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Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

(All Ages)
Ladies and gentlemen step right up and experience all the fun nature has to offer! Join us for a night full of nature inspired games and even take a ride around the area on one of our hayrides. Rides are first come first serve.

Register by October 12

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

Location: Lincoln University- Busby Farm

Local MDC Forester Cory Gregg will explain when and how to execute TSI practices in order to have desired benefits for forest health, wildlife, and timber value.

Weather-permitting, the workshop will include a field visit to show TSI scenarios in nearby forests, so dress appropriately.

For any questions, please feel free to email the instructor by using the button to the right.

Register by October 10

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

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Registration Required (Women 18+) This program is a safe and fun way for women to enjoy a day of shooting in a friendly, safe environment. This all-day event will cover everything from rifles and pistols to shotguns and archery. It is a great way to introduce you and others to the sport of shooting and to the different shooting disciplines offered. The one-on-one coaching offered by Lake City staff will give you the support needed to obtain the skills of a basic shooter and give you a better understanding of what the shooting sports can offer you. LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED, SO PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH/SNACKS. Refreshments will be provided.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:15am to 5:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Enjoy a hike at Hulston Mill Historical Park in Dade County. Meet at the nature center and carpool. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike is approximately five miles and rated moderate in difficulty. Ages 18-adult.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Modern Sporting Rifles are one of the most popular rifles owned and used by hunters and shooters today. They are lightweight, modular for ease of modification, and available in many popular calibers for both recreational shooting and hunting applications. Join us to learn more about the Modern Sporting Rifle, how to safely use, clean and maintain it, how to select the proper caliber for your application, and much more.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Some people might be scared of these web-making arachnids, but they’re not that spooky! We’ll talk about what spiders to keep an eye out for and learn why they’re good to have around.

Register by October 12

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

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Ever wonder who that bug is? Or what's the name of that plant? Learn how to use the free iNaturalist app and your smart phone to identify the plants, animals, and other species you discover. This festival-style event will include nature discovery stations, local honey tasting, crafts using nature's art supplies, guided hikes, and many more family-friendly activities. Local conservation partners will host information tables and fun activities for all ages. This event is free and no registration is required. For more information, call Powder Valley at 314-301-1500.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)
There are more than 300 species of spiders in Missouri. These eight-legged critters can be found in every habitat in Missouri and provide a valuable service to all. Join us as we creep into the eight-legged world of spiders. We will learn about them inside then head out on a trail to see who is hanging around.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Some people might be scared of these web-making arachnids, but they’re not that spooky! We’ll talk about what spiders to keep an eye out for and learn why they’re good to have around.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Join us on the nature center lawn to create beautiful works of art using sticks, rocks, flowers, leaves, and other found pieces of nature. We can create our own masterpieces or work together to make one really big, totally spectacular work of genius.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Come howl at the moon as we celebrate all things lunar. A night hike through the forest will reveal how Missouri’s nocturnal creatures prepare themselves for the cooler months ahead. We will end the night with a campfire and treats.

Register by October 6

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Duck Horn Lodge

Participants activities will include instruction in Wing shooting , Duck Calling, and Hunting strategies. Clinic participants will be invited to waterfowl hunt sometime during the youth or regular Duck Season. For More information call 660-885 6981

Register by October 12

Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: August A Busch Conservation Area

This event is a chance for your little guppy (4-6) to come try out fishing at Lake # 15 which is one of our stocked education only lakes. This is a free event and all equipment/bait will be provided. Discover Nature Fishing volunteers will be present to assist and no experience is required. All participants must have a parent/guardian with them at all times. Adults are expected to help the little ones and should not fish on their own. If dangerous weather conditions are present or develop during the event it will be immediately canceled.

Register by October 11

Date: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Tower Grove Park

Leaves are Falling
Oct 14 • Monday • 12:30 -2:30 p.m.
Let’s keep it elemenTREE and explore leaves, trees and seeds. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Meet at the Stone Shelter within Tower Grove Park.
(Ages 5-12)

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Some people might be scared of these web-making arachnids, but they’re not that spooky! We’ll talk about what spiders to keep an eye out for and learn why they’re good to have around.

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Some people might be scared of these web-making arachnids, but they’re not that spooky! We’ll talk about what spiders to keep an eye out for and learn why they’re good to have around.

Register by October 15

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

Free for Everyone
All Equipment Provided
Receive a $25 Bass Pro Gift Card Upon Completion of Lessons 1-4
Children must be accompanied by an

Register by October 14

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program is for youth that have not duck hunted before and want to learn how to. The clinic is mandatory and will focus on safety, duck habitat and migration, decoys, clothing, firearms etc. The hunt will be on Saturday, October 26. Youth must be hunter education certified by the time of the hunt.

Register by October 14

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program is for youth that have not duck hunted before and want to learn how to. The clinic is mandatory and will focus on safety, duck habitat and migration, decoys, clothing, firearms etc. The hunt will be held on Sunday, October 27. Youth must be hunter education certified by the time of the hunt.

Register by October 15

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (babes under 36 months)
Don’t miss the fun! Hike out with your little one to the Bethany Falls Trail, voted #1 in Kansas City! “Falls” refer to the unique limestone boulders that we will explore. We’ll stop to play and take pictures. Meet at the nature center. Dress to be outside. You will hike a ½ mile hike across the Prairie Connector Trail (all-terrain strollers are recommended).

Register by October 16

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Autumn leaves have some of the most spectacular colors! It is hard to think they could be any prettier. We are going to add just a little bit of paint to make them even more beautiful. We will learn about why fall leaves are so colorful then pick up a paint brush and add some of our own color to some pressed leaves.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Join this volunteer-led activity and explore butterflies through stories and crafts. Activities are geared for ages 3-6, but siblings are welcome.

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

Free for Everyone
All Equipment Provided
Receive a $25 Bass Pro Gift Card Upon Completion of Lessons 1-4
Children must be accompanied by an

Register by October 17

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Join Outdoor Skills Specialist Greg Collier as he shares his knowledge on whitetail deer hunting. Learn the basics of deer hunting in Missouri. Topics will include equipment, permits and regulations, hunting methods, scouting, stand placement, firearm selection, shot placement, safety, and what to do with your harvest. Ages 10-adult.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

(Ages 6-16) If you walk outdoors near woods or trees, the mammals you are most likely to see are squirrels. In spite of the playfulness that makes them fun to watch, squirrels face the same challenges in their lives as any other kind of wildlife. Learn more about these lively little mammals as we celebrate their lives with activities and crafts. Please dress for the weather because if possible we will go outside to look for squirrels.

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