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Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:00 am - Friday, May 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Please welcome “Birds and Butterflies,

and Other Nature Scenes of Missouri” by artist Joseph Parish.

This exhibit is multimedia, with the various works being done in classic

watercolor, opaque watercolor (French Gouache), acrylic, oils, and

photography.

The work is inspired mostly from original photographs taken by the artist in

Missouri and the Midwest ranging from his own backyard to the Mississippi

Flyway.
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:00 am - Friday, May 31, 2024 8:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Calling all agents! In this Agents of Discovery mission, explore the natural beauty of Wood Duck Swamp. Using the app and trail prompts, complete challenges and answer questions as you walk through Wood Duck Swamp to complete the mission. Best of luck, agents!
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:00 am - Friday, May 31, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Come visit during the month of May to see artwork from Wild Wanders, a local homeschool group, featured in our auditorium. This groups loves to meet up to hike, play, and learn about the outside world together. They believe that time in nature is valuable even on the not-so-beautiful days. Various artwork pieces will be represented.
Registration period: January 19 - May 28
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:00 am - Tuesday, May 28, 2024 9:45 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Ants go marching one by one, but what are they doing? Find out what keeps these tiny but mighty insects busy as we learn about their lives through imaginary play and outdoor exploration. Little Acorns programs are designed to help children ages 3-6 learn about the natural world through hands on experiences, crafts, and focused free-play activities.
Registration period: April 15 - May 28
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 9:00 am - Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Calling all grandparents! Bring your grandkids and explore the forest at the nature center with the eyes of a naturalist. During this program we will take time to smell the flowers, explore the microscopic world in the undergrowth, and test our senses as we take in the beauty of a Missouri forest. Activities will be at a beginner’s level and all instruction and supplies will be provided. For this program, participants will meet at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, bring athletic or hiking type shoes and bring a water bottle. Participants should be ready to traverse trails that are not ADA accessible with inclines of more than 15%. A welcome email will be sent prior to the program with full details and a packing list. This program is part of our “Grand” Adventure series. You are welcome to sign up for a single day or multiple days of fun. All participants should register to ensure we have an accurate count of participants.
Registration period: April 15 - May 29
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024 1:00 pm - Thursday, May 30, 2024 3:30 pm
Location: Old Plantation Access
Calling all grandparents! Bring your grandkids and join us for fun in the sun at Whitewater Creek near Millersville. Participants will meet at Old Plantation Access Conservation Area and take a short walk to the stream. Here, we will splash, play, and learn about the critters that call Missouri’s streams home. This program requires a short walk of less than ¼ of a mile over gravel and moderately uneven terrain. A welcome email will be sent prior to the program with full details and a packing list. This program is part of our “Grand” Adventure series. You are welcome to sign up for a single day or multiple days of fun. All participants should register to ensure we have an accurate count of participants.
Registration period: March 15 - June 1
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 9:00 am - Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Prairie, prairie, quite contrary, how do your grasses grow? “Quite well,” the prairie answers. Prairies are home to some amazing wildflowers and grasses that make a beautiful natural garden. Learn about this amazing habitat on National Prairie Day, create some cool crafts and participate in prairie-themed activities to celebrate the day. Little Acorns programs are designed to help children ages 3-6 learn about the natural world through hands on experiences, crafts, and focused free-play activities.
Registration period: March 15 - June 1
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, June 1, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Prairie, prairie, quite contrary, how do your grasses grow? “Quite well,” the prairie answers. Prairies are home to some amazing wildflowers and grasses that make a beautiful natural garden. Learn about this amazing habitat on National Prairie Day, create some cool crafts and participate in prairie-themed activities to celebrate the day. Little Acorns programs are designed to help children ages 3-6 learn about the natural world through hands on experiences, crafts, and focused free-play activities.
Registration period: March 15 - June 4
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:00 am - Tuesday, June 4, 2024 10:00 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Prairie, prairie, quite contrary, how do your grasses grow? “Quite well,” the prairie answers. Prairies are home to some amazing wildflowers and grasses that make a beautiful natural garden. Learn about this amazing habitat on National Prairie Day, create some cool crafts and participate in prairie-themed activities to celebrate the day. Little Acorns programs are designed to help children ages 3-6 learn about the natural world through hands on experiences, crafts, and focused free-play activities.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:00 am - Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:30 am
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Discover the importance of Missouri reptiles and amphibians and see what it takes to keep our education animals happy and healthy. Bring your family and watch as we introduce and feed several different reptiles and amphibians. Youth and adult organizations welcome.