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Registration period: October 1 - October 15
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:30 am - Saturday, October 15, 2022 11:30 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Although this is not a hunter education course, this program goes over the best safety practices for youth and prepared them for hunting season. We will cover the commandments of firearm safety, methods for carrying a firearm, and tree stand safety. Registration required. Ages 6-10. NOTE: All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration period: July 25 - October 7
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, October 15, 2022 3:30 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

This event is the stream-side certification to become an Intro and Level 1 water quality monitor with Missouri Stream Team.

**You must complete the Intro to VWQM, Part 1 (virtual) AND Level 1 VWQM, Part 1 (virtual) prior to attending this event**

The virtual presentations are available as live events and are recorded for watching on-demand.

For more information on the VWQM program, please visit www.mostreamteam.org/water-quality-monitoring.html

For any questions, please email StreamTeam@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: August 17 - October 14
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Bay Farm Research Facility
Upon registration, participants will be given a link to the virtual/online portion of the prescribed burn course. The online course is a mandatory prerequisite and can be completed in approximately 2 – 4 hours. Please bring your certificate of completion to the demonstration burn. Prescribed burning can be a valuable tool for managing native plant diversity and controlling undesirable vegetation when it is properly applied. This workshop will provide basic information about how to plan and execute a prescribed burn for grassland management. We will be conducting a prescribed burn so please dress accordingly with leather boots, leather gloves, cotton pants, cotton long sleeve shirt, and safety glasses. Participants will learn about burn equipment, burn line installation, safe weather parameters, ignition operations, and other techniques to safely conduct a prescribed burn. The field day portion will be available both Friday and Saturday, participants are only required to attend 1 field day.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, October 15, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Nature is full of strange facts! Creators Mark Raithel and Matt Seek have compiled some of the strangest ones into MDC’s newest publication “Strange but True.” This interesting and informative book is full of beautiful and fun illustrations. Stop by to meet the author and illustrator, try your hand at illustration, and meet a few of these “strange” creatures! No registration required. All ages invited.
Registration period: September 15 - October 15
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program will teach the fundamentals of archery including equipment, safety, stance, and shooting techniques. This event will take place on the static archery range. All equipment will be provided.
Registration period: September 14 - October 15
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, October 15, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
The fall colors are starting to show, the temperatures are cooling, and animals are getting ready for winter. Join us for a naturalist-guided hike along the trails as we look for signs of fall. Meet at the gazebo west of the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center. The hike will be about 1 mile long and rated easy with uneven surfaces. Registration is required. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Registration period: September 13 - October 13
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 1:00 pm - Saturday, October 15, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery

Paracord bracelets are not only fashionable, but can be useful survival tools in the outdoors. Join us as we walk you through each step of making your own paracord survival bracelet. All materials will be provided. Class is limited to those ages 10 and up.

Registration period: October 1 - October 15
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 1:30 pm - Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:30 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Ready to try deer hunting? This program will teach the basics of deer hunting including what to wear, how to scout for deer, hunting methods, safety, and regulations. Registration required. Ages 6+ (participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registration period: August 16 - October 15
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022 5:00 pm - Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (all ages) HOWLoween is back and we want you to join the fun! The Discovery Center and KCPD along with several neighborhood partners will provide nighttime fun for all ages. Take a hike on the Wild Side Walk to get up close with some of Missouri's nocturnal wildlife. Kids will have a howling good time exploring nature stations like Track or Treat, The Bone Yard, Buggy Bistro, Operation Wildlife and much more. It will be a howling fun, free and unforgettable event for the entire family. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022 12:00 pm - Sunday, October 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Pikes Lake at Poosey CA

The Poosey Fall Driving Tour is a self guided auto tour for folks to drive through Poosey, and see the beautiful fall color as well as the many habitat projects that are taking place on the area. The auto tour will begin at Pikes Lake.

High clearance vehicles are suggested for travel of the area gravel roads.
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022 2:00 pm - Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Tower Grove Park- Roman Pavilion

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is teaming up with the Tower Grove Park for our second-annual Fall Frolic, part of our Community Day series! Discover all the flora and fauna that call Tower Grove Park home through autumn-centric activity stations and wildlife encounters!

Location: Roman Pavilion

Family-friendly activities will be offered through TGP, MDC, and our event partners, including:

Welcome / Passport Station with MDC - pick up a passport and event map here! Visit stations throughout the event to collect stamps on your passport, and collect a prize upon completion.

