Events

Private Event | My Events | My Profile

Displaying 1 - 25 of 49

Find Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes near you.

Registration period: January 1 - January 31
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 2:30 pm - Wednesday, February 1, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
Any time can be a great time to fish, soon the weather will turn warm and the Spring fishing season will be in full force. Now is the time to brush up on those fish-cleaning skills. We are starting a three-part session on fish cleaning. In this session, we will focus on equipment that will make cleaning fish easier and where to find them.
Registration period: January 3 - February 4
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the basics of responsible handgun ownership and the joys of shooting. We will cover safety, handgun nomenclature, sight picture, sight alignment, breath control, trigger squeeze, and much more. During the live fire portion, .22 handguns and ammunition will be provided. If you plan to use your own, bring a minimum of 50 rounds of new ammunition for your firearm. Make sure all firearms are unloaded before arriving at the range. There should be no live ammunition, or uncased firearms inside the classroom. Please leave all firearms in the vehicle until the class is dismissed including all concealed carry handguns and magazines.

Registration period: January 6 - February 4
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:45 am
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Come learn about the water puppies of Missouri! Ages 3-6.
Registration period: January 4 - February 3
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 4:30 pm - Saturday, February 4, 2023 6:00 pm
Location: Shawnee Trail Conservation Area
Winter in Missouri means short-eared owls may be seen flying low over native grasslands in search of mice, rabbits, and other small mammals. Join us to discover more about these uncommon winter residents. Bring the family, dress for the weather, and meet us at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area for this easy-rated hike.
Registration period: January 6 - February 7
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:00 am - Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10:45 am
Location: Online only
Some animals have big, fluffy tails. Some animals have blue, wiggly tails. Why do animals have tails at all? Find out at this virtual program. Please provide a valid email as a link will be sent to you for this virtual program. This program is designed for children ages 3-6 but all ages are welcome.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 am - Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Join Ms. Ladybug as she reads a nature story and shares activities with your child. Ages 2-6.
Registration period: January 1 - February 7
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 2:30 pm - Wednesday, February 8, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
Any time can be a great time to fish, soon the weather will turn warm and the Spring fishing season will be in full force. Now is the time to brush up on those fish-cleaning skills. This session will focus on cleaning scaled fish like crappie, bass, and perch. We will look at some of the common equipment needed and common methods of cleaning these fish.
Registration period: January 3 - February 9
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This class will help you learn the basics of predator hunting for crows. We will discuss gun safety, zones of fire, identification of birds, hunt set up, calls, and much more. When done with this class you will be able to hunt safely and enjoyably for crows. Participants who attend will be invited back to hunt on the Bois D' Arc conservation area at a later date for crows.

Registration period: January 20 - February 9
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023 6:00 pm - Friday, February 10, 2023 8:00 pm
Location: Watershed Center

Get a taste of tradition and learn some camp cooking the old fashioned way.

This event is for all who want to know more about cooking with Dutch Ovens; those cast iron black pots that make food taste so delicious!

Learn the basics of Dutch Oven cooking and sample your way to a newfound interest in traditional camp cooking.

