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Find Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes near you.

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 8:00 am - Monday, January 31, 2022 8:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Registration period: December 28 - January 25
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, January 25, 2022 8:30 pm
Women’s Basic Handgun Workshop. Women will learn handgun parts and operation, ammunition, handgun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Workshop will include shooting at a climate controlled indoor shooting range. Participants will receive classroom training and one-on-one shooting instruction. This workshop and classroom instruction is offered free of charge. There will be a range fee of $15 per participant paid directly to Ammo Alley. Handguns and ammunition will be provided by MDC. Participants are welcome to bring their own unloaded, cased handguns but will be required to provide their own new factory ammunition (no reloads). This workshop is open to women ages 14 and over. Girls age 14 to 17 may attend with a parent or guardian who is also registered for the workshop.
Registration period: January 1 - January 26
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:00 am - Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Missouri is the winter home for hundreds of bald eagles. This month is a great time to see and learn more about them. What do they eat? How much do they weigh? How many feathers do they have? Where do they nest? Find the answers to these questions and more at our program this month. Registration required. Ages 0-2 years.
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:00 am - Thursday, January 27, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Blind Pony Hatchery CA
Prescribed burn workshop and field day. Participation in this field day in addition to completion of the assocatied online content will allow landowners and members of the public to attain clearance to utilize MDC produced prescribed burn plans and respective cost share assistance via the Missouri Department of Conservation Landowner and Community Assistance Program. Please contact Community and Private Land Conservationist Will Casner via email at william.casner@mdc.mo.gov or by phone at 660-886-7447 ext 4227 for additional information or if additional accommodations are necessary.
Registration period: January 1 - January 27
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022 2:00 pm - Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Want to take on a new and exciting archery challenge? Runge 3D archery is here! This intermediate program is meant for honing skills and introducing the basics of archery hunting. We will begin with the basics before heading to the woods to shoot 3D targets. Dress for the weather with closed-toe shoes. Registration required. Ages 10 and up.
Registration period: January 1 - January 27
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022 6:00 pm - Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Carol Davit, executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation and its Grow Native! program will share an overview of the many Grow Native! native landscaping resources available for gardeners and other outdoor enthusiasts. This program is part of Runge Nature Center's new series, Amazing Worlds of Native Gardens.
Registration period: January 1 - January 28
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 am - Friday, January 28, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Missouri is the winter home for hundreds of bald eagles. This month is a great time to see and learn more about them. What do they eat? How much do they weigh? How many feathers do they have? Where do they nest? Find the answers to these questions and more at our program this month. Registration required. Ages 3-6 years.
Registration period: January 1 - January 29
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:00 am - Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Put on your hiking shoes and join us for a guided hike at Three Creeks Conservation Area (Boone County); 3 or 5 miles-moderate, depending on the weather. Meet at the Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. 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 and up.
Registration period: January 1 - January 31
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 8:00 am - Monday, January 31, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Trumpeter swans are the largest and one of the most beautiful birds found in Missouri. They are also one of the greatest conservation success stories in the world. In 1935, only 69 birds remained in the United States. Today there are well over 63,000 of them in North America. Join us to celebrate this magnificent comeback by observing these swans at Binder Lake in Jefferson City. *NOTE: Due to our inability to accurately predict when the swans may arrive at Binder, this is a short-notice program that can occur any day of the week. We will call participants the day before the program to give time and location at Binder. Please make sure to provide a phone number during online registration. Dress for the weather. Registration required. All ages invited.
Registration period: December 15 - January 31
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 2:00 pm - Monday, January 31, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
Keep your backyard birds happy with a homemade suet feeder! Join a naturalist, virtually, to learn about common birds you may see on the feeder in the winter and receive step-by-step instructions on making your own suet feeder. The presenter will send the link to participants by e-mail the morning of the program. Registration required. All ages are invited to participate.
Registration period: January 15 - February 4
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022 2:00 pm - Friday, February 4, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: McKay Park Lake
Have you ever wanted to catch a trout? Join us for an afternoon of winter fishing at McKay Park Lake in Jefferson City. Equipment and instruction will be provided for this program. Meet in the parking lot on the northwest side of the lake, near the restrooms. Participants wanting to keep fish must have a Missouri trout permit prior to arriving for the program. A Missouri fishing permit is not required for anyone under the age of 16. NOTE: Registration opens January 15 at 8 am.
Registration period: January 15 - February 7
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022 9:00 am - Monday, February 7, 2022 11:00 am
Location: McKay Park Lake
Have you ever wanted to catch a trout? Join us for a morning of winter trout fishing at McKay Park Lake in Jefferson City. Equipment and instruction will be provided for this program. Meet in the parking lot on the northwest side of the lake, near the restrooms. Participants wanting to keep fish must have a Missouri trout permit prior to attending the program. A fishing permit is not required for anyone under the age of 16. NOTE: Registration opens January 15 at 8 am.
Registration period: January 15 - February 8
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:00 am - Tuesday, February 8, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Snow, snow, beautiful snow - step on a hunk and away you go! Come with us as we go outside (hopefully) to play in the snow at Runge! We will learn all about snowflakes and "make" snow inside, too. Registration required. Ages 3-6 years. *NOTE: Registration opens on January 15 at 8 am.
Registration period: February 1 - February 9
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:00 am - Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Snow, snow, beautiful snow - step on a hunk and away you go! Come with us as we go outside (hopefully) to play in the snow at Runge! We will learn all about snowflakes and "make" snow inside, too. Registration required. Must have one child in the 0-2 age range AND one in the 3-6 age range.
Registration period: February 1 - February 10
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:00 am - Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Snow, snow, beautiful snow - step on a hunk and away you go! Come with us as we go outside (hopefully) to play in the snow at Runge! We will learn all about snowflakes and "make" snow inside, too. Registration required. Ages 0-2 years.
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, February 12, 2022 2:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Play in the snow (hopefully) then meet us in the lobby and warm up by the fire as you learn all about this winter precipitation and its beautiful designs! Join staff and volunteers in snowflake crafts and other activities throughout the day. No registration required. All ages invited.
Registration period: January 15 - February 14
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022 10:00 am - Monday, February 14, 2022 10:30 am
Location: Online only
At first glance, some of Missouri’s creatures may not seem cute and cuddly but in the spirit of Valentine’s Day let's show these critters some love! Join us virtually to hear a story about these unhuggable creatures and learn more about them. This program is geared for the little ones, but enjoyed by all ages. The presenter will send the link to participants by e-mail the morning of the program.
Registration period: February 1 - February 15
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:30 pm - Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Buds, branching, and bark are some of the features that are used to identify trees during the winter. Come along as we take a short walk around the nature center and reveal tips and tricks for identifying winter trees. Registration required. Ages 12+
Registration period: February 1 - February 16
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8:00 am - Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Grab your hiking stick and join a guided hike of the Woodland Trail at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Miller County; 3.2 miles-moderate. Meet at the Runge Nature Center or the trailhead. 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: February 1 - February 16
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:00 am - Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Snow, snow, beautiful snow - step on a hunk and away you go! Come with us as we go outside (hopefully) to play in the snow at Runge! We will learn all about snowflakes and "make" snow inside, too. Registration required. Ages 3-6 years.
Registration period: February 1 - February 18
Date: Friday, February 18, 2022 9:00 am - Friday, February 18, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Have you ever wondered what types of birds you’ve been seeing out your living room window? Or how someone can tell the difference between a chickadee and a nuthatch at just a glance? Learn the basics of bird identification and put your skills to use collecting data for a citizen-science-driven survey, The Great Backyard Bird Count (February 18-21). Binoculars and field guides will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Learn more about this citizen-science project at www.birdcount.org. Dress for the weather. Registration required. Ages 8+
Registration period: February 1 - February 19
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Syrup comes from a great natural resource, the maple tree! Learn how to tap a variety of tree species and make your very own homemade syrup. Just like some of the first syrup makers, we will tap trees, collect and cook the sap, and taste the finished product. This program is outdoors so dress for the weather. Registration required. Ages 7+
Registration period: January 24 - February 22
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:30 am - Wednesday, February 23, 2022 11:30 am
Location: Online only

