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Registration period: November 5 - January 25
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024 8:00 am - Saturday, January 27, 2024 10:00 am
Location: Forest Park Hatchery

*Lesson 1 is not required to attend lesson 2*

Welcome to the first ever “All About Trout,” program put on in the St. Louis region. This is a Traditional fishing class, meaning we will be using traditional “Ultra-Light,” fishing gear and lures to fish for Rainbow Trout. If you are wanting to try Fly-Fishing, we have plenty of fly-fishing classes throughout the fall and winter months!

In Lesson one we will be introducing you to trout as a species, going over the history of trout in Missouri, the gear/techniques we use to catch them, the identification/use of trout bait, handling the trout, and hands on fishing.

In lesson two we go over Trout habitat, life cycle, wildlife regulations and their importance, the difference in ribboned trout streams/special use areas, fish handling overview, lure identification/use, and hands on fishing.

This is a fishing event in the cold fall/winter months! Be sure to come prepared with water, snacks, and very warm clothing (Winter jackets, pants, hats, etc.) Closed-toed shoes are required. Gloves are optional but highly recommended!

Registration period: November 5 - January 25
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2024 8:00 am - Sunday, January 28, 2024 10:00 am
Location: Forest Park Hatchery

*Lesson 1 is not required to attend lesson 2*

Welcome to the first ever “All About Trout,” program put on in the St. Louis region. This is a Traditional fishing class, meaning we will be using traditional “Ultra-Light,” fishing gear and lures to fish for Rainbow Trout. If you are wanting to try Fly-Fishing, we have plenty of fly-fishing classes throughout the fall and winter months!

In Lesson one we will be introducing you to trout as a species, going over the history of trout in Missouri, the gear/techniques we use to catch them, the identification/use of trout bait, handling the trout, and hands on fishing.

In lesson two we go over Trout habitat, life cycle, wildlife regulations and their importance, the difference in ribboned trout streams/special use areas, fish handling overview, lure identification/use, and hands on fishing.

This is a fishing event in the cold fall/winter months! Be sure to come prepared with water, snacks, and very warm clothing (Winter jackets, pants, hats, etc.) Closed-toed shoes are required. Gloves are optional but highly recommended!

Registration period: November 30 - January 11
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 9:00 am - Tuesday, January 30, 2024 4:00 pm
Location: The Venue at Wildflower Ridge

Prescribed burning can be a valuable tool for managing native plant diversity and controlling undesirable vegetation, but it can be dangerous and ineffective when not used properly. This workshop will provide basic information about how to plan and execute a prescribed burn for habitat management.

Additional Information: Instructed by: Tony Peper

The online course is a mandatory prerequisite. Please bring your certificate of completion to the demonstration burn. Weather permitting, 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.
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 9:00 am - Tuesday, January 30, 2024 10:30 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
"Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is a natural oasis nestled within 112 acres of oak hickory forest near urban St. Louis. Join MDC Naturalist, Andy Klingensmith, for a guided hike as we explore and discover the natural wonders found throughout this unique conservation area. This program will touch on a range of ecology topics to deepen our appreciation of Missouri’s natural resources. Topics include plant and animal ID, natural history, ecological management, and conservation philosophy. Whether you’re a regular to Powder Valley, or someone looking for new hiking trails, join us as we discover the sights and sounds of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center."
Registration period: January 18 - January 31
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024 5:00 pm - Thursday, February 1, 2024 7:00 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Have you always wanted to get into the art of fly tying but do not know where to start? Join us for our 4-part fly tying series that will introduce you into the world of fly tying. You will learn about the basic tools, materials, and skills needed to get you rolling on tying your own flies. The materials used in this class will be provided however, if you would like to bring your own equipment, that is acceptable as well. Each class will build on the previous classes’ skills so attendance of all 4 classes is required. Each class will start at 6:00pm and will run for approximately 2 hours. The class will be held at the Education Center at the Jay Henges Shooting Range. The other dates are Feb. 8th, 15th and 22nd.
Registration period: November 29 - February 3
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024 12:00 pm - Saturday, February 3, 2024 1:00 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Owls serve an important role in controlling the population numbers of the prey species they eat. Owls can’t digest the bones and fur of their prey, so they often leave behind what we know as an “owl pellet”. This pellet can tell us, and MDC researchers, a lot about the health of the owl as well as the health of the habitat. Join us to discover the fascinating adaptations of owls and their unique role in the ecosystem. Participants will explore exactly what they eat by dissecting an owl pellet and analyzing the evidence inside. Meet in the classrooms at Powder Valley. Please register each person individually
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 10:30 am - Tuesday, February 6, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Get an up-close look at the fascinating feeding habits of Missouri venomous snakes! Join Powder Valley naturalists for the feeding of our captive snakes while learning more about the interesting lives of both copperheads and timber rattlesnakes. Open to all ages. No registration required.
Registration period: January 24 - February 6
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 6:00 pm - Wednesday, February 7, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

The Basics of the Modern Sporting Rifle (AR type) course is designed to provide beginners a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to modern sporting rifle shooting. This course includes classroom and range time. Students will learn rules for safe gun handling at home, in the field and on the range; rifle actions, parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, cleaning the rifle, and continued opportunities for developing rifle skills. Student, please bring your own modern rifle. We will supply the ammo.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024 3:00 pm - Thursday, February 8, 2024 4:30 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
"Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is a natural oasis nestled within 112 acres of oak hickory forest near urban St. Louis. Join MDC Naturalist, Andy Klingensmith, for a guided hike as we explore and discover the natural wonders found throughout this unique conservation area. This program will touch on a range of ecology topics to deepen our appreciation of Missouri’s natural resources. Topics include plant and animal ID, natural history, ecological management, and conservation philosophy. Whether you’re a regular to Powder Valley, or someone looking for new hiking trails, join us as we discover the sights and sounds of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center."
Registration period: December 1 - February 9
Date: Friday, February 9, 2024 7:00 pm - Friday, February 9, 2024 8:30 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

How the Spirit of Gratitude Can Help You LIve Your Best Life:

Join Heather Feeler, MDC's Communications Branch Chief for some winter inspiration. Often in her spare time you can find her hiking, hammocking, or writing handwritten notes of encouragement to others It's a new year full of possibilities, expectations, and resolutions. But what if you’re already exhausted and 2024 just started? Being in survival mode can often bring more stress and struggle, including sometimes snuffing out our energy and passion. How do we get our groove back and stay inspired, including letting nature rejuvenate us?

Join us for a fun and lighthearted presentation (but also meaningful, we hope!) on how the spirit of gratitude can help you live your best life. This session applies to those with an empty tank as well as those still firing on all cylinders—the learning, including personal storytelling and practical tips, will all be the same, including:

• How to rekindle your passion for life through gratitude and regain the spark and joy in living out your mission

• Strategies to refocus your day and take back your schedule (that are often hijacked by a hundred other things)

• Tip and tricks to get your gratitude mojo back, including where to find inspiration, mentoring, energy, and maybe even a daily dose of laughter

Even though gratitude is an inside job, we hope this session will be a sweet salve to the soul and just the spark you need to keep moving onward and upward.