2:00pm - Raptor Show with World Bird Sanctuary

3:30pm - Live Music

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from Cajun Seduction and Jaaise Grubb.

Event is rain or shine, unless there are thunderstorms, which will result in cancellation.
Registration period: September 1 - October 13
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022 2:00 pm - Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Join us at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center to learn all about how to create scientific drawings. This program will be in a classroom on site where pencils, pens, paper, and microscopes will be provided. Participants should bring water and snacks as needed.

Registration is required and current COVID-19 guidance will be followed.
Registration period: September 20 - October 14
Date: Monday, October 17, 2022 5:30 pm - Monday, October 17, 2022 9:30 pm
Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office
This is a basic course for new and novice hunters and shooters to get familiar and comfortable with the basic functions and operations of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. You may bring personal firearms if you have questions about them. Ensure all firearms are unloaded and cased when entering the building. NO ammunition is allowed in the building.
Registration period: August 1 - October 18
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:00 am - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 10:45 am
Location: Online only
What are these eight-legged creatures that surprise or scare people? We will learn about spiders together in this virtual children's program. Please provide a valid email as a link will be sent to you for this virtual program. This program is designed for children ages 3-6 but all ages are welcome.
Registration period: September 1 - October 14
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 1:00 pm - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
It is autumn so it is time for the harvest. Join us as we share some amazing recipes made from this year’s bounty of wild edibles.
Registration period: September 20 - October 14
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:30 pm - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
This is a basic course for new and novice hunters and shooters to get familiar and comfortable with the basic functions and operations of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. You may bring personal firearms if you have questions about them. Ensure all firearms are unloaded and cased when entering the building. NO ammunition is allowed in the building.
Registration period: September 23 - October 17
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, October 18, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area

Get a taste of tradition. Learn some camp cooking the old fashioned way.

This event is for all ladies who want to know more about cooking with Dutch Ovens; those cast iron black pots that make food taste so good!

Learn the basics of Dutch Oven cooking and sample your way to a newfound interest in traditional camp cooking.

Whether you are a "seasoned" expert or are thinking about getting started, this event is for you.
Registration period: October 1 - October 19
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 8:00 am - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Grab your hiking stick and join a guided hike at Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Camden County); 5 miles-moderate. Meet at the Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. Some transportation is provided but carpooling may be necessary. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Registration required. Ages 18+
Registration period: September 19 - October 18
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 8:30 am - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:30 am
Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, call 816-891-9941 for details

Are you new to shooting? Do you have some new equipment? Would you like some assistance to get you in the bullseye? Give our staff a call and we’ll set you up for an appointment with one of our trained and certified instructors to help make sure you are ready come opening day.

Registration period: October 1 - October 19
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:00 am - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Swoop in to discover more about Missouri’s only flying mammal – bats! We will learn all about the bat lifestyle including where they live, what they eat, and how they find their prey, even in the darkness of night. Registration required. Ages 3-6 years
Registration period: August 1 - October 19
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:00 am - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:45 am
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Explore the slimy secrets of Missouri's coolest amphibian, the salamander. Discover how they survive, which salamanders live in your neighborhood, and what they do when it's chilly outside. Ages 3-6.
Registration period: August 1 - October 19
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 11:15 am - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Explore the slimy secrets of Missouri's coolest amphibian, the salamander. Discover how they survive, which salamanders live in your neighborhood, and what they do when it's chilly outside. Ages 3-6.
Registration period: September 19 - October 19
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 1:00 pm - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Come spend a delightful fall afternoon hiking in Rockwoods Reservation. We will discuss why tree leaves change color. Hopefully we will be able to see and identify many beautiful trees as they show their fall colors. You will also see how “Wise Use” over the past 84 years has transformed Rockwoods into an amazingly beautiful place. Open to any participants who can hike a 1 1/2 mile trail with a 200-foot elevation gain.
Registration period: October 1 - October 19
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 2:30 pm - Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:30 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Archery is a fun, lifetime sport that all can enjoy. Learn the basics of archery and how to shoot safely, then practice your newly learned skills under the supervision of Runge staff. Dress for the weather in closed-toe shoes. All equipment is provided. Registration required. Ages 7+
Registration period: August 1 - October 20
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 9:00 am - Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:15 am
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Let's get those babies and toddlers outside for a walk on the Nature Center trail. We will look for signs of the season and discover how the leaves are changing. Please bring a trail-ready stroller or pack to carry baby. This program is for children ages 0-2 and their adults/caregivers.