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Register by April 11

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Citizen Science and iNaturalist
Apr 13 • Saturday • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Ages 10 and up)
Reservations begin March 13th

Interested in learning how you can become a Citizen Scientist? iNaturalist is a web-based, citizen science platform that enables people to document and report the richness of living things around us. This program will focus on how to use iNaturalist to help monitor the biodiversity in the Greater St. Louis Area. Digital camera, smart phone, tablet or laptop computer are highly recommended, as we will be using this technology to collect, and submit nature observations on iNaturalist, during this program.

Register by April 7

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Shaw Nature Reserve - Adlyne Freund Center

Turkey Calling for the Beginner:
Have you always wanted to learn how to call turkeys, but just didn’t have anyone to teach you how---or didn’t know where to begin? Well this may be just the program for you, designed for the
beginner with little to no turkey calling experience. Learn how to use a variety of turkey calls
including: box calls, push button calls, slate calls and even mouth calls. Learn the different sounds ‘
turkeys make during the breeding season and how to duplicate those sounds with your favorite calls.
This course will be some lecture and a lot of time trying different kinds of calls. Feel free to bring your own call, or try the ones we have.

NOTE: If students want to try a mouth call they need to bring their own call --- and those students 15 years of age or younger need to have parental attendance and supervision to use these calls.
This course is for beginning turkey callers ages 6 years old and up.

Age of Participants: 6 years old and up (6 – 15 years need to have a parent with them)
Things to Bring: Dress for the weather and bring your favorite turkey calls

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Jefferson Lake - Forest Park

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: O'Fallon Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Carondelet Park - Boathouse Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Register by April 26

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Interested in a little taste of wild Missouri? Come and learn how you can use wildflowers and other spring plants such as violet, Eastern redbud and dandelion to make unique and wonderfully tasteful jellies. Participants will learn all processes, as well as get to make their own jelly. We will even have acorn and cattail flour biscuits to try with already prepared jellies.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Carp Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Bellefontaine Park - Fountain Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Island Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Vlasis Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Register by May 13

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

This fishing program will include all the basics of cane pole fishing including proper fish handling. Please meet at Lake 15 at the August A Busch Conservation Area. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/.

Register by May 27

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

This fishing program will include all the basics of cane pole fishing including proper fish handling. Please meet at Lake 15 at the August A Busch Conservation Area. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Tilles Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by the MDC urban fishing program partners.

Register by June 2

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Shaw Nature Reserve

Class Description:

For women ages 14 and up. Ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult. This program offers the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities led by knowledgeable instructors. Learn, improve, or practice outdoor skills in archery, wild edibles, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, and fishing and enjoy a night hike and naturalist-led hike. In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Price includes meals, snacks, and lodging. Price per person: $60 members/ $72 nonmembers. Registration required. See Note below.

Note: The Missouri Dept. of Conservation and the Missouri Botanical Garden work together to provide the courses, and the instructors to teach those courses, for this event. The registration information you provide will be shared by both agencies in order to provide the most positive experience for the participants. After you register on this site, please go to the Botanical Garden website to sign up for classes, make lodging and dietary arrangements and to pay the registration fee. The Botanical Garden web link is: https://www.mobot.org/iebms/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=58714&oc=10&...

Or you can call for assistance at: 314-577-9506

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

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. This family fishing event is open to the public. Events include special stockings, fishing instruction and much more. No registration is required.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

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.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Rearing Pond

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.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

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.

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.

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