Virtual Events

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Registration period: June 15 - July 15
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
Take a (virtual) trip with us and float down a Missouri stream to discover plants and animals that depend on clean water to survive and flourish. Each month a different applique block based on this year’s theme, River Trail Discoveries, will be revealed. July’s applique block and presentation will feature the Prothonotary Warbler, a migrating bird. Participants need to attend this virtual program to receive the applique block/pattern for that month which will be e-mailed after the presentation. Ages 16 and up. Registration Required. Participants will receive an e-mail with a link to the program both 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the start of the virtual presentation.
Registration period: June 8 - July 20
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:00 pm - Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: Online only

Birds play significant roles that are necessary for healthy ecosystem function. Recent news stories have covered the severe decline of many bird species; and birdwatchers and conservationists are concerned about the downward population trends and are seeking solutions. This naturalist program will offer insight to local conservation support for global issues, and learn about our regional bird populations and management efforts. Educators and naturalists please be sure to invite other adults who enjoy native birds.

Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center and Wildcat Park comprise of several habitat niches for birdlife from glade to parklike savannas. Conservation educator Jeff Cantrell will share his findings and experiences of the education center’s natural community. He will address some resident bird species specifically and the native habitat vital to them. Citizen science resources and MDC habitat materials will be shared for landowners and educators.

Registration period: June 15 - July 24
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, July 24, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Online only
Take a break from the heat while drawing the showy yellow Missouri coneflower. Cool off and relax in the comfort of your home while learning about this attractive native and drawing a decorative motif of this beautiful glade and roadside wildflower. Registration required. Ages 14 and up.
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Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:30 pm - Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:30 pm
Location: Online only

Humans aren’t the only animals that hunt. To eat, wild predators must catch their dinner. And though they don’t have rifles or fishing rods, animal assassins are armed to the teeth. Join us to learn about some of the amazing adaptations animals have for capturing prey.

This is a FREE program. This is a VIRTUAL program! Registration is required by 5PM, July 28th. You must register with a valid email, as the program link will be sent by 11am on the day of the program to that email.

Registration period: June 11 - July 30
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021 11:30 am - Friday, July 30, 2021 12:30 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required (adults) It's summer and it's hot, and there's no better way to escape the heat than a summer float trip to a clear, cold Missouri Ozark stream. In this virtual program we can't teach you how to paddle a boat, but we will share our experience on the best rivers to float, what gear and food to pack and how to plan an outdoor adventure for you or your family. This is the perfect introduction for any participant thinking about dipping their toes into a new outdoor activity like canoeing or kayaking.
Registration period: June 11 - July 30
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021 1:30 pm - Friday, July 30, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required (adults) It's summer and it's hot, and there's no better way to escape the heat than a summer float trip to a clear, cold Missouri Ozark stream. In this virtual program we can't teach you how to paddle a boat, but we will share our experience on the best rivers to float, what gear and food to pack and how to plan an outdoor adventure for you or your family. This is the perfect introduction for any participant thinking about dipping their toes into a new outdoor activity like canoeing or kayaking.
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Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
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Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Registration period: June 8 - September 15
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: Online only
Scouting and a little "woodsman" knowledge are important for a great outdoor experience and harvest. This program will be beneficial to novice hunters interested in deer habits and scouting, deer stand placement and we will have a virtual look at acorns and browse plots.
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Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
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Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/
Registration period:
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Location: Online only

Every third Thursday at 12pm, we’ll tour the native landscape at MDC’s Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by native landscape specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this monthly series features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year, This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE DEEP ROOTS WEBSITE: https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/