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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The Missouri Prairie Foundation will be on site for Monarch Mania to offer a native plant sale providing a variety of native seeds, flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees to purchase. If you wish to preorder your choices for pick-up visit https://moprairie.org for specific vendor information. A percentage of proceeds from plant sales will benefit prairie conservation in Missouri.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (all ages) The monarch is without a doubt one of the most remarkable insects we have the opportunity to enjoy in Missouri. Discover the majesty of this butterfly through various hands-on activities that will leave you in a state of "Monarch Mania." There will be monarchs to tag and release, milkweed giveaways and much more for all ages. Join the mania at this annual event and learn how you can help the population of the monarch butterfly.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Monarch butterflies are on the move to Mexico! Join us as we study these incredible, colorful insects on their journey south.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
Trees are beautiful when changing colors, but they are not alone. Some of Missouri’s very own mammals change their colors too. Come on in and learn about the colors of fall, mammal style!

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by September 21

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(All ages) There's much to explore in nature, even in your own backyard. In this program you'll learn some scientific ways to observe, identify, and appreciate our wild neighbors. Even kids can become a citizen scientist!

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

(All ages, best for 5 and above)
No registration required.

Learn more about the life cycle and migration of these beautiful butterflies before they quietly flutter away to their winter hibernaculum in Mexico. Enjoy monarch festival activities before and after the program.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

Come and learn about the poisonous and venomous plant and animals found in the State of Missouri. We will discuss snakes, spiders, bees, wasps, hornets, scorpions, mushrooms, and everybody’s favorite, poison ivy. There will even be live examples of venomous animals found around in our state.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by September 21

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(All ages) There's much to explore in nature, even in your own backyard. In this program you'll learn some scientific ways to observe, identify, and appreciate our wild neighbors. Even kids can become a citizen scientist!

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

The Lake City Range is happy to open our doors to the public with a FREE day of shooting in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day! Everyone is welcome! Come hone your skills on the trap or skeet fields, archery fields, or on the rifle or pistol ranges. We'll see you on the range!

Register by September 21

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(All ages) There's much to explore in nature, even in your own backyard. In this program you'll learn some scientific ways to observe, identify, and appreciate our wild neighbors. Even kids can become a citizen scientist!

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Walk-in (ages 3-8; all welcome) Join volunteer naturalists for a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity.

Register by September 20

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

This program includes handgun safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance and safe storage. Equipment and ammunition will be provided; you may bring your own firearm and ammunition to the live-fire session. Schedule includes a 1-hour break from 4-5 pm.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Beautiful Nature is all around us. Many famous painters found inspiration for their art in nature. Join us in painting a nature scene, from sweeping landscapes, such as the forest starting to show fall colors, to other nature details such as a fuzzy caterpillar scuttling along a leaf!

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Join us to learn about food chains/webs, owls, and more through the investigation of owl pellets.

Register by September 20

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:00pm

Location: Apple Creek Conservation Area

This event will be conducted over 2 evenings. The first evening will start from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Southeast Regional Office at 2302 County Park Drive. Participants will learn the basics of safety, operation of handguns, shooting stances, types of ammunition, etc. The second evening students will meet at the Apple Creek Conservation Area from
4:30 pm to 8:00 pm for an evening of shooting revolver and semi-automatic handguns. Firearms and ammunition provided at no charge. Students are permitted to bring their own handguns to the range. A minimum of 6 students must be signed up by 9/20 to have this course.

Register by September 24

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Flutter in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Register by September 24

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Fountain Buffs Sports Complex

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish - Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle.

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families 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.

Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 or 4.

Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Meet at the Fountain Bluff shelter house, located at the back of the Fountain Bluff Park.

Fishing permits are not required to fish during this program.

Participants receive a 25.00 gift card to Bass Pro Shop after completing all four Discover Nature - Fishing lessons.

Register by September 20

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

What do I need to do if I want to hunt deer in Missouri? If I harvest a deer what do I do next? These questions and more will be answered in this informative program on deer hunting. During this clinic we will cover the following topics: Biology of white-tail deer, what to do before the hunt, what to do during the hunt, and what to do after the hunt. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 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 in the water, wear sunscreen, and bring bug spray. Siblings are welcome, but please note this class is designed for ages 3–6.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (ages 9–11)
What animals live at Burr Oak Woods? Join us as we go sleuthing to solve this riddle by looking for evidence that animals leave behind. Who knows, the answer could even show us how animals interact with each other and even us! Dress to be outside for a portion of the program.

Register by September 24

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngster only (ages 3–5 with an adult)
Hey, where did all these black and orange butterflies come from? Where are they going? Monarchs are one of Missouri’s prettiest insects; but did you know this famous migrant is born without wings? Discover the amazing life cycle of the monarch butterfly.

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

From caterpillar, to chrysalis, to brand new butterfly, the life of these beautiful insects is truly amazing. Fluttering in to learn more about these winged wonders!

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

The black bear population is growing in the Ozarks. Join us as we learn about these amazing animals. Please no organized groups. Ages 3-6. No registration required.

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