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Registration period: October 12 - November 6
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021 12:30 pm - Saturday, November 6, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Not quite ready to put away the Halloween décor? Keep those spooky vibes alive with this skeleton-centered program investigating what we can learn from animas' bones. We'll focus on the characteristics of animal skulls and discover how variation in anatomy, including dentition, can reveal the identity of an animal. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: October 1 - November 5
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021 5:00 pm - Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD AT PARMA WOODS SHOOTING RANGE. Learn the steps necessary to process wild game yourself. We will discuss field dressing a deer and demonstrate how to skin and process a game animal in easy steps with minimum equipment. You will learn tips on how to handle and package the meat, ensuring that when you pull it out of the freezer, it is fresh and tasty.

Registration period: October 25 - November 8
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:00 am - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngster only (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Ah the turkey! This beloved bird sure is strange. From the way they talk, to the way they walk, turkeys are one of the most interesting critters in Missouri. Join us on a discovery of this almost national emblem.
Registration period: October 25 - November 8
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:00 pm - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 3-5 with an adult)

Ah the turkey! This beloved bird sure is strange. From the way they talk, to the way they walk, turkeys are one of the most interesting critters in Missouri. Join us on a discovery of this almost national emblem.
Registration period: October 25 - November 9
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 am - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required for youngsters only (ages 0-36 month with an adult)

Fall can be a great time to explore the forest. Bring your little one to a fun scavenger hike in the colorful fall forest of Burr Oak Woods.
Registration period: October 25 - November 12
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

Seldom seen, the bobcat is an expert at stealth among Missouri’s fields & forests. Come on in and learn about the features that make this cat so successful as a wild predator.
Registration period: October 12 - November 13
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 9+) Join us to learn the art and skills the earliest humas used to hunt game. Atlatl throwing is gaining popularity as a fun target shooting sport too! This introductory program will teach the fundamentals of atlatl. Participants will learn about different types of atlatls and darts. The workshop will cover proper techniques including stance, grip, form, release and safety. Participants will then put their new skills to use with hands-on practice using atlatls and targets. Get ready to meet the challenge! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: October 12 - November 13
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 12:30 pm - Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 9+) Join us to learn the art and skills the earliest humas used to hunt game. Atlatl throwing is gaining popularity as a fun target shooting sport too! This introductory program will teach the fundamentals of atlatl. Participants will learn about different types of atlatls and darts. The workshop will cover proper techniques including stance, grip, form, release and safety. Participants will then put their new skills to use with hands-on practice using atlatls and targets. Get ready to meet the challenge! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: November 1 - November 15
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:00 pm - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (adults)

They aren’t just shade, shelter, and food. They have amazing medicinal qualities.
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 pm - Thursday, November 18, 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/
Registration period: October 12 - November 18
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, November 19, 2021 10:30 am
Location: Online only
Registration required (ages 3-6) Discovering the amazing natural world is as easy as opening a book! This naturalist led virtual story program is ideal for preschool - kindergarten children and will take them on journeys to learn about wildlife, habitats and more.
Registration period: October 15 - November 18
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:30 am - Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 am
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Join us to learn the basics of the care and cleaning of firearms. This program will include tips and techniques for all aspects of maintenance of your firearm. You may bring your own unloaded firearm to class or use ours.
Registration period: October 12 - November 19
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:30 am - Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Online only
Registration required (ages 12+) What can warm your heart more than a nice, warm meal? Curry is a great dish that is easy to make and will give you the savory and sweet taste you are looking for in this fall weather. This virtual program will focus on how to crock-pot and stove cook this curry. We will be adding venison steak, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots and Golden Curry Sause Mix. Join us online to cook together and ask any questions you have.
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

No registration required (all ages)

Meet me on the Missouri Tree trail for a special up-close look at some of nature’s marvels! Trail pop ups to include skins and skulls, Missouri’s mighty trees & birds of Missouri.
Registration period: October 12 - November 27
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Fabric printing with natural objects is easy and can be a fun, creative outlet for those of us that aren't that artsy. We'll introduce you to some of our favorite native trees while collecting leaves on a short hike around the Discovery Center landscape. Back inside, we'll help you create a colorful holiday tote bag using textile ink and our collected leaves. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00 am - Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Join us for a story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet butterflies, birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures! Our imaginations are the only limits.
Registration period: October 12 - November 27
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:30 am - Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Fabric printing with natural objects is easy and can be a fun, creative outlet for those of us that aren't that artsy. We'll introduce you to some of our favorite native trees while collecting leaves on a short hike around the Discovery Center landscape. Back inside, we'll help you create a colorful holiday tote bag using textile ink and our collected leaves. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: October 12 - November 27
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 12+) Fabric printing with natural objects is easy and can be a fun, creative outlet for those of us that aren't that artsy. We'll introduce you to some of our favorite native trees while collecting leaves on a short hike around the Discovery Center landscape. Back inside, we'll help you create a colorful holiday tote bag using textile ink and our collected leaves. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: November 1 - November 26
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:00 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

What in nature are you most thankful for? Search the trails near the Nature Center to find hidden “pumpkins” of knowledge about special things only the natural world can do for us. Collect four gratitude pumpkins to redeem for a special prize.
Registration period: November 1 - November 26
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:45 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:15 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

What in nature are you most thankful for? Search the trails near the Nature Center to find hidden “pumpkins” of knowledge about special things only the natural world can do for us. Collect four gratitude pumpkins to redeem for a special prize.
Registration period: November 1 - November 26
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:30 pm - Saturday, November 27, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages)

What in nature are you most thankful for? Search the trails near the Nature Center to find hidden “pumpkins” of knowledge about special things only the natural world can do for us. Collect four gratitude pumpkins to redeem for a special prize.
Registration period: November 26 - December 27
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:30 am - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Registration is required! Shotgun shooting is fun and exciting. If you want to learn about the shotgun fundamentals from the very beginning or improve your skill at skeet, trap or 5-stand, 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. To register or for more information, please call 816-249-3194. 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!
Registration period: November 27 - December 28
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:30 am - Friday, December 31, 2021 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! It 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: November 1 - December 2
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:00 am - Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:30 am
Location: Lake City Shooting Range

This class covers the basic equipment, materials, and techniques needed to reload ammunition and customize the loads to your firearms. We will demonstrate the process and then give you some hands-on experience reloading ammunition. All equipment and materials are provided.

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00 pm - Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:30 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Participants will be carving a Balsa crankbait. Materials will be provided for you to carve a blank during class. Some additional supplies will be needed for finishing your lure following class. A list of materials and instructions will be provided.