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Registration period: June 5 - June 24
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn embroidery techniques while also exploring Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme. The first block and topic for this month is the Bald Cypress. 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.

Registration period: May 18 - June 25
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021 8:00 am - Saturday, June 26, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Little Prairie CA
This program is open to youth aged 11-15. MDC wildlife and fisheries management biologists will explain and show first-hand habitat management, population sampling, and fishing techniques. Participants will have opportunity to catch fish from both shore and boat, learn fish cleaning and meal preparation (yes, eating your cooked fish with sides is part of the program). MDC will provide all equipment and bait but participants may bring rod and reels if they wish. Lunch will be provided. Please bring close-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, and extra water. This is an exciting opportunity for a lucky 20 youth to explore fishing from MDC field management biologists and staff!
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, June 26, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own basket using just tree bark? This program will teach the basics of removing the cambium layer of bark from a tree, folding it, and sewing the edges together with narrow cambium strips to create their own basket to take home with them just in time for berry picking season.
Registration period: June 19 - June 29
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:30 pm - Tuesday, June 29, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Lesson 1: Learn the parts and function of a spincast fishing rod and reel. How to cast safely and and successfully. How to fasten basic tackle to a fishing line. Learn techniques to catch fish and handle it properly.

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks.

Participants will be able to take what they learned and go fishing.

Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.

Each participant must register for this program individually.
Registration period: March 24 - July 19
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:30 pm - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Rinquelin Trail Lake CA

Introduction to Flatwater Kayaking: July 20th at the Joe Hanauer Lake Boat Ramp located within Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area in Maries County.

Join us for an evening on the water for a basic kayaking program. Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to the water for paddling instruction and practice. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: March 24 - July 20
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:00 am - Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Location: Woodson K Woods Memorial CA Hwy 8 River Access

Introduction to Flatwater & Stream Kayaking: July 21st on the Meramec River between MDC Hwy 8 River Access (26.2 river mileage marker) to Scotts Ford Access (35.1 river mileage marker).

Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to a flatwater pool for paddling instruction and practice prior to kayaking the river. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a hat, sun screen, insect repellant, extra water, and lunch. Food and water is not available for purchase nor will be provided. A dry bag is recommended for personal gear. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Little Prairie CA
Welcome to the first Little Prairie Nature Trail Run / Hike! The 3.6 mile trail is unpaved but has wooden bridges crossing small streams. Participants will register on-site between 8-9 am, with run starting at 9am. The first 100 finishers will receive a MDC water bottle. Come explore nature!