Whether you are a "seasoned" expert or are thinking about getting started, this event is for you.
Registration period: January 4 - February 10
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023 6:30 pm - Friday, February 10, 2023 8:00 pm
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area
Nesting season comes early for owls and they’re already hooting in anticipation. Join us to learn about the five senses of owls and take a short walk or prowl to listen for Missouri owls.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:30 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Why not combine two passions and join us to play nature-themed board games. Whether a beginner or avid player of tabletop games, we will have a variety to play for all skill levels and ages. Stop by the center anytime to learn about nature through board games.
Registration period: January 6 - February 10
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Can you start a fire without a match or lighter? Can you transform a rock into an arrowhead? Learn the skills of fire-making and flint knapping with Ancestral Skills specialist, Don Brink. Ages 12-17.
Registration period: January 1 - February 14
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 2:30 pm - Wednesday, February 15, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Any time can be a great time to fish, soon the weather will turn warm and the Spring fishing season will be in full force. Now is the time to brush up on those fish-cleaning skills. This session will focus on cleaning skinned fish with an emphasis on catfish. We will look at some of the common equipment needed and common methods of cleaning these fish.
Registration period: January 4 - February 16
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 10:30 am - Friday, February 17, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Who-o-o-o hoots when it gets dark? Who-o-o-o goes out for food at night? Is it a wise old owl? Bring your children during daylight hours to learn about owls. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
Registration period: January 11 - February 17
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 6:00 pm - Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Nesting season comes early for owls and they're already hooting in anticipation. The trails will be open and patrolled from 6-9 pm, so bring a flashlight and a walking partner because you're on your own. Dickerson Park Zoo docents will offer indoor programs at 6 and 7 pm. All ages.
Registration period: January 11 - February 17
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023 7:00 pm - Friday, February 17, 2023 8:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Nesting season comes early for owls and they're already hooting in anticipation. The trails will be open and patrolled from 6-9 pm, so bring a flashlight and a walking partner because you're on your own. Dickerson Park Zoo docents will offer indoor programs at 6 and 7 pm. All ages.
Registration period: January 3 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the joys of shotgun shooting. We will discuss shotgun nomenclature, stance, dominant eye, mounting, moving the shotgun, and much more. We will provide 20-gauge shotguns and ammunition for those who do not have one. If you plan to use your own, bring a minimum of 50 rounds of new ammunition for your firearm. Make sure all firearms are unloaded before arriving at the range. There should be no live ammunition, or uncased firearms inside the classroom. Please leave all firearms in the vehicle until the class is dismissed including all concealed carry handguns and magazines.

Registration period: January 4 - February 17
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:30 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Now is the time to welcome our state bird to begin nesting. Bring your family to learn more about being landlords for this beautiful bird and to put together your own bluebird nesting box (one box per family). Each family must make their own reservation. Bring an electric screwdriver or drill with a Phillips head drill bit if you have one. Note: bluebirds typically nest in urban or rural areas that are not heavily wooded.
Registration period: January 11 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:30 pm - Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Help celebrate our 35th anniversary with a hike at the Nature Center! Each month a naturalist will lead a hike to share the beauty of the Nature Center trails with you. Dress for the weather and be prepared to hike 1.5 to 2 miles. The trail is considered easy to moderately difficult with some uneven terrain. Ages 8-adult. Children ages 8-17 must have a registered adult accompanying them.
Registration period: January 23 - February 21
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 2:30 pm - Wednesday, February 22, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
Snagging season is just around the corner. Now is the t time to learn about the different gear you will need to snag/grab some of our nongame fish. We will discuss rods, reels, lines, hooks, and other gear to help make a successful outing, whether you catch fish or not.
Registration period: January 1 - February 21
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 2:30 pm - Wednesday, February 22, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
Snagging season is just around the corner. Now is the time to learn about the different gear you will need to snag/grab some of our nongame fish. We will discuss rods, reels, lines, hooks, and other gear to help make a successful outing, whether you catch fish or not.
Registration period: January 6 - February 23
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023 6:30 pm - Thursday, February 23, 2023 7:45 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Are you up for a challenge?! Come to our program tonight and kick-off a year of conservation challenges. You'll take home a booklet of challenges and we'll do some fun activities! This program is designed for children ages 7-12 and their adults/caregivers.
Registration period: January 12 - February 23
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023 6:30 pm - Friday, February 24, 2023 8:00 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Have you ever wanted to go trout fishing but didn’t know what to use or where to go? We will discuss locations to fish, essential equipment, basic fishing methods, and lure selection. With this information, you’ll be ready to wet a hook on opening day, March 1!
Registration period: January 6 - February 24
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 25, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Hike with us on one of our favorite trails. The Homesteaders trail at Henning Conservation Area is 4 miles, rated moderate to difficult. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Bring binoculars if you like. This program is for women only. Ages 14-adult. Girls ages 14-17 accompanied by an adult female are welcome. Transportation provided OR meet us there.
Registration period: January 6 - February 28
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:00 am - Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Online only
We're already one month into the new year and I'm sure you gardeners are feeling the need to get out there and work in the dirt! Join Naturalist Jordi Raos as she talks about some of her favorite native plants in Missouri. Join from the comfort of your own home for this virtual program. Please provide a valid email as a link will be sent to you for this virtual program. All ages.