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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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Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This program is a familiarization of how to shoot the game of 5-Stand Sporting Clays. This course is not for the beginning shotgun shooter but is for the person who is new to 5-Stand and wants to learn about shooting the game. Space is limited to 15 students. INFORMATION: COVID-19 continues to impact daily operations at all MDC facilities including in-person programs and education classes. Protocols are now in place to provide safety for students and staff including:
• Only pre-registered students and staff are allowed in the classroom
• All staff are required to wear a facemask and practice social distancing
• All students are encouraged to wear a facemask and must practice social distancing
• All students will be asked to use hand sanitizer when arriving and prior to handling firearms
Everyone will be asked self-certification questions related to COVID-19. If you answer yes to any of the following self-certification questions, you should NOT attend.
• Do you, or a person you live with, have:
o A temperature of 100.4°F or higher, OR
o Two or more of the following: chills, new loss of taste or smell, or unexplained body aches, headache, or sore throat, OR
o One or more of the following: dry, non-productive cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough), shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
• If you have traveled outside of Missouri, did you have contact with anyone known to have COVID-19 or visit an area with high incident of COVID-19?
• Have you come into contact with anyone who has been sick?
• In the last two weeks, did you care for or have close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Please self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending the program and stay home if you are exhibiting symptoms.
All in-person classes are subject to cancelation or postponement due to COVID-19. If you decide that you are not going to attend the program, please remove yourself from the registration roster online so others may have the opportunity since space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact the lead instructor listed for this session. Thank you.

Register by April 13

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Virtual

It’s time to get outdoors and start planting but how do seeds work? We will learn about what a seed is, why there are so many different kinds, and see just how amazing they really are. 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.

Register by April 14

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Virtual

Swallowtails are wonderful butterflies. How do you identify them? What plants are important to them? Join us for our regular virtual program series where you can ask the naturalist questions about nature topics. Learn about these interesting creatures 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. Recommended for ages 10-adult.

Register by April 17

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Take a spring hike with a naturalist on the nature center trails. Learn about key features along the way and plants and animals that inhabit the area. Hike is two miles. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. Ages 10-adult.

Register by April 22

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Get involved with beautifying the Nature Center area! We are removing invasive plants during this work project that involves cutting bush honeysuckle – a plant that outcompetes native plants. We will provide loppers and safety glasses. Bring work gloves and clothes that you can get dirty. Dress for the weather and wear proper footwear for being off-trail. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. Ages 18-adult.

Register by April 22

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Get involved with beautifying the Nature Center area! We are removing invasive plants during this work project that involves cutting bush honeysuckle – a plant that outcompetes native plants. We will provide loppers and safety glasses. Bring work gloves and clothes that you can get dirty. Dress for the weather and wear proper footwear for being off-trail. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. Ages 18-adult.

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This program is designed for the beginning shotgun shooter. We will talk about firearm safety, the parts of the shotgun, how to load, fire, and unload the firearm, and how to safely shoot the shotgun. Space is limited to 15 students. INFORMATION: COVID-19 continues to impact daily operations at all MDC facilities including in-person programs and education classes. Protocols are now in place to provide safety for students and staff including:
• Only pre-registered students and staff are allowed in the classroom
• All staff are required to wear a facemask and practice social distancing
• All students are encouraged to wear a facemask and must practice social distancing
• All students will be asked to use hand sanitizer when arriving and prior to handling firearms
Everyone will be asked self-certification questions related to COVID-19. If you answer yes to any of the following self-certification questions, you should NOT attend.
• Do you, or a person you live with, have:
o A temperature of 100.4°F or higher, OR
o Two or more of the following: chills, new loss of taste or smell, or unexplained body aches, headache, or sore throat, OR
o One or more of the following: dry, non-productive cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough), shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
• If you have traveled outside of Missouri, did you have contact with anyone known to have COVID-19 or visit an area with high incident of COVID-19?
• Have you come into contact with anyone who has been sick?
• In the last two weeks, did you care for or have close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Please self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending the program and stay home if you are exhibiting symptoms.
All in-person classes are subject to cancelation or postponement due to COVID-19. If you decide that you are not going to attend the program, please remove yourself from the registration roster online so others may have the opportunity since space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact the lead instructor listed for this session. Thank you.

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