Join a network of thousands of citizen scientists collecting biological, chemical, and physical assessment data on Missouri's wadable streams!

Introduction to Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring (VWQM) is the entry level of monitoring. This two-part educational presentation will introduce the topics of watershed mapping, site selection, stream discharge, and biological monitoring. Participants may continue on to become certified to submit data by completing a stream-side certification training later this spring.

To learn more on the VWQM program, visit www.mostreamteam.org/water-quality-monitoring.html

For any questions, please email StreamTeam@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: January 1 - February 22
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:00 pm - Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:30 pm
Women’s Basic Handgun Workshop. Women will learn handgun parts and operation, ammunition, handgun safety, and shooting fundamentals. Workshop will include shooting at a climate controlled indoor shooting range. Participants will receive classroom training and one-on-one shooting instruction. This workshop and classroom instruction is offered free of charge. There will be a range fee of $15 per participant paid directly to Ammo Alley. Handguns and ammunition will be provided by MDC. Participants are welcome to bring their own unloaded, cased handguns but will be required to provide their own new factory ammunition (no reloads). This workshop is open to women ages 14 and over. Girls age 14 to 17 may attend with a parent or guardian who is also registered for the workshop.
Registration period: February 1 - February 24
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 24, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Mervine Wallace from the Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will provide practical advice for gardening with native plants and avoiding common misconceptions and pitfalls (i.e., Good news! You won't have to do so much weeding!). This program is part of Runge Nature Center's new series, Amazing Worlds of Native Gardens.