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Registration period: June 1 - June 17
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:00 am - Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Ready to take on a new and exciting archery challenge? Runge 3D archery is here! This is an intermediate program meant for honing archery skills and introducing the basics of archery hunting. Meet at the outdoor pavilion. Dress for the weather with closed toe shoes and non baggy clothing. The Runge archery range is not ADA accessible. Masks are encouraged when social distancing cannot be maintained. Registration required. Ages 10 and up.
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 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/
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Learn about the mysterious changes that happen as a tadpole grows and becomes an adult frog. We will read Fish is Fish, by Leo Lionni, which is a delightful story that helps children understand this frog mystery. Children make a "froggie" face complete with a retractable tongue.

You MUST REGISTER at mdc.mo.gov/events by 5pm, June 16th. If you need help registering, please email the email address listed below. This is a FREE program! All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Online only
Join us as we partner with the Joplin Public Library for their summer reading program. Learn about what kinds of body coverings different animals have and how each type of covering helps animals survive. We will compare furs, feathers, and scales in this interactive program. No registration is required. View this Facebook Live program by visiting the Joplin Public Library Facebook page on Thursday, June 17th at 2:00pm. Recommended for all ages and no registration is required.
Registration period: March 30 - June 17
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:30 pm

This class is a 12 month program that will meet once a month all year long. You will learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques while also exploring the flora and fauna of Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

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 be held on a Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm and will be virtual until facilities are re-opened. When we are able to have in-person classes you will be notified. In the meantime, your kits may be picked up the week of class, or after, by appointment. (Call 573-222-3337 or email the instructor at sally.hancock@mdc.mo.gov) The pick up location is in Puxico, MO in the southeast portion of the state.

You will need to have your own embroidery hoop, needle, and tracing pen (While we are virtual). When the building reopens, we will have light boards available for tracing.

Tentative dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 16
Registration period: May 15 - June 16
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Learn basic techniques in Missouri tree identification. Observe and learn to identify various native tree species during a 1-mile hike at Rockwoods Reservation. Bring appropriate hiking shoes, clothing, water, bug spray, and sunscreen as needed. Please register each person participating (including children) so that we have an accurate count for social distancing.
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:30 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:30 pm

Lesson 3:

Lesson 1&2 must be taken before any of other Discover Nature Fishing lessons 3-4.

Everyone who is attending must be registered.

In this class, participants will learn basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout as well as hands-on fishing. Participants will also learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, you will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs.

Lesson 4:

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions as well as hands-on fishing. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand 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 ages 6 years old and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration period: May 15 - June 17
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 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. June's applique block and presentation will feature the Arrowhead aquatic plant. 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: May 1 - June 17
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Learn embroidery techniques while also exploring Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme. The sixth block and topic for this month is the Bald Cypress Tree. Please commit to attend all twelve of the monthly sessions so you will be able to complete the blocks for an entire "swamp based" quilt. Classes will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Kits may be picked up at the Nature Center. You will need to have your own embroidery hoop, needle, and tracing pen. The light boards will be available for tracing at 5:30 before class or after class..

Registration period: March 30 - June 17
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Duck Creek Conservation Area

This class is a 12 month program that will meet once a month all year long. You will learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques while also exploring the flora and fauna of Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

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 be held on a Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm and will be virtual until facilities are re-opened. When we are able to have in-person classes you will be notified. In the meantime, your kits may be picked up the week of class, or after, by appointment. (Call 573-222-3337 or email the instructor at sally.hancock@mdc.mo.gov) The pick up location is in Puxico, MO in the southeast portion of the state.

You will need to have your own embroidery hoop, needle, and tracing pen (While we are virtual). When the building reopens, we will have light boards available for tracing.

Tentative dates: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 16
Registration period: June 1 - June 15
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:30 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:30 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Moms are often thought of as the caregivers in the animal kingdom, but did you know there are fathers that play a huge role in rearing their young? Fathers in the animal kingdom often get overlooked so let’s learn about some of those amazing dads out there. Bring your dad, parent, guardian, or anyone you look up to and make a special takeaway to celebrate these often-unnoticed nurturers.

All materials will be provided. We will be using acrylic paint so please bring a smock, large button down shirt, or clothes that can be ruined. COVID protocols will be followed.
Registration period: May 1 - June 17
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:30 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:30 pm
Location: Prairie Hollow Lake, James A. Reed MWA

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs.

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. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 & 4.

Participants do not need a fishing permit to fish during this program.

Participants will be asked to maintain safe social distance from staff and other participants who are not their family members during this program.

