Events

Private Event | My Events | My Profile

Displaying 1 - 25 of 285

Find Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes near you.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:00 am - Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:00 am
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA
Are you part of a school, camp, scout, or other community group in the St. Louis Region that would like a presentation about Missouri fish, forest, and wildlife? We have Naturalist staff and volunteers that can come to you with programs, or programs are available at our sites. Summer programs are offered June through August. To request a program brochure and application, please e-mail Marissa Ginger at Marissa.Ginger@mdc.mo.gov.
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022 8:00 am - Friday, September 2, 2022 8:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

It’s time to break out the point-and-shoot, dust off the DSLR, or polish up the cell phone camera.

Our theme for this year is “A Year in Color” and we’re inviting you to join our celebrations as we host a photography contest.

Submit your photo(s) that best represent color and nature in Missouri for the chance to have your photo displayed in the nature center during the month of October. All photos must be taken between January 1 and September 1, 2022 and submitted prior to 5:00pm Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Submissions will be judged by MDC staff and volunteers within the following categories:

Children up to 12 years old

Children 13-17 years old

Adults 18+

Professional photographers

Age categories are based on the person’s age at the time the photo was taken, and professional photographers are defined as someone consistently compensated for their photography work.

First and second place photos from each category, as well as honorable mentions, will be mounted and displayed as part of our temporary art exhibit during October. Each photo will include an identification card with the photographer’s name and the location and date the photo was taken. Photos will not be used by the Department beyond the specified exhibit and will be returned to the photographer at the end of the exhibit. Photos can be submitted via email, USB drive, or other data storage device and should be no less than 2100x2100 pixels. Photos submitted via email should be sent to CapeNC@mdc.mo.gov titled “Photo contest + last name + category”.

Please contact the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center if you have any questions.

Registration period: May 19 - September 2
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:00 am - Friday, September 2, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center

Join us this summer for a free guided tour of Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. Tours are conducted Tuesday-Friday at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm & 2 pm from May 31st through September 2.

No reservations required. Meet at the Conservation Center. Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is open 9 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

For more information email Shepherd@mdc.mo.gov or call (417)334-4865 ext 0.
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:00 am - Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Lilly Mulligan has been drawing photorealistic birds and other Missouri wildlife for three years. At 18 years old, Lilly is one of the youngest artist ever to be featured at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. She is an avid birdwatcher and photographer, and her drawings are often inspired by her own photography. Lilly strives to capture each creature’s unique personality and expression in her drawings. Lilly was adopted from Guatemala by two loving mothers and her appreciation of nature stems from the many trips they took to Creve Coeur Park when she was a child. By the time Lilly was a sophomore at Parkway South, her love for birds blossomed, and birds became the subject of most of her pieces. Lilly achieved 1st place in the Manchester Focus Photo Contest Teen Division, and she was selected to become a member of the National Arts Honor Society. Lilly will attend Meramec College in the fall then plans to graduate from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her dream is to become a scientific illustrator. She also hopes to launch her own website showcasing and selling her artwork.

“I wish to express my undying love for nature and to share it with others. I want to show the beauty of nature in our everyday environment. But most of all, I hope to inspire others to help protect the ecosystem we share.” ~Lilly Mulligan

Instagram: @the.woodpecker.studio

Registration period: May 29 - June 28
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:30 am - Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
The Lake City Shooting Range wants to help you sight in your rifle...for FREE! The instructors will help you ready to hunt, fine-tune your scope or improve on your shooting skills. If you are preparing for a hunt, bring the rifle and ammunition you plan to use during the hunt. THIS CLASS IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Please call 816-249-3194 to make an appointment.
Registration period: May 29 - June 28
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:30 am - Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Have you just bought a new pistol and want to become more familiar with it? Do you need some help getting started as a new shooter or haven’t shot for a while and want to get back into it? Is there a technique that you want to learn or improve upon? This One-on-One instruction is for you! THIS CLASS IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Participants must provide their own pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition. For more information or to make an appointment, call 816-249-3194.
Registration period: May 29 - June 28
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 10:30 am - Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Shotgun shooting is fun and exciting. Whether you want to learn about the shotgun fundamentals from the very beginning or improve your skills on the skeet, trap or 5-stand ranges, this One-on-One Shotgun Instruction course is for you! Our instructors will help you get started and work with you on the basics to prepare you for moving on to each discipline. THIS CLASS IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Please call 816-249-3194 to make an appointment. You must provide your own shotgun and two (2) full boxes of shells. The shells must be # 7.5, 8, or 9 shot. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 2:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Discover what’s for dinner at Burr Oak Woods as the captive amphibians, fish and turtles enjoy their feast every Tuesday and Friday. The snakes are fed on the second and fourth Wednesday (June 8 & 22).
Registration period: May 31 - June 25
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:00 pm - Sunday, June 26, 2022 12:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

