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Register by August 1

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Participants will learn intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will be taught how to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure a variety of baits to various types of hooks. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

The Discover Nature Fishing Program is designed for children ages 7-15 years old, although parents/guardians are encouraged to learn and fish with their children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm, and Tuesday classes the day before at 4:00pm.

*Prerequisite: Lesson 1

Register by August 4

Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Trap Modification Class
August 5 • Monday • 6-8p.m.
Reservations begin July 22
This is a 2-night class. We will discuss and modify a size 3 trap, weld a trap jaw lamination, night latch a trap dog, attach a new base plate with "D" ring, construct a new chain and shock spring and different types of staking options. We will also address other traps and types of modifications that can be completed on them. This class will be held in the shop, so dress appropriately. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

August 5 • Monday • 6-8p.m.
Reservations begin July 23
This is a 2-night class. We will discuss and modify a size 3 trap, weld a trap jaw lamination, night latch a trap dog, attach a new base plate with "D" ring, construct a new chain and shock spring and different types of staking options. We will also address other traps and types of modifications that can be completed on them. This class will be held in the shop, so dress appropriately. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Register by August 5

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This program is designed for those who have experience with shotguns and want to learn the sport of trap shooting. The clinic will cover safety, appropriate guns, ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field, and field layout, then head to the field to test your new skill.

Register by August 5

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Beginning Shotgun
Aug 6 • Tuesday • 6-8 p.m.
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin July 23
In this introduction to shotguns, you will discuss shotgun actions, gauges, chokes, proper stance and ammunition selection. Participants will have the opportunity to pattern a shotgun and break some clay targets. The shooting portion is not recommended for students weighing less than 90 lbs. Participants ages 11 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Register by August 8

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

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Reservations begin July 25
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 August 8

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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Reservations begin July 25
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 August 9

Date: Friday, August 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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(All Ages)
Meet Jennifer Pharr Davis, athlete, author, speaker, and National Geographic
Adventurer of the Year.

Jennifer has logged more than 14,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents. In 2011, she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. Jennifer has written articles for The New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker and Trail Runner and has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. She will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions, and signing copies of her new book "The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience" which Kirkus Reviews calls “a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off ”.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Blackjack Lake - NOCO Rec Plex

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT AT 314-615-8822.

Register by August 8

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Nature Artisan Series: Nature Photography Workshop
August 10 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
(Ages 14 and up)
Reservations begin July 10
Come and join Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers (MONEP: www. monep.org) as they present simple techniques on how to improve your nature photography skills. MONEP members will also be present to assist participants in the field. Photos taken during the workshop can be entered the 2019 Powder Valley Photo Contest. Bring your cameras and a sack lunch.

Register by August 8

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

In this class, participants will learn basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will also learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, you will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

The Discover Nature Fishing Program is designed for children ages 7-15 years old, although parents/guardians are encouraged to learn and fish with their children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm, and Tuesday classes the day before at 4:00pm.

*Prerequisite: Lesson 1

Register by August 11

Date: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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This program includes handgun fundamentals, operation, safety, maintenance, and safe storage. We start with classroom instruction then move to the range for a live-fire session. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided however you may bring your own handgun and ammunition to the live-fire session.

Register by August 13

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

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(Ages 6-16) Lizards are common wildlife you can often see outdoors in the daytime. How are they different from other common wildlife like birds or squirrels? You might be surprised by the answer. Also, are they slimy? Can they really lose their tails? Have fun learning about lizards with discussion, activities and crafts.

Register by August 12

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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This is an introduction course on how to become a successful hunter using a bow and arrow. We will cover equipment, safety, clothing, tree stand placement, shot placement, and more.

Register by August 15

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

The Discover Nature Fishing Program is designed for children ages 7-15 years old, although parents/guardians are encouraged to learn and fish with their children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for Saturday morning classes closes the Thursday before at 4:00pm, and Tuesday classes the day before at 4:00pm.

*Prerequisite: Lesson 1

Register by August 18

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This program is designed for those who have had some experience with shotguns and want to learn the sport of skeet shooting. The clinic will cover safety, appropriate firearms and ammunition, rules of the skeet game, etiquette on the field, and field layout. Then we will head out to the field for live fire. Firearms and ammunition will be provided or you may bring your own.

Register by August 19

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Pollinator Party!
August 20 • Tuesday • 10–11:30 a.m.
(Ages 3–6)
Reservations begin July 20
You can bee and feel amazing while learning about our native pollinators! Come and learn how invertebrates such as bees and butterflies pollinate plants. Then see bees, butterflies, and other invertebrates up close and personal as we go searching for these amazing creatures.

Register by August 19

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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This clinic will introduce you to the sport of duck hunting. We will cover habitat, biology, migration patterns, clothing, firearms, blinds, safety and more. Then we will work on some calling techniques.

Register by August 25

Date: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This program will teach the fundamentals of archery and atlatl, including equipment, safety, stance, and shooting techniques. We begin in the classroom and then we will move to the static archery range for some live fire. All equipment will be provided.

Register by August 23

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has a new regulation that now requires hunters at certain conservation areas to use non-toxic shotshells while hunting for doves and various other game species. This class was originally designed to help hunters become more efficient and ethical harvesters of waterfowl while using nontoxic ammunition. Instructors will teach participants how to choose the correct choke, load, and shot size for different game, how to estimate shooting distances, and how to effectively lead their target. For more information on the nontoxic shot regulation you can visit https://huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/regulations/nontoxic-shot-r...

Register by August 26

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Dove Season Warm-up
August • 27 Tuesday • 6pm-8pm
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin August 13
Bring your shotgun, 4 boxes of #7 steel shot, and warm-up for dove season. We’ll create typical hunting scenarios to practice your wingshooting for the September 1st opener. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Register by August 27

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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Learning about nature from a young age is good for kids and for the environment. Every month, join Rockwoods naturalists for an outdoor adventure with your little one. The entire class is presented outside, so please dress to be in the water, wear sunscreen, and bring bug spray. Siblings are welcome, but please note this class is designed for ages 3–6.

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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(Ages 3 & up)
No reservations
Get the family outdoors for some Tree-mendous fun! Learn about trees and animal tracks, then create wearable art take home, using those leaves and tracks. Please bring you own all-cotton shirt to decorate and we will provide the rest. Children under 7 will need adult help and supervision. Come while supplies last.

Register by September 6

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Join us for a 2 mile hike along the rocky Turkey Ridge Trail. We will explore a stand of towering pines, the remnants of old limestone mining, and seasonal flora and fauna. Meet at the Rockwoods Reservation Visitor Center at 10 a.m. where you will follow the guides to the trail head.

Register by September 10

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This program teaches the fundamentals of shotgun shooting including types, safety, fit, stance, and shooting techniques. We will start in the classroom then move to the field for some live-fire.

Register by September 15

Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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This program teaches the basic fundamentals of shooting a rifle, including safety, actions, calibers, and shooting stance. We will start in the classroom then head out for some live-fire.

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