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Register by December 19

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Reservations begin Dec 1
Did you know that Missouri has 14 million acres of forest land containing thousands of trees? Learn more about trees and their uses not only to humans, but to animals as well. Discover one of those uses, first-hand, by completing a craft project to take home or give as a gift.

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

No Reservation Required
Need a last-minute gift from the heart with a natural touch? Bring the family out for some holiday fun. There will be nature inspired crafts for all ages to make and take home. Continue the holiday spirit through an outdoor holiday scavenger hunt. Program will be in the lobby and families can come anytime between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register by December 28

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 8:00am

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.

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Candy is a fiber artist, quilter, author and teacher. She exhibits and sells fiber art and quilts, teaching quilting and fiber arts locally and regionally. She is also a Teacher Naturalist at Shaw Nature Reserve and often combines her love of fabric and nature. While teaching quilting for several years she has developed a passion for turning the traditional into something new and exciting. Her first book, Reimagined Dresden, will be published in 2019 by C & T Publishing.

Her fiber art is contemporary and often explores new techniques and presentations with themes of nature, maps and circles.
She makes her home in the woods in Franklin County as well as in the city of St. Louis, MO.

At Powder Valley I will do a hands-on demonstration using small bits and scraps of fabric to create a landscape/treescape. The project can be done at home with fabric, paper, stitch or glue and is fun for all ages.

Register by January 10

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Who’s that hooting it up each January
evening? Owls that’s who. You will learn
what makes them such effective night
time hunter and why they hoot so much
this time of year. Be prepared to spend
some of the time outside.

Please bring warm clothing including gloves, and flashlights.
***
Everyone that will be attending should register individually for this program.

Register by January 15

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 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.
**Siblings are welcome, but please note that this program has been designed for ages 0 to 3.

Register by January 24

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Do you have maple trees and love maple syrup? This workshop will teach you how to develop your own backyard maple syrup operation, and we cover everything from tree identification to cooking. Portions of the program are outside, so please dress for the weather.
*** Please bring a sack lunch.
*** Register all adults that will be attending.

Register by January 25

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Reservations are required and begin immediately.
Sign up each individual that will be attending.

This is a fun evening for all ages. Join us as we welcome back the Missouri falconers and their hunting partners! Falconry, a sport reported as early as 700 B.C.E. is still practiced today. Learn what falconry is and how to become a falconer. The evening will begin in the auditorium with a presentation on raptors and the art of falconry. Following the presentation you will have an opportunity to “meet and greet” the birds and their hunting partners, and see some of the equipment used in the sport of falconry. Be sure to bring your cameras.

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