This is a two day clinic, participant are required to commit to BOTH days. Please do not register if you can not attend both days of the clinic.

Join us for a "Big Muddy" Alternative Methods Catfish Clinic on the Missouri River.

We'll start the clinic off on Saturday afternoon with an orientation at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center where we'll learn all about building various types of set lines and how to use them to target the Missouri River's Blue, Flathead and Channel catfish.

Then in the evening, we'll head out on the river in Missouri Department of Conservation boats to set some trotlines, jug lines and limb lines for catfish.

We'll meet again bright and early on Sunday morning and head out on the river to collect the fish that we caught overnight.

We'll also finish the clinic off with a catfish cleaning demonstration.

This program is appropriate for adults and families with children 11 and older.

On Saturday, participants will have a short opportunity to eat dinner between the orientation and our time on the river. Otherwise, please bring snacks, water and dress appropriately for the weather. Afternoon is likely to be hot, morning will be cool.

MDC will provide all equipment including PFD's (life vests) for each person. Participants are welcome to bring their own Coast Guard approved PFD if they prefer. PFD'S will be required on MDC boats at all times.

This program is dependant on safe weather and river conditions. Participants will be contacted if conditions are not acceptable on the weekend of the event.

Registration for this program will begin on Tuesday morning, May 31st, 10:00am. All participants MUST register separately. Do to limited space in the boats, please do not bring any participants who are not registered for this event.

**** Due to limited space participants may only attend this clinic once. Please do not register again if you attended last year. ****

Contact John Rittel for additional information or for assistance with registration.

john.rittel@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: May 12 - June 24
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:00 pm - Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Parents, grandparents, and adult mentors bring your youngster(s) to learn a new skill and spend time practicing. You don’t have to be a hunter to become a skilled archer. No experience is necessary and archery equipment will be provided. We will teach and practice the basics, helping you perfect your stance to shoot more consistently and accurately.

Registration period: May 31 - June 27
Date: Monday, June 27, 2022 5:30 pm - Monday, June 27, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: Lawson City lake
Registration period: June 13 - June 26
Date: Monday, June 27, 2022 6:00 pm - Monday, June 27, 2022 9:00 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

The Women's Beginning Handgun program includes handgun fundamentals, operation, safety, maintenance and safe storage. We start in the Education Center with classroom instruction then move to the range for a live-fire session. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided however, you may bring your own handgun and ammunition to the live-fire session. Firearms and ammunition are not allowed in the Education Center. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Registration period: April 12 - June 27
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:00 am - Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
This year the Nature Center is celebrating the beautiful colors of Missouri, and teen camp is going to get a whole lot more colorful! Join us for three days of wild adventure. The goal for this camp is building adventure skills and natural know-how. Camp will run from 9am-4pm daily with snacks, equipment, and trained staff provided. A full packing list and itinerary will be provided prior to camp. For those participating in our “A Year in Color,” this program will earn all 6 beads. This makes you eligible for enter the drawing of your choice at the end of camp.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:00 am - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

A cool, clear Missouri stream or creek is a great place to spend a warm summer day. Each stream is full of life; some can be seen swimming by while others stay hidden. Join us at the Neosho/ Newton County Library as we dive below the water’s surface and discover what aquatic creatures are hidden in our creeks and what role they

play. To register please call the Neosho/ Newton County Library at 417-451-4231 Program is at the Neosho/ Newton County Library located at 201 West Spring Street, Neosho, MO 64850
Registration period: May 28 - June 27
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:30 am - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:30 pm
Location: Online only
South Missouri once had immense bamboo forests called canebreaks. Today, this native bamboo is know as river cane and it is important to dozens of wildlife species, and can be used to make everything from baskets to arrows. Attend this virtual program to learn more about the history, use, value, and growing specifics for this important plant.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

A cool, clear Missouri stream or creek is a great place to spend a warm summer day. Each stream is full of life; some can be seen swimming by while others stay hidden. Join us at the Seneca Library as we dive below the water’s surface and discover what aquatic creatures are hidden in our creeks and what role they play.

