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Register by October 30

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stone Shelter

(Ages 7 to 12)
Reservations begin October 1.
Ever wonder how owls eat the way they do? Like many birds, owls have a very different way of digesting food. Let’s see what kind of leftovers they may leave behind. Meet at the Stone Shelter.

Register by October 30

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

All ages
Interact with and learn about some of the “spooky” critters found in Missouri! There are many creepy-crawly, slippery-slimy, and night-time prowling wildlife in Missouri. Get ready to be amazed, or spooked, by our diverse wildlife.

Register by November 1

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

All ages
Learn to identify Missouri’s tastiest organisms: Mushrooms! We will focus on mushrooms available for harvest in November and the winter. We will begin with a presentation on identifying winter mushrooms, and end with a short hike to see if we can find any tasty morsels here at Rockwoods.

Register by November 4

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program includes the 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 will be provided.

Register by November 5

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Tower Grove Park-Stupp Center

Gifts To and From Nature
November 7 • Thursday • 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
(All ages)
Fall is a favorite time to discover the beauty of nature. Use natural materials to create a masterpiece all your own. All supplies will be provided for you to decorate a wreath or invent your own décor. You’ll leave with a gift for you and one for wildlife in your backyard. Meet at the Stupp Center in Tower Grove Park.

Register by November 8

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Archery is the skill of using a bow to propel arrows. Nearly everyone — regardless of age, size, or physical ability — can succeed at archery. Join naturalist staff to learn the basics of this fun and challenging sport and get a chance at real target shooting.

Register by November 15

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6-16) From almost zero to half a million turkeys in 50 years – Missouri’s restoration of the wild turkey gives us a chance to observe its interesting natural history. Let’s celebrate the return of the wild turkey while learning about these interesting and unique birds, with discussion, activities and crafts. Dress for the weather, because if possible we’ll go outside to look for turkeys or their sign.

Register by November 15

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

All Ages (must be able to hike 1.8 miles)
Hike the Trail Among the Trees with your canine best friend! This is a 1.8 mile guided hike. We ask that your dog companions be (typically) friendly with other dogs and vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccinations with you to the hike. This can be in the form of paper print out, email, Etc. Please be prepared and dressed for the weather. This trail is moderate in difficulty.

Register by November 19

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

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 outside, wear sunscreen, and bring bug spray. Siblings are welcome, but please note this class is designed for ages 3–6.

Register by November 22

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This month we will be discussing Adventures of a Young Naturalist an autobiographical account of David Attenborough’s early years as one of the world's leading naturalists. He is well-known by everyone who enjoys wildlife programs on television and an avid conservationist.

Register by November 29

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Animal Trapping Workshop
November 30 & December 1 • Saturday • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • And • Sunday • 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin November 16
This two-day clinic will consist of classroom and field exercises. Saturday will cover trap types, cable restraints, trap stakes, lure types of traps for particular animals, and setting up a trap line. Sunday, we will run the trap line, dispatch the animals, skin animals, flesh pelts and discuss where to sell your pelts. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Register by December 13

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

All ages
Learn how to identify trees without their leaves! We will look at bark and other features of trees in the winter that can help us identify them. The program will begin with a presentation of the most common trees and how to identify them in the winter. We will then go outside to test our identification skills on the trees in Rockwoods Reservation. Please be dressed for the weather.

Register by December 17

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Learning about nature from a young age is good for kids and for the environment. Every month, join Rockwoods naturalists for an outdoor-themed adventure with your little one. Join us for a special edition of knee-high naturalists where we create nature based gifts for the holiday season. Siblings are welcome, but please note this class is designed for ages 3–6.

Register by December 17

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Rockwoods Reservation

All Ages
Nature provides many things for us, including craft materials! Come create nature based gifts for the holiday season. We will have multiple crafts for people of all ages to assemble and take home. Please register all participants in your attending party.

Register by December 19

Date: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Tower Grove Park

Outdoor Animal Obstacle Course
Dec 20 • Friday • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
It is winter break, let’s keep moving! Jump, skip, run, hop, and slide around as we learn how MO animals move. Meet at the Gurney Picnic Site (#4 map) within Tower Grove Park.
(Ages 6-12)

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