Each participant must register for this program individually. For assistance with registration please contact the program instructor.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:30 pm - Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: MDC Northwest Regional Office
Registration period: June 1 - June 17
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 9:00 am - Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 am
Location: Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area

Mett at the Claire Gempff Conservation Area for a peaceful stroll to the pond to investigate what wildlife is Hoppening. Toads, tadpoles, dragonflies, Oh My! What all will we find? Join us to go exploring with your 0-3 year-olds for a sensory experience.

Please register everyone that is planning to attend. Please note that this program is intended for children between the ages of 0-3.
Registration period: June 1 - June 18
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, June 18, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

There’s nothing quite like the freedom on the water that a kayak offers. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about paddling, jump in and join us to cover all the basics and get you water ready! Bring a water bottle and dress for getting wet. Masks encouraged where social distancing guidelines can not be met. Registration Required. Ages 13-18 years.

Registration period: June 1 - June 17
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, June 18, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area

Mett at the Claire Gempff Conservation Area for a peaceful stroll to the pond to investigate what wildlife is Hoppening. Toads, tadpoles, dragonflies, Oh My! What all will we find? Join us to go exploring with your 0-3 year olds for a sensory experience.

Please register everyone that is planning to attend. Please note that this program is intended for children between the ages of 0-3.
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, June 18, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
What is 5-Stand? It’s a great way to improve on your shotgun shooting skills! This combination of trap, skeet, and sporting clays affords the challenge of all three games but with less walking. Bring your friends and your favorite shotgun and experience the fun of this game. No registration required. WEATHER PERMITTING!
Registration period: April 24 - June 17
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, June 18, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Online only
Registration required (ages 8+) Am I kidding when I tell you that Missouri is home to more than 20 different species of frogs and toads? Find out in this "ribbit"-ing program! We'll explore the biology of frogs and toads and what makes amphibians such an important part of our ecosystems. Participants will make their very own treefrog tube to welcome these critters to their own backyards!
Registration period: May 15 - June 16
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 3:00 pm - Friday, June 18, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: World Bird Sanctuary Outdoor Amphitheater
The world is full of many amazing things, but at World Bird Sanctuary we are celebrating a World of Wings! Join us this summer to see hawks, eagles, owls, vultures and more! Flying, flapping, hopping, skipping, singing, our birds do it all. Come see all the cool things that birds do and learn all of the ways birds impact the world, from your daily life to entire ecosystems. You'll see why birds are simply the best animals on the whole planet! This program will be held at the World Bird Sanctuary Outdoor Amphitheater and is a free program due to a education cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Conservation. While this program is sponsored by MDC, World Bird Sanctuary appreciates your support through a suggested donation of $8/car when visiting. Registration is required for everyone attending. Due to COVID 19 face coverings are encouraged for everyone ages 5 and up.
Registration period: May 14 - June 18
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 5:00 pm - Friday, June 18, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Online only
A key to successful vegetable gardening is pest control and pollination, and beneficial native insects do both! In this class you will learn about common garden pests, their beneficial bug counterparts, the native garden food chain, and companion planting.
Registration period: April 8 - June 18
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021 8:30 pm - Friday, June 18, 2021 9:30 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Meet us at nearby Living Memorial Park for an evening of firefly fun! Stop by anytime, catch some lightning bugs, and visit the education stations around the park. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. All ages.
Registration period: May 16 - June 18
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:00 am - Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:30 am
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program is designed as a basic course to provide family's an opportunity to become familiar with shooting. It is required to register each member of your family. We will provide .22 caliber handguns and rifles and ammunition for them to shoot. There will be a short class covering safety, parts of a firearm, and fundamentals of marksmanship. Due to time constraints we will not have any time to provide individuals an opportunity to shoot their own firearms.
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:30 am - Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range
This program is a familiarization of how to shoot the game of 5-Stand Sporting Clays. This course is not for the beginning shotgun shooter but is for the person who is new to 5-Stand and wants to learn about shooting the game. Space is limited to 15 students.
Registration period: March 22 - June 18
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Rolla Shooting Club
This class is an introduction to shotgun shooting sports. After a short lecture session, participants will practice live 5-stand shooting. We will provide shotguns, ammo, clay bird targets, eye and ear protection. No open-toed shoes allowed. Participants under 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are welcome to bring their own unloaded, cased shotgun but will be required to provide their own new factory ammunition (no reloads).
Registration period: April 8 - June 18
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Hike the 7.7 mile Natural Tunnel Trail at Bennett Spring State Park. Bring a sack lunch and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Hike is rated moderate to difficult. Meet at the Natural Tunnel Trail head parking lot. Please remember to wear a mask and social distance. Ages 18-adult.