Events

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Register by May 16

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Legends of Conservation presents:
The Art of Conservation, A Visit with Ding Darling
with Tom Milligan as "Ding" Darling

Tom Milligan as Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits from his 11th floor office at the Des Moines Register, where he worked from 1906-1943. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City, where he became aware of the natural world around him, as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he reflects upon his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include two Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoons for the Register, and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist. From the introduction of the duck stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling’s influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 5:30am to Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:00am

Location: Emmenegger Nature Park

**No Registration Required!**

Citizen science is a way for the public to assist in population and distribution monitoring for all species of plants and wildlife. Come join us as species experts from all over the state survey for the plant and wildlife species at Emmenegger Nature Park/Possum Woods Conservation Area. Surveys will include bird mist netting and banding, bat mist netting, moth surveys, spider surveys, plant surveys and more!

Contact Shelly Colatskie at Shelly.colatskie@mdc.mo.gov or 314-301-1506 ex 4222 for more information and be on the lookout for flyers with specific times and events on Saturday, May 18th!

Register by May 20

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Family Air Rifle
May 21 • Tuesday • 6-8 p.m.
(Ages 9 and up)
Reservations begin May 7
Interested families who have never experienced shooting are invited to participate in an instructor led session covering shooting fundamentals, safety and proper techniques of an air rifle. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Register by May 24

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Family Beginning Archery
May 25 • Saturday • 8am-9:30am.
(Families, ages 9 and up)
Reservations begin May 11
Join our instructors as we learn the fundamentals of shooting archery. This program begins in the Education Center then moves to the static archery range. This is a fun program for the entire family.

Register by May 27

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT AT 314-615-8911.

Date: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

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 Partners. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 314-367-2292.

Register by May 31

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 June 3

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Family Shooting Sports Sampler
June 4 • Tuesday • 6-8 pm
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin May 21
Are you interested in the shooting sports, but have no experience with guns or bows? Here is your opportunity! This program will offer you a chance to experience air rifles, shotguns and archery equipment. Find out what interests you most. All necessary equipment will be provided

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=58807&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 10, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 314-367-2292.

Register by June 3

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Beginning Shotgun
June 11 • Tuesday • 6-8 p.m.
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin May 28
This is an introduction course to shotguns. Class will start in the Education Center where you will learn shotgun shooting fundamentals, safety, actions, chokes, stance, and how to choose a shotgun that is right for you. Then we will go to the range for live fire, including some patterning and clay target shooting. Children ages 11-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for students weighing less than 90 pounds. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment will be provided.

Register by June 14

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Family Beginning Archery
June 15 • Saturday • 8am-9:30am.
(Families, ages 9 and up)
Reservations begin June 1
Join our instructors as we learn the fundamentals of shooting the compound bow and arrow. This program begins in the Education Center then moves to the static archery range. This is a fun program for the entire family.

Date: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 314-367-2292.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE CITY OF FERGUSON PARKS DEPARTMENT AT 314-521-4661.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 314-367-2292.

Register by June 24

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Basics of the Modern Sporting Rifle
June • 25 • Tuesday • 6-8 pm
(Ages 18 and up)
Reservations begin June 11
The Basics of the Modern Sporting Rifle (AR type) course is designed to provide beginners a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to modern sporting rifle shooting. This course is classroom only. Students will learn rules for safe gun handling at home, in the field and on the range; rifle actions, parts and operation, ammunition, cleaning the rifle, and continued opportunities for developing rifle skills

Register by June 30

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, with hands on practice. All equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the Don R. Johnson Static Archery Range located at the August A Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The class will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Ages 9 and up, participants 9-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by June 30

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 314-367-2292.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT AT 314-615-8911.

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE CITY OF FERGUSON PARKS DEPARTMENT AT 314-521-4661.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: Forest Park Hatchery

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. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER CALL THE ST. LOUIS CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 314-367-2292.

Register by July 14

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, with hands on practice. All equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the Don R. Johnson Static Archery Range located at the August A Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The class will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Ages 9 and up, participants 9-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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