Events

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Register by October 10

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Come and experience the age-old tradition of Dutch oven cooking. Together we will create a few different recipes and then sample them

Register by October 11

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations begin September 27.
It’s always a perfect time to enjoy nature.
Join us for a stroller walk outdoors.
Discover how nature appeals to our
senses no matter what our age.

Register by October 10

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Homeschool Field Trip: Aquatics
(3rd-12th grades)
Discover the diverse life in a pond beyond fish. Students will visit an aquatic habitat to sample and identify critters they find. Learn about the complex food chains and how aquatic ecosystems
depend on humans to remain clean and healthy.

Register by October 12

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Oct 14 • Sunday• 1–3:30 p.m.
(Ages 18 & up)
Reservations begin September 1.
Did you ever wonder how soap was originally discovered and made? Learn the basics of making soap, the role wildlife played in the historic process, and how it differs today.

Register by October 12

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program is for youth ages 11-15 that have not duck hunted before and want to learn how. The clinic is mandatory and will focus on safety, migration, decoys, clothing, hunting techniques, calling and more. The hunt be held Saturday October 20, time to be announced. Must hunter education certified and be comfortable handling a shotgun.

Register by October 12

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program is for youth ages 11-15 that have not duck hunted before and want to learn how. The clinic is mandatory and will focus on safety, migration, decoys, clothing, hunting techniques, calling and more. The hunt will be held Sunday October 21, time to be announced. Must be hunter education certified and comfortable handling a shotgun.

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Come spend a beautiful Fall afternoon hiking the Busch Fallen Oak Trail enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. We talk about how animals prepare for winter as we hike the 1-mile trail. You will also see how “Wise Use” has transformed the area over the past 50 years.

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

It’s never too early to learn about the world around you. Every month, infants and toddlers will learn about different nature related topics. We will be outside for part of the class so please dress for the weather.

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Come spend a beautiful Fall afternoon hiking in Rockwoods Reservation enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. We will also talk about how animals prepare for winter as we hike. You will also see how “Wise Use” over the past 80 years has transformed Rockwoods into a wonderful place. Participants should be able to do a 1 ½ mile hike.

Register by October 16

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations are encouraged for the blood drive, starting Oct 1. For more information about the blood drive or to make a donation appointment, call (314) 301-1500. Become a super hero for your community by donating blood to a worthy cause.

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

SPECIAL EVENT!

Ever wonder about the purpose of a mosquito or a spider? Discover a new outlook on the unexpected and unappreciated wildlife that helps make Missouri a great place. Come for a presentation on the owls of Missouri at 6 p.m. Experience “Charlotte’s Web of Life” through a character encounter presentation along one of our trails every fifteen minutes, starting at 7 p.m. Go batty exploring cave life, go wild exploring our nature center at night, and much more! Bring the family as you explore creatures that go bump in the night. Come dressed as your favorite animal!

Register by October 19

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Adults – Age 16 and up
Reservations begin October 5
Join us for an 8.3-mile hike through the forests at the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. The Missouri River overlooks offer panoramic views of the floodplains and varying fall colors that you don’t want to miss!

Register by October 21

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Homeschool Field Trip: Frogs, Dragonflies, and Metamorphosis
(Pre K–2nd grade)
Metamorphosis is an amazing process to see and study. Learn about frog and dragonfly life cycles and try to catch them in their aquatic habitats.

Register by October 18

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Dutch Oven Cooking - Tower Grove Park
October 23 • Tuesday • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Adults)
Reservations begin September 24.
Used for hundreds of years, Dutch ovens deliver some of our favorite dishes. You’ll be surprised how delightful the meals can be, how to gauge the temp, and how to care for the Dutch oven.
This program meets at Tower Grove Park in South City. Bring a water bottle and your appetite.

Register by October 22

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Register by October 18

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Dutch Oven Cooking
October 24 • Wednesday • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Adults)
Reservations begin October 1.
Used for hundreds of years, Dutch ovens deliver some of our favorite dishes. You’ll be surprised how delightful the meals can be, how to gauge the temp, and how to care for the Dutch oven. Meet at parking lot B, next to the visitor center. Bring a water bottle and your appetite.

Register by October 22

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Hunter’s Moon Owl Prowl
October 24 • Wednesday • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
(Adults)
Reservations begin October 1.
For centuries, owls have been surrounded by mystery and wonder. Feared by some and revered by others, people have passed down owl folklore for generations. Join us to learn about owls and the myths that surround them, then take a hike under the full hunter’s moon as we search for these feathered wonders. We’ll start at the visitor center, then return after the hike for some hot chocolate!

Register by October 25

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

(Families)
Reservations begin October 5
Magical creatures are all around us, waiting for you to find them! Discover the fantastic beasts of Missouri with some help from storytellers on our fall hayride under a nearly full moon. Rides will require a reservation and will leave the nature center at 6:00, 6:15, 7:15, and 7:30. Call for handicapped accessible ride information.

Register by October 25

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

(Families)
Reservations begin October 5
Magical creatures are all around us, waiting for you to find them! Discover the fantastic beasts of Missouri with some help from storytellers on our fall hayride under a nearly full moon. Rides will require a reservation and will leave the nature center at 6:00, 6:15, 7:15, and 7:30. Call for handicapped accessible ride information.

Register by October 25

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

(Families)
Reservations begin October 5
Magical creatures are all around us, waiting for you to find them! Discover the fantastic beasts of Missouri with some help from storytellers on our fall hayride under a nearly full moon. Rides will require a reservation and will leave the nature center at 6:00, 6:15, 7:15, and 7:30. Call for handicapped accessible ride information.

Register by October 25

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

(Families)
Reservations begin October 5
Magical creatures are all around us, waiting for you to find them! Discover the fantastic beasts of Missouri with some help from storytellers on our fall hayride under a nearly full moon. Rides will require a reservation and will leave the nature center at 6:00, 6:15, 7:15, and 7:30. Call for handicapped accessible ride information.

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Please dress for the weather. Open toed shoes are not recommended for shooting activities. All equipment will be provided.

Register by October 30

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6-16)
If you watch a spider, maybe it will spin a web and catch a fly, or maybe it will sit still on a flower to ambush a bee, or maybe it will sidle up close to a little bug and jump up to pounce on it, because there are all kinds of spiders, except vegetarians – they all have to catch their dinner one way or another. Join us to learn more about these spectacular eight-legged hunters, and please dress for the weather, because if possible, this program will include a spider hike.

Register by October 31

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations begin October 17.
Old school meets new school as
technology is the way of today. We will
introduce you to both a compass and
GPS. We’ll start by learning to navigate
using a map and compass. Students will
then set their own course for others to
follow. After taking a break for lunch
we will pursue Geocaching. Participants
should bring a sack lunch, water bottle,
and dress to be outdoors for the day.

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