@mdc.mo.gov.

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Join Ms. Ladybug as she reads a nature story and shares activities with your child. Please no organized groups. Ages 2-6.

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Cassville City Hall Council Chambers

Workshop is free.
Proper pruning techniques, why to prune, basic biology, How to Hire an Arborist will be presented.
Registration is requested but not required at 417-629-3434 or email jon.skinner@mdc.mo.gov.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

We all know Bambi, but what do you know about real deer? Come in for some antler-related antics and learn some of the wonders of the whitetails. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417 629-3434 for more information.

Register by November 19

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Are you aware there are black bears in Missouri? Join us this month to learn all about these large mammals and how we manage their population. Please, no younger siblings and only one adult per group of kids. Ages 7-12.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Where do wild turkeys live and what do they eat? Which turkeys have beards? What sounds do they make? We’ll discover the answers to these questions and more. Gobble! Gobble! Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Where do wild turkeys live and what do they eat? Which turkeys have beards? What sounds do they make? We’ll discover the answers to these questions and more. Gobble! Gobble! Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6.

Register by November 21

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

This 90-minute video screening is co-sponsored by Grow Native!, Springfield Environmental Collaborative, Ozark Environment News, and the Springfield Yard Ethic Program. This is an educational documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Featured is renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. A panel discussion will follow the video. All ages.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Stop by anytime to learn about wild turkeys in Missouri and make a turkey craft to take home.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Stop by to see members of the Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures. All ages.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

We all know Bambi, but what do you know about real deer? Come in for some antler-related antics and learn some of the wonders of the whitetails. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

We all know Bambi, but what do you know about real deer? Come in for some antler-related antics and learn some of the wonders of the whitetails. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by December 6

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Before or after taking a stroll outdoors, enjoy the scenic photography of nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst as he returns to share images from his latest book Arkansas Splendor. Tim will be available for a book signing from 6-7 pm and 8-9 pm. For a preview of his most recent work and more visit TimErnst.com. All ages.

Register by December 6

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Join the Shoal Creek staff and MAKO fly fishers, for this two-part program designed for the beginner and expert alike. On Friday, December 6th, we will gather at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin to talk fly fishing and fly tying with hands on demonstrations and local experts. We will also cover trout and other species of fish you can catch with fly fishing equipment, what fly’s and lures to use, and other strategies to catch more fish. Then, on Saturday December 14, join us at Roaring River State Park to practice your new skills and try out that new fly! All supplies will be provided but if you have your own fishing equipment feel free to bring it. Please register so we know how many to expect. All are welcome!

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

You’ve seen the fancy flashing light displays all over town—now come out for a quieter, old-fashioned holiday evening. Enjoy a crackling fire, sip hot chocolate, and browse through the gift shop and exhibits when you come indoors to get warm. The trails will be open and patrolled, so bring a flashlight and a walking partner because you’re on your own. All ages. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Register by December 6

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Before or after taking a stroll outdoors, enjoy the scenic photography of nationally known nature photographer Tim Ernst as he returns to share images from his latest book Arkansas Splendor. Tim will be available for a book signing from 6-7 pm and 8-9 pm. For a preview of his most recent work and more visit TimErnst.com. All ages.

Register by December 7

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:15am to 5:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

While known for trout fishing, Roaring River State Park also has an array of hiking trails. Volunteer Brian Conry will help you become familiar with their trail system and hike the Fire Tower Trail. Meet at the Nature Center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike is approximately five miles and rated moderate to difficult. Ages 18-adult.

Register by December 6

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

We will meet at the Andy Dalton Shooting Rage for this program. Learn how to shoot .22-caliber rifles at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area. After classroom discussion, it is out to the range to practice and test your skills. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert shot, meet at the range and enjoy the fun! Refreshments will be provided. Ages 12-17.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

We all know Bambi, but what do you know about real deer? Come in for some antler-related antics and learn some of the wonders of the whitetails. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required. Call 417-888-4237 for more information.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Join Ms. Ladybug as she reads a nature story and shares activities with your child. Please no organized groups. Ages 2-6.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Stop by anytime to make some simple holiday crafts from natural and recycled materials. We’ll supply the materials, you bring the creativity! Adults and children may participate, adult supervision required. All ages. No registration required.

Register by January 11

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Interested in hunting but need help getting started? We will be hosting a series of programs throughout 2020 to introduce people to the heritage sport of hunting. In this program we will answer the question of what is hunting along with what kind of social, time, and financial commitment an individual has to be ready to make to begin hunting safely. For more information call us at 417-742-4361. Online Registration is required to attend this program.

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