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Registration period: December 14 - January 28
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Online only
Registration required (adults) Subtle colors and bold textures stand out in the landscape this time of year. Join our native landscape specialist virtually to discuss the beauty and benefits of native plants in winter. We'll focus on plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife as well as create visual winter interest in your own backyard.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:00 am - Saturday, January 28, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (all ages) Please bring seeds in individually labeled envelopes to trade with other gardeners. You may share seeds, bulbs, tubers, essential oils, tinctures, dried herbs, dried veggies, eggs, baked goods, ferments, starters, samples of products you produce or anything garden related. Please do not bring anything that spreads aggressively or is invasive. Visit www.seedsavers-kc.org for additional information. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 14 - January 28
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023 2:00 pm - Saturday, January 28, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (adults) Bundle up and join our native landscape specialist in-person to discuss the beauty and benefits of native plants in winter while walking the grounds of the Discovery Center. We'll focus on plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife as well as create visual winter interest in your own backyard. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 15 - February 3
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023 1:00 pm - Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 14+) February is a great time to gear up for spring planting. Bed prep, plant choice and layout design are all very important to the success of native plant gardens. Visit with our native landscape specialists to get tips on how to prep for spring. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (ages 3-6) Discovering the amazing natural world is as easy as opening a book! This volunteer naturalist led story program is ideal for preschool - kindergarten children and will take them on journeys to learn about wildlife, habitats and more. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (all ages) It seems like there are very few animals outside this time of year...learn more about what happens to animals in the winter. Do they hide? Do they leave? Come investigate and find out! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:30 am - Saturday, February 4, 2023 12:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (ages 3-6) Discovering the amazing natural world is as easy as opening a book! This volunteer naturalist led story program is ideal for preschool - kindergarten children and will take them on journeys to learn about wildlife, habitats and more. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 15 - February 11
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 11, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 8+) Winter is full of wonder and processing tree sap into syrup is one of those wonders. This program will cover the basics of tree selection, collection and processing to turn that watery sap into delicious syrup. A portion of this program will be outdoors so dress for the weather and be ready to get sappy. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 15 - February 11
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023 12:30 pm - Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 8+) Winter is full of wonder and processing tree sap into syrup is one of those wonders. This program will cover the basics of tree selection, collection and processing to turn that watery sap into delicious syrup. A portion of this program will be outdoors so dress for the weather and be ready to get sappy. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 15 - February 16
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 12:00 pm - Thursday, February 16, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required by visiting https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/ (adults) Tour the native landscape at MDC's Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. Guided by Native Landscape Specialists Alix Daniel and Cydney Ross, this program features a live look at native plants of interest throughout the year plus landscaping tips and tricks. This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (all ages) When winter weather is waning, and the trees are dripping sap and melting snow, it's time for our annual outdoor winter event! Help us celebrate trees as one of our most valuable natural resources. Taste a tree at the Sugar Camp where we will boil sap to make syrup. Learn how to split firewood, throw an atlatl, start a fire with sticks, braid a rope with cordage and other useful skills to survive the wilds of the urban woods or your own backyard. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 19 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 10+) Missourians welcome the energetic and exuberant wren each spring. This small summer resident is a common backyard bird and will utilize abandoned woodpecker holes, bird boxes and other cavities for its habitat. Building your own wren box is a rewarding nature experience and the perfect thing to do on a winter day. Make plans to reserve your spot to learn about wrens and build you own nesting box. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 19 - February 18
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 12:30 pm - Saturday, February 18, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 10+) Missourians welcome the energetic and exuberant wren each spring. This small summer resident is a common backyard bird and will utilize abandoned woodpecker holes, bird boxes and other cavities for its habitat. Building your own wren box is a rewarding nature experience and the perfect thing to do on a winter day. Make plans to reserve your spot to learn about wrens and build you own nesting box. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 19 - February 21
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 6:00 pm - Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required (ages 16+) Most of us like to stay inside during the winter months, but that can worsen our winter blues. Join us for a walk around the grounds of the Discovery Center and Kauffman Legacy Park as we take in the sights and sounds of the winter evening. Along the way we will discover ways nature can help us reflect and recharge. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: December 19 - February 25
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 10:00 am - Saturday, February 25, 2023 11:00 am
Location: Online only
Registration required (adults) Winter is the perfect time to plan your native plant gardens for the upcoming spring. Join our native landscape specialist virtually to learn the fundamentals for implementing a successful native landscape design. We'll discuss various stages of this process including where to draw inspiration from, selecting the right plants and designing with intent.
Registration period: December 19 - February 25
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 1:00 pm - Saturday, February 25, 2023 3:30 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Regisraiton required (adults) Bring your gardening ideas to life while workshopping with native landscape specialists in-person to create a successful native landscape design. Participants are asked to bring details of the site they wish to create a native garden at, including photos, dimensions, sunlight type and gardening goals. Together we'll put pen to paper and sketch out a design using the right plants for the right place. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: February 1 - March 10
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:30 am - Saturday, March 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required beginning February 1 (adults) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri. They usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register for this session and you will build a bluebird house of your own. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: February 1 - March 10
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 12:30 pm - Saturday, March 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required beginning February 1 (ages 10+) Bluebirds are year-round residents in Missouri. They usually begin nesting the first half of March. Perfect timing for this project! Would you like to help increase the local bluebird population while having many hours of enjoyment watching our beautiful state bird? Register for this session and you will build a bluebird house of your own. You must register all adults and children. Children under the age of 10 will not be admitted in the room for safety reasons. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor after registering and at least one week prior to the program.