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Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:00 pm - Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:00 pm
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 in the gauge of your shotgun. There should be no live ammunition, or uncased firearms inside the classroom. Please leave all firearms in the vehicle until the class is dismissed to go to shoot. This includes concealed carry handguns and magazines.

Registration period: August 27 - October 19
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 am - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:30 am
Location: Online only
Join us for our regular virtual program series where you can ask the naturalist questions about nature topics. Learn what causes leaves to change color in the fall and discover the best time and place to see autumn colors followed by a live Q&A session with Naturalist Morgan Wyatt. When registering, please provide an active email address in your profile as you will receive a link the day prior to the program. All ages.
Registration period: August 27 - October 19
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:00 pm - Tuesday, October 19, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Online only
Join us for our regular virtual program series where you can ask the naturalist questions about nature topics. Learn what causes leaves to change color in the fall and discover the best time and place to see autumn colors followed by a live Q&A session with Naturalist Morgan Wyatt. When registering, please provide an active email address in your profile as you will receive a link the day prior to the program. All ages.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:30 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:20 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:50 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:40 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:10 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:50 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:40 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:10 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:30 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 21
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:50 pm - Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:40 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 6:30 pm - Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:30 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

Join our partnership event between Wildcat Glades Friends Group and the Missouri Department of Conservation for a guided night hike. Follow our guides down the yellow brick road to meet some interesting characters and learn about some amazing things you can find in Missouri. Guided hikes will leave every 15 minutes and will conclude with snacks and crafts inside the Emerald City. Register by emailing lauren@wildcatglades.org.

or check out the Wildcat Glades Friends Group Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/375795504039955/
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 6:30 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 6:50 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 7:40 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 7:10 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 7:50 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 8:40 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 8:10 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 8:30 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 9:20 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Registration period: September 2 - October 22
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 8:50 pm - Friday, October 22, 2021 9:40 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Registration is required to attend this special event. All activities are outdoors. Choose from 7 nightly guided hike times. Please register each member of your party as a limited number of tickets will be issued for each hike.

Get ready for some nighttime fun during our annual guided Halloween hikes. In the style of Wild Kratts, learn about the “Wild Rats—An Adaptation Adventure” as you work with some folks who resemble cast members to help solve the Mystery of the Missing Martin. Prepare for some entertaining sights without the frights. Fun for all ages. Dress for the weather (costumes welcome) and plan on 50 minutes for the hike.
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:30 am - Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:30 am
Location: Online only

Beginners to advanced hunters need to learn proper techniques to ensure their organic wild game meat is probably handled and stored. This event covers regulations, field dressing, supplies, transporting, and techniques for processing deer.

Registration period: September 29 - October 23
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area
Celebrate Fall by taking the kids outside and discover the basics of family fishing. Learn the basics of fishing to get any angler catching fish. You will learn about the basic gear and how to use it as well as fish identification, strategies, rules and regulations, and cleaning and cooking your catch. Fishing equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. All participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid Missouri fishing license. All participants must register separately.
Registration period: September 29 - October 23
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area
Celebrate Fall by taking the kids outside and discover the basics of family fishing. Learn the basics of fishing to get any angler catching fish. You will learn about the basic gear and how to use it as well as fish identification, strategies, rules and regulations, and cleaning and cooking your catch. Fishing equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. All participants 16 years of age and older must have a valid Missouri fishing license. All participants must register separately.
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:30 pm - Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Watershed Center

This event is the stream-side certification to become a Level 1 water quality monitor with Missouri Stream Team.

**You must complete the Level 1 VWQM, Part 1 (virtual) prior to attending this event**

The virtual presentations are available as live events and will be recorded for watching on-demand after 9/3/2021.

For more information on the VWQM program, please visit www.mostreamteam.org/water-quality-monitoring.html

For any questions, please email StreamTeam@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: October 1 - October 22
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00 pm - Saturday, October 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center
Join Naturalists for a hike along Lake Taneycomo to view fall colors and learn about tree identification. Meet at the Conservation Center at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery. After the hike we will return to the Conservation Center to do leaf rubbings and learn more about why leaves change color. Registration is required. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 or email instructor for more details.
Registration period: September 23 - October 29
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:30 am - Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:00 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center’s Naturalists need your help to uncover more about Missouri wildlife. Inside a room filled with puzzles and games, your group will have 30 minutes to solve clues to learn about amazing Missouri creatures and their unique characteristics. If your group beats the clock, a prize awaits at the finish. Are you up for the challenge? Recommended for families, teens, and adults. Limited slots available and group size limited to 6 individuals. All participants must register for this program separately. Please remember to wear a mask when unable to social distance.
Registration period: October 7 - November 3
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:30 pm - Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:30 pm
Location: Online only
Join us as we highlight a few of the Conservation Areas in SW MO. We will discuss where they are located, game to hunt, restrictions, and other information needed for a successful outing.