For more information, please call the Seneca Library at 417-451-4231. This program will be at the Seneca Public Library located at 1216 Cherokee Ave, Seneca, MO 64865.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 2:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Online only

The Very Busy Spider, by Eric Carle engages children in a captivating story as children learn that spiders spin webs. After reading, we will discuss the common spiders of Missouri, their habitat, and other interesting facts about them.

All events REQUIRE REGISTRATION with a valid email (links to virtual events will be sent to your registered email).

Registration period: June 14 - June 26
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA

*Discover Nature Fishing Lesson 1 is required before attending this program*

Lesson 3: Participants will learn about aquatic habitats, food webs, and the basic biology of common Missouri fish species.

Lesson 4: Participants will learn about various fishing lures techniques, as well as identify and understand Missouri fishing regulations.

All fishing gear will be provided by the instructors. Please wear clothing and close-toed shoes suitable for outdoor and water activities. It is recommended that participants bring sunglasses, a water bottle, and sunscreen.

This class is for Children and Families of all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To register your child, you may need to make a family account, or add them to an existing family account. You can also make you child their own, separate account.

Please meet at Lake 15 in August A Busch Memorial Conservation Area

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:30 pm
Location: Online only

This class is a 12 month program that will meet VIRTUALLY once a month all year long. You will learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques as we explore some of the most stunning and unique Winged Things found in the beautiful landscapes of Missouri.

By signing up, you are committing to attend all twelve of the monthly sessions so that you will be able to complete all 15 blocks for an entire quilt.

Classes will TYPICALLY be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm via WebEx. Please download the app to your prior to the first meeting, if you plan to watch via your phone. If you plan to utilize a laptop or PC, you can use your web browser (Microsoft Edge is the recommended browser).

You will be emailed the link to the WebEx prior to the meeting. You will also receive the digital templates, photographs of examples, and information cards the morning after each meeting.
Registration period: June 17 - June 24
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:00 pm
Location: Online only
Have you every wanted to go fishing and found out that your fishing rod was broken, or your reel was a tangled mess? Not all is lost! Join in on a virtual program on how to make a basic fishing rod out of bamboo. This virtual program will cover everything from choosing the correct size bamboo, to preparing the bamboo, to rigging it up for a fishing adventure. We’ll also cover how to rig up a store purchased cane pole set and how to rig telescopic fishing pole. Registration is required for this virtual program. This program will run from 5 – 6 p.m. on June 28th. Two days prior to the program, a WebEx link for this program will be sent by email. Email the instructor if you haven’t received the link by the day before.
Registration period: May 28 - June 27
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:30 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This event will cover the safe operation, basic nomenclature, care, cleaning, marksmanship fundamentals, and hunting with a modern sporting rifle. After the classroom portion there will be range time provided for class attendees. Attendees must provide their own rifle and ammunition.
Registration period: May 31 - June 28
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:30 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: Lawson City lake
Registration period: June 14 - June 27
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Join our instructors as we learn the fundamentals of shooting archery. This is a fun program for the entire family.

Registration period: April 15 - June 28
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (adults) Grab your walking shoes and join this hike through the Columbus Park and River Market neighborhoods. Covering roughly three miles, this moderately paced hike will utilize sidewalks to explore nature in these older neighborhoods. During the hike we will discuss native and invasive plants, wildlife ID and hiking safety. The instructor will e-mail the exact meeting location to participants the week prior to the hike. You will receive an e-mail from the instructor if weather conditions indicate a need to cancel the program. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: May 15 - June 26
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Who needs a barn when you can have a box? Barn owls serve as a great way to manage rodents in open cropland- a family of barn owls can eat as many as 1000 rodents a year! Consider helping a local barn owl by offering a potential home.

Before registering, please consider whether your property has the appropriate habitat for barn owls nearby- they require large acreage of open prairie, farmland, pasture, or savanna in order to hunt and feed themselves properly.

Please register all who plan to participate. Limit 